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A Companion to Contemporary Britain covers the key themes and debates of 20th-century history from the outbreak of the Second World War to the end of the century. * Assesses the impact of the Second World War * Looks at Britain's role in the wider world, including the legacy of Empire, Britain's 'special relationship' with the United States, and integration with continental Europe * Explores cultural issues, such as class consciousness, immigration and race relations, changing gender roles, and the impact of the mass media * Covers domestic politics and the economy * Introduces the varied perspectives dominating historical writing on this period * Identifies the key issues which are likely to fuel future debate

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405167307
ISBN-10: 1405167300
Format: Paperback
(244mm x 173mm x 32mm)
Pages: 600
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Paul Addison

Paul Addison is Director of the Centre for WWII Studies at the University of Edinburgh. His books include The Road to 1945: British Politics and the Second World War (1975) and Churchill on the Home Front 1900-1955 (1992). Harriet Jones is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London.

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