By Paul Addison, Harriet Jones
A spouse to modern Britain covers the major topics and debates of 20th-century heritage from the outbreak of the second one international conflict to the tip of the century. Assesses the impression of the second one global battle appears to be like at Britain’s position within the wider international, together with the legacy of Empire, Britain’s ‘special courting’ with the USA, and integration with continental Europe Explores cultural concerns, equivalent to classification realization, immigration and race family members, altering gender roles, and the influence of the mass media Covers family politics and the financial system Introduces the various views dominating historic writing in this interval Identifies the most important concerns that are more likely to gasoline destiny debate
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