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Longman Companion to Britain since 1945 by Chris Cook
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Each volume in the Longman Companions to History series, under the General Editorship of Chris Cook and John Stevenson, provides a handy reference work to a major area of historical study, and is written by a leading scholar in the field.This timely new edition of the Longman Companion to Britain since 1945 (compiled by the Series Editors themselves) provides a wide-ranging compendium of key facts and figures on British history from the start of the landmark Attlee government in 1945 to the final years of the 1990s. The book embraces all major aspects of British history, government and society, reflecting the massive social, political and economic changes that have transformed the face of Britain since the end of the Second World War. Fully revised and updated, this new edition covers the advent of Tony Blair, the electoral victory of New Labour in 1997 and the major constitutional changes currently underway in Britain. This book will be invaluable to anyone interested in the history and politics of post-war Britain - from students and teachers to party activists and lovers of reader-friendly reference books.Among the many features to be found in the second edition are: A Political Chronology updated to cover the Blair administration Extended coverage of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland New material on Elections and Electoral Systems, both European and national Extended profiles of the Political Parties, with additional details of leadership elections Updated statistics on Social and Economic History, with fuller coverage of transport developments, women in society and education Extended coverage of Immigration and Race Relations Facts and figures on Britain and the European Union More than 125 fact-packed Biographies of leading personalities A Glossary of Terms including the new vocabulary of the 1990s An extensive, fully-updated theme-based Guide to Further ReadingCHRIS COOK is a Visiting Research Fellow at the British Library of Political and Economic Science. JOHN STEVENSON is a Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford.HARD COVER Front flap of jacketEach volume in the Longman Companions to History series, under the General Editorship of Chris Cook and John Stevenson, provides a handy reference work to a major area of historical study, and is written by a leading scholar in the field.This timely new edition of the Longman Companion to Britain since 1945 (compiled by the Series Editors themselves) provides a wide-ranging compendium of key facts and figures on British history from the start of the landmark Attlee government in 1945 to the final years of the 1990s. The book embraces all major aspects of British history, government and society, reflecting the massive social, political and economic changes that have transformed the face of Britain since the end of the Second World War. Fully revised and updated, this new edition covers the advent of Tony Blair, the electoral victory of New Labour in 1997 and the major constitutional changes currently underway in Britain. This book will be invaluable to anyone interested in the history and politics of post-war Britain - from students and teachers to party activists and lovers of reader-friendly reference books.Among the many features to be found in the second edition are: A Political Chronology updated to cover the Blair administration Extended coverage of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland New material on Elections and Electoral Systems, both European and national Extended profiles of the Political Parties, with additional details of leadership elections Updated statistics on Social and Economic History, with fuller coverage of transport developments, women in society and education Extended coverage of Immigration and Race Relations Facts and figures on Britain and the European Union More than 125 fact-packed Biographies of leading personalities A Glossary of Terms including the new vocabulary of the 1990s An extensive, fully-updated theme-based Guide to Further ReadingBack flap of jacketThe authors:CHRIS COOK is a Visiting Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and former Head of the Modern Archives Survey at the British Library of Political and Economic Science. JOHN STEVENSON is a Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford. Back of jacketLONGMAN COMPANIONS TO HISTORYGeneral Editors: CHRIS COOK and JOHN STEVENSONThe following Companions to History are now available:Renaissance Europe, 1390-1530 Britain since 1945Stella Fletcher (Second Edition)Chris Cook and John StevensonThe European Reformation Germany since 1945 Mark Greengrass Adrian WebbThe Tudor Age The European Union since 1945 Rosemary O'Day Alasdair Blair The Stuart Age, 1603-1714 Imperial Russia, 1695-1917John Wroughton David LongleyBritain in the Eighteenth Century, 1688-1820 Jeremy Gregory & John Stevenson Napoleonic EuropeClive EmsleyEuropean Nationalism, 1789-1920Raymond PearsonBritain in the Nineteenth Century, 1815-1914Chris CookEuropean DecolonisationMuriel E. ChamberlainThe Labour Party, 1900-1998Harry HarmerThe Middle East since 1914(Second Edition)Ritchie OvendaleRussia since 1914Martin McCauleyAmerica, 1910-1945Patrick RenshawBritain, 1914-45Andrew ThorpeNazi GermanyTim KirkAmerica, Russia and the Cold War, 1941-1998(Second Edition)John W Young

Author Biography

Chris Cook is a Visiting Research Fellow at the British Library of Political and Economic Science. John Stevenson is a Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford.
Release date NZ
June 7th, 2000
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
2nd New edition
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
368
Dimensions
159x236x20
ISBN-13
9780582356740
Product ID
2183432

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