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State and Society: A Social and Political History of Britain Since 1870
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STATE AND SOCIETY: A SOCIAL AND POLITICAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN SINCE 1870

PAPERBACK BY PUGH, MARTIN

£24.99

ISBN
9780340966891
IMPRINT
HODDER ARNOLD
 
 
EDITION
3RD NEW EDITION
PUBLISHER
BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
416 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
30 MAY 2008

DESCRIPTION

A vigorous interpretation of political and social developments in Britain since the late-Victorian era, 'State and Society' is one of the most respected and widely read introductions to modern British history. In it, Pugh explores, as his central theme, the relationship between the British state and its citizens with characteristic skill and insight. In this new edition, the text is extended to cover the premiership of Tony Blair, from his election in 1997 to his departure a decade later. Pugh examines Blair's legacy, looking at issues such as electoral reform, the idea of a British presidency, enivironmentalism, the Iraq War, civil liberties and national identity. In addition, existing chapters have been fully revised to reflect recent developments in historical thinking and restructured to highlight key themes.Additional material includes increased coverage of the role of female campaigners before the suffragettes, popular attitudes to the welfare state, a re-evalution of the General Strike of 1926, the importance of the British monarchy and the the 1936 Abdication crisis, the build up to the post-1945 Labour electoral success, the rising standard of living, including the growth in holiday travel and car ownership and a new chapter charting the rise and fall of Margaret Thatcher and a detailed analysis of her legacy. This new, thoroughly updated edition is essential reading for all students of British history.