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Britain Yesterday and Today, 8th Edition

  • Walter L. Arnstein University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • ISBN-10: 0618001042  |  ISBN-13: 9780618001040
  • 576 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1996, 1992
  • © 2001 | Published
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Overview

This text, which is the fourth volume in the best-selling History of England series, tells how a small and insignificant outpost of the Roman empire evolved into a nation that has produced and disseminated so many significant ideas and institutions. This is the only comprehensive text available for the History of England survey course that has been revised and updated to include coverage of the entire 20th century.

Table of Contents

I. The Age of Improvement: 1830 to 1851
1. Reform or Revolution?
Alexis de Tocqueville and the Britain of 1830
The Demand for Constitutional Reform
The Great Reform Bill
Significance and Aftermath
2. The Railway Age
The People
Industry and Banking
Transportation
Working Conditions
3. The Curious Years of Laissez-Faire
Whigs and Tories
The Chartists
The Corn Law Reformers
Peel and Repeal
The Irish Famine
The Trend Toward Laissez-Faire
The Trend Toward State Intervention
The Victorian Regulatory State
The Church and Education
4. Lord Palmerston''s World
Britain''s Place in the World
The Foreign Policy of Palmerston
Anglo-American and Anglo-Chinese Relations
Palmerston Again
II. The Mid-Victorian Years: 1851 to 1873
5. Prosperity, Propriety, and Progress
The Age of Prosperity
The Victorian City
Victorian Morality
The Cult of Respectability
The Victorian Gentleman
The Critics of Victorianism
6. War Drums Sound Afar
The Crimean War
American Division and German Unification
The Sepoy Mutiny
The Mid-Victorian Empire
7. The Reform Bill of 1867: Causes and Consequences
Prelude to Reform
The Reform Bills
The First Gladstone Ministry
III. The Late-Victorian Years: 1873 to 1900
8. Disraeli and Gladstone
The Curious "Great Depression"
Liberals and Conservatives
The Disraeli Ministry of 1874-1880
Gladstone''s Second Ministry (1880-1885)
9. The Irish Question
The Nineteenth-Century Background
The Rise of Parnell
The First Home Rule Bill
The Second Home Rule Bill
10. The High Tide of Empire
The Causes of Imperialism
Imperialism in Action
The Role of Joseph Chamberlain
The Boer War
11. Society and Social Reform
Technological Advances
The Social Structure
The Status of Women
Religion and Leisure
The Decline of Laissez-Faire
Social Reform and Politics
IV. The Early Twentieth Century: 1900 to 1924
12. The Rocky Road to the Welfare State
Edwardian Prosperity
The Cultural Revival
The Conservative Decline (1900-1905)
The Liberal Revival (1905-1908)
Asquith, Churchill, and Lloyd George
The Revolt of the Peers
The Twentieth-Century Constitution
Suffragettes and Syndicalists
Ireland Again
13. The Roundabout Road to War
The Web of Diplomacy
The Triple Entente
Anglo-German Rivalry
The Lamps Go Out
14. Britain and World War I
The Fighting Fronts (1914-1915)
The Home Front (1914-1915)
The Rise of Lloyd George
War on Sea and Land (1915-1917)
The End of the War
15. The Consequences of the Peace
The Election of 1918
Lloyd George at Paris
A Solution for Ireland
The Twenties: Economy and Society
The Fall of Lloyd George
The First Labour Government
V. The Shadow of Depression and War: 1924 to 1956
16. The False Dawn and the Great Depression
The General Strike and After
The Spirit of Locarno
The Second Labour Government
The National Government
The Depression and British Society
Recovery
17. The Storm Gathers Anew
The Rise of Totalitarianism
The Election of 1935
The Abdication
Steps Toward War
The Road to Munich
The End of Appeasement
18. The Age of Churchill
The "Phoney War"
Churchill Becomes Prime Minister
The Battle of Britain
The War Economy
Forging the Grand Alliance
The Road to Victory
19. Social Security and International Insecurity
The General Election of 1945
Nationalization and Social Security
Austerity
Imperial Twilight: Asia and the Middle East
The Cold War
The Elections of 1950 and 1951
The End of Austerity
Diplomatic Achievements
VI. Post Imperial Britain: 1956-1979
20. The Decline of Empire and the Mood of the 1960s
Suez and After
Twilight of Empire: Africa
The Macmillan Era
Troubles of the Early 1960s
The First Move to Join Europe
The Elections of 1964 and 1966
The Perils of the Pound
The Permissive Society
21. The Stormy 1970s: The Age of Stagflation
The General Election of 1970
Conservative Reform
Britain Joins the EEC
The Northern Ireland Question
Economic Dilemmas
The General Elections of 1974
The Callaghan Years (1976-1979)
VII. Contemporary Britain: Since 1979
22. The Thatcher Era and After (1979-1997)
The First Years (1979-1982)
The Split in the Labour Party
The Falkland Islands War (1982)
Privatization
Education, Health, and Housing
The Northern Ireland Question Once More
The General Election of 1987
Thatcher''s Last Years (1987-1990)
The Election of 1992
The Government of John Major (1990-1997)
23. Entering the 21st Century: The Tony Blair Era
The General Election of 1997
The Blair Honeymoon
The Federalization of the United Kingdom
Prospect and Retrospect
Appendix
Bibliography
Index