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Divided Kingdom

A History of Britain, 1900 to the Present

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How has the UK evolved into the country it is today? This clear, comprehensive survey of its history since 1900 explores the political, economic, social and cultural changes which have divided the nation and held it together, and how these changes were experienced by individuals and communities. Pat Thane challenges conventional interpretations of Britain's past based on stark contrasts, like the dull, conservative 1950s versus the liberated 'swinging sixties', and explores the key themes of nationalisms, the rise and fall of the welfare state, economic success and failure, imperial decline, and the UK's relationship with Europe. Highlighting changing living standards and expectations and inequalities of class, income, wealth, race, gender, sexuality, religion and place, she reveals what has (and has not) changed in the UK since 1900, why, and how, helping the reader to understand how our contemporary society, including its divisions and inequalities, was formed.

Product code: 9781107612501

ISBN 9781107612501
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H246xW174xS23
No. Of Pages 502
Publisher Cambridge University Press
This clear, comprehensive survey of the history of the UK covers the twentieth to the early twenty-first century. It explores how, why and to what extent the nation has changed, particularly examining the shifting inequalities between rich and poor, men and women, and people of different cultural backgrounds, ages and regions.