Includes essays that present introductions to the literature and debates on major aspects of the political, social and economic history of Britain between 1900 and 1939. This book examines controversial issues over the social impact of the First World War, especially on women.
List of Contributors.Introduction: Chris Wrigley (University of Nottingham).Part I: British Political Life:.1. The Conservative Party: From Crisis to Ascendancy: Philip Williamson (University of Durham).2. The Liberal Party: Summit and Descent: Michael Bentley (University of St Andrews).3. Politics of the Labor Movement: Duncan Tanner (University of Wales, Bangor).4. The Politics of National Efficiency and of War, 1900-18: G. R. Searle (University of East Anglia).5. Scottish Issues in British Politics: I. G. C. Hutchison (University of Stirling).6. Wales and British Politics: R. Merfyn Jones (University of Wales, Bangor).7. Ireland and British Politics: D. George Boyce (University of Wales, Swansea).8. Women and Politics: Christine Collete (Edge Hill College of Higher Education).Part II: Britain and the World:.9. Immigrants, Sojourners and Refugees: Minority Groups in Britain: Anne J. Kershen (Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London).10. British Foreign Policy: G. H. Bennett (University of Plymouth).11. The British Armed Forces: David French (University College, London).12. The Empire: Martin Kitchen (Simon Fraser University).13. The British Economy and the Empire: B. R. Tomlinson (University of Strathclyde).14. Britain in the International Economy: Tim Rooth (University of Portsmouth).15. The State and the Economy: M. W. Kirby (Lancaster University).Part III: Social and Economic Developments:.16. The City of London and British Banking: R. C. Michie (University of Durham).17. Agriculture, Agrarian Society and the Countryside: Peter Dewey (Royal Holloway College, University of London).18. Transport: Colin Divall (University of York).19. Industry and Services: Employment and Unemployment: K. D. Brown (The Queen's University Belfast).20. Industrial Relations in Britain: Arthur J. McIvor (University of Strathclyde).21. Social structure: Andrew Miles (University of Birmingham).22. Consumers and Consumer Behaviour: Sue Bowden (University of Sheffield).23. Social Welfare: Public and Private: Keith Laybourn (University of Huddersfield).24. Housing and Town Planning : Helen Meller (University of Nottingham).25. Medicine and Public Health: Steven Cherry (University of East Anglia).26. Education: Roy Lowe (University of Wales, Swansea).27. Crime. Police and Penal Policy: Clive Emsley (The Open University).28. Leisure and Sport in Britain: Peter J. Beck (Kingston Univerity).29. Religion: Stuart Mews (Cheltenham and Gloucester College).30. Culture in the Sceptr'd Isle: Anthony Sutcliffe (University of Nottingham).31. Impact of the First World War: Chris Wrigley (University of Nottingham).32. Britishness: John K. Walton (University of Central Lancashire).Bibliography of Secondary Sources.Index