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  1. Lecture 1: Introduction to the Britain in the Twentieth Century 44 items
    This section includes many general text books that will be useful to start your reading on a variety of topics.
    1. A companion to contemporary Britain, 1939-2000 - Paul Addison, Harriet Jones 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    2. Modern British history: since 1900 - Jeremy Black 2000

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    3. Women in Britain since 1900 - Sue Bruley 1999

      Book 

    4. Hope and glory: Britain 1900-2000 - Peter Clarke 2004

      Book Background

    5. British society since 1945 - Arthur Marwick 1996

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    6. Britain in the twentieth century - Charles More 2007

      Book 

    7. British society, 1914-45 - John Stevenson 1990

      Book 

    8. Women in twentieth-century Britain - Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska 2001

      Book Essential

    9. Britain since 1945: a political history - David Childs 2006

      Book 

    10. Modern Britain: 1750 to the present - James Vernon 2017

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    11. Unequal Britain: equalities in Britain since 1945 - Pat Thane 2010

      Book 

    12. Britishness and National Identity 20 items
      1. Britishness since 1870 - Paul Ward 2004

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      2. Theatres of memory - Raphael Samuel, Alison Light, Sally Alexander, Gareth Stedman Jones 1998

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      3. Uniting the Kingdom?: the making of British history - Alexander Grant, K. J. Stringer 1995

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      4. National identity - Anthony D. Smith 1991

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  2. Lecture 2: The Edwardians 13 items
    1. Private lives, public spirit: Britain 1870-1914 - José Harris 1994

      Book Essential

    2. The decline of the Liberal Party 1910-1931 - Paul Adelman 1995

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    3. Hope and glory: Britain 1900-2000 - Peter Clarke 2004

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    4. Poverty in Edwardian Britain - IAN GAZELEY, ANDREW NEWELL 2011

      Article 

    5. A New England? - G. R. Searle September 1, 2005

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  3. Lecture 3: The Great War and Social Change 33 items
    1. Women in Britain since 1900 - Sue Bruley 1999

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    2. The First World War in British History - Constantine, Stephen 1995

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    3. Blighty: British society in the era of the great war - Gerard J. DeGroot 1996

      Book Essential

    4. A companion to World War I - John Horne 2012

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    5. British culture & the First World War - George Robb 2015

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    6. English education, social change and war 1911-20 - Geoffrey Sherington c1981

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    7. Britain and the First World War - John Turner 1988

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    8. The upheaval of war: family, work and welfare in Europe, 1914-1918 - Richard Wall, J. M. Winter 2005

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    9. The Great War and the British people - J. M. Winter 2003

      Book Recommended

    10. Goodbye to all that - Robert Graves 1957

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    11. Dismembering the male: men's bodies, Britain and the Great War - Joanna Bourke 1999

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    12. Behind the lines: gender and the two world wars - Margaret R. Higonnet 1987

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    13. Women and the women's movement in Britain since 1914 - Martin Pugh, Martin Pugh 2015

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    14. The Great War and the British people - J. M. Winter 2003

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    15. Authority, identity and the social history of the Great War - Frans Coetzee, Marilyn Shevin-Coetzee 1995

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  4. Lecture 4: Attitudes to Empire 25 items
    1. British imperialism, 1688-2000 - P. J. Cain, A. G. Hopkins 2002

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    2. Britain's declining empire: the road to decolonisation, 1918-1968 - Ronald Hyam 2006

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    3. Imperialism and popular culture - John M. MacKenzie 1986

      Book Essential

    4. British imperial policy and decolonization, 1938-64 - A. N. Porter, A. J. Stockwell 1987

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    5. Imperialism and music: Britain, 1876-1953 - Jeffrey Richards 2001

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    6. The debate on the rise of the British empire - Anthony Webster 2006

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    7. The end of the British Empire: the historical debate - John Darwin, Institute of Contemporary British History 1991

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    8. Theatres of memory - Raphael Samuel, Alison Light, Sally Alexander, Gareth Stedman Jones 1998

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    9. Imperial Britain - P.J. Marshall 09/1995

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    10. Ornamentalism: how the British saw their Empire - David Cannadine 2002

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    11. At home with the empire: metropolitan culture and the imperial world - Catherine Hall, Sonya O. Rose 2006

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  5. Lecture 5: A Time of Contrast: Interwar Living Standards 26 items
    1. Idle hands: the experience of unemployment, 1790-1990 - John Burnett 1994

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    2. A history of British trade unions since 1889 - Hugh Armstrong Clegg, Alan Fox, A. F. Thompson 1964

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    3. Britain in the Depression: society and politics, 1929-1939 - John Stevenson, Chris Cook, John Stevenson 1994

      Book Essential

    4. Poverty in Britain, 1900-1965 - Ian Gazeley 2003

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    5. From Blitz to Blair - Nick Tiratsoo September 1998 (Paperback)

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    6. English journey 2009 (Paperback)

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    7. Politics and the people: a history of British democracy since 1918 - Kevin Jefferys 2007

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  6. Lecture 6: An Era of Domesticity? 21 items
    1. Back to home and duty: women between the wars, 1918-1939 - Deirdre Beddoe 1989

      Book Essential

    2. All the world and her husband: women in twentieth-century consumer culture - Maggie Andrews, Mary M. Talbot 2000

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    3. Making peace: the reconstruction of gender in interwar Britain - Susan Kingsley Kent, American Council of Learned Societies c1993 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential

    4. Women in England 1870-1950: sexual divisions and social change - Jane Lewis 1984

      Book 

  7. Lecture 7: The People's War 46 items
    1. What difference did the war make? - Brian Brivati, Harriet Jones 1993

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    2. The people's war: Britain 1939-45 - Angus Calder 1992

      Book Essential

    3. The myth of the Blitz - Angus Calder 2008

      Book Essential

    4. England arise!: the Labour Party and popular politics in 1940s Britain - Steven Fielding, Peter Thompson, N. Tiratsoo 1995

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    5. Empire lost: Britain, the dominions and the Second World War - Andrew Stewart 2008

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    6. War and reform: British politics during the Second World War - Kevin Jefferys 1994

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    7. Wartime women: a mass-observation anthology, 1937-45 - Dorothy Sheridan 2002

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    8. Contesting home defence: men, women and the Home Guard in the Second World War - Penny Summerfield, C. M. Peniston-Bird 2007

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    9. Britain in the Second World War: a social history - Harold L. Smith 1996

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  8. Lecture 8: The Welfare State 33 items
    1. The evolution of the British welfare state: a history of social policy since the Industrial Revolution - Derek Fraser 2017

      Book  Previous editions are also available from the Library

    2. The British welfare state: a critical history - John Brown 1995

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    3. Work and pay in twentieth-century Britain - N. F. R. Crafts, Ian Gazeley, A. Newell 2007

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    4. Poverty in Britain, 1900-1965 - Ian Gazeley 2003

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    5. The welfare state in Britain since 1945 - Rodney Lowe 2005

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    6. The economic history of Britain since 1700 - Roderick Floud, Donald N. McCloskey 1994

      Book  Previous edition is also available from the Library

    7. The National Health Service: a political history - Charles Webster 2002

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    8. Foundations of the welfare state - Pat Thane 1982

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    9. The Working class in modern British history: essays in honour of Henry Pelling - J. M. Winter, Henry Pelling 1983

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    10. Education and the social order, 1940-1990 - Brian Simon c1991

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    11. Essays on 'The Welfare State' - Richard M. Titmuss 1963

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    12. Problems of social policy - Richard M. Titmuss 1950

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    13. Golden age, apathy or stealth? Democratic engagement in Britain, 1945–1950 - Jonathan Moss, Nick Clarke, Will Jennings, Gerry Stoker 10/2016

      Article 

  9. Lecture 9: Never Having it so Good? 41 items
    1. An affluent society?: Britain's post-war "golden age" revisited - Lawrence Black, Hugh Pemberton 2004

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    2. The age of affluence, 1951-1964 - Vernon Bogdanor, Robert Skidelsky 1970

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    3. Retreat from new Jerusalem: British politics, 1951-1964 - Kevin Jefferys 1997

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    4. Now the war is over: a social history of Britain 1945-51 - Paul Addison, British Broadcasting Corporation 1985

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    5. Moments of modernity: reconstructing Britain : 1945-1964 - Becky Conekin, Frank Mort, Chris Waters 1998

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    6. Never again: Britain 1945-1951 - Peter Hennessy 2006

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    7. Having it so good: Britain in the fifties - Peter Hennessy 2007

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    8. The spiv and the architect: unruly life in postwar London - Richard Quentin Donald Hornsey c2010

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    9. Family Britain, 1951-57 - David Kynaston 2010

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    10. Austerity Britain: 1945-51 - David Kynaston 2007

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    11. Modernity Britain: opening the box, 1957-59 - David Kynaston 2012

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    12. Culture in Britain since 1945 - Arthur Marwick 1991

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    13. Our hidden lives: the remarkable diaries of post-war Britain - Simon Garfield 2005

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    14. All the world and her husband: women in twentieth-century consumer culture - Maggie Andrews, Mary M. Talbot 2000

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    15. Poverty in Britain, 1900-1965 - Ian Gazeley 2003

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    16. Understanding post-war British society - Jim Obelkevich, Peter Catterall 1994

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  10. Lecture 11: Geographies of the Nation 37 items
    1. Landscape and Englishness - David Matless 1998

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    2. Looking north: northern England and the national imagination - Dave Russell 2004

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    3. British culture and the end of empire - Stuart Ward 2001

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    4. Imperialism and music: Britain, 1876-1953 - Jeffrey Richards 2001

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    5. The British end of the British empire - S. E. Stockwell 2018 (electronic resource)

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  11. Lecture 10: Youth and Youth Cultures 32 items
    1. The spiv and the architect: unruly life in postwar London - Richard Quentin Donald Hornsey c2010

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    2. Gender, work and education in Britain in the 1950s - Stephanie Spencer 2005

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    3. Women in Britain since 1900 - Sue Bruley 1999

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    4. Youth in Britain since 1945 - William Osgerby 1998[ie 1997

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    5. Women in Britain today - Veronica Beechey, Elizabeth Whitelegg 1986

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    6. Students: a gendered history - Carol Dyhouse 2006

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    7. Juke box Britain: Americanisation and youth culture, 1945-60 - Adrian Michael Horn 2009

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    8. Baby-Boomers to ‘Beanstalkers’ - Selina Todd, Hilary Young 09/2012

      Article 

    9. Feminism and youth culture: from 'Jackie' to 'Just Seventeen' - Angela McRobbie 1991

      Book Essential

  12. Lecture 12: Immigration, Race and Ethnicity 41 items
    1. Citizenship and immigration in postwar Britain - Randall Hansen 2000

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    2. An immigration history of Britain: multicultural racism since 1800 - Panikos Panayi 2010

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    3. Immigration, ethnicity, and racism in Britain, 1815-1945 - Panikos Panayi c1994

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    4. Windrush: the irresistible rise of multi-racial Britain - Mike Phillips, Trevor Phillips 1999

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    5. Writing Englishness 1900-1950: an introductory sourcebook on national identity - Judy Giles, Tim Middleton 1995

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    6. There ain't no black in the Union Jack: the cultural politics of race and nation - Paul Gilroy 2002

      Book  Previous edition is also available from the Library

    7. Immigration and race relations in Britain, 1960-1967 - Sheila Patterson, Institute of Race Relations 1969

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    8. Race relations in Britain since 1945 - Harry Goulbourne 1998

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    9. Britain since 1945 - T. R. Gourvish, Alan O'Day 1991

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    10. We Europeans: a survey of 'racial' problems - Julian Huxley, Alfred C. Haddon 1935

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    11. Race and racism in Britain - John Solomos 2003

      Book  Previous editions are also available from the Library

    12. Britishness since 1870 - Paul Ward 2004

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    13. Citizenship and immigration in postwar Britain - Randall Hansen 2000

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    14. The making of the black working class in Britain - Ron Ramdin 2017

      Book  Previous edition is also available from the Library

  13. Lecture 13: Domesticity and its Discontents 40 items
    1. Women's leisure in England, 1920-1960 - Claire Langhamer 2000

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    2. Women and families: an oral history, 1940-1970 - Elizabeth Roberts 1995

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    3. Women and work in Britain since 1840 - Gerry Holloway 2005

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    4. Understanding post-war British society - Jim Obelkevich, Peter Catterall 1994

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    5. Imagining home: gender, 'race' and national identity, 1945-64 - Wendy Webster 1998

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  14. Lecture 14: A Permissive Moment 38 items
    1. Sex, gender, and social change in Britain since 1880 - Lesley A. Hall c2013

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    2. Outspoken women: an anthology of women's writing on sex, 1870-1969 - Lesley A. Hall 2005

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    3. The spiv and the architect: unruly life in postwar London - Richard Quentin Donald Hornsey c2010

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    4. The sixties: cultural revolution in Britain, France, Italy, and the United States, c.1958-c.1974 - Arthur Marwick 2012

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    5. Sex before the sexual revolution: intimate life in England 1918-1963 - Simon Szreter, Kate Fisher 2010

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    6. Sex, politics and society: the regulations of sexuality since 1800 - Jeffrey Weeks 2017

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    7. Exploring English character - Geoffrey Gorer 1955

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  15. Lecture 15: The Women's Movement 11 items
    1. Women and the women's movement in Britain since 1914 - Martin Pugh 2015

      Book 

    2. Days in the life: voices from the English underground 1961-71 - Jonathon Green 1998

      Book Recommended

    3. British feminism in the twentieth century - Harold L. Smith 1990

      Book Background

    4. Women in movement: feminism and social action - Sheila Rowbotham 1992

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    5. English feminism 1780-1980 - Barbara Caine 1997

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  16. Lecture 16: Britain before Thatcher 9 items
    1. Crisis? What crisis?: Britain in the 1970s - Alwyn W. Turner 2013

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    2. When the lights went out: Britain in the seventies - Andy Beckett 2009

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    3. Finding a role?: the United Kingdom, 1970-1990 - Brian Harrison 2011

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    4. The shock of the global: the 1970s in perspective - Niall Ferguson 2011

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  17. Lecture 17: Thatcherism 34 items
    1. Thatcherism - Robert Skidelsky 1988

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    2. Fires were started: British cinema and Thatcherism - Lester D. Friedman 2006

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    3. British social policy since 1945 - Howard Glennerster 2000

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    4. The north-south divide: regional change in Britain in the 1980s - J. R. Lewis, Alan R. Townsend 1989

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    5. Consensus politics from Attlee to Thatcher - Dennis Kavanagh, Peter Morris, Institute of Contemporary British History 1989

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    6. The welfare state in Britain since 1945 - Rodney Lowe 2005

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    7. From Blitz to Blair: a new history of Britain since 1939 - N. Tiratsoo 1997

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    8. Britain under Thatcher - Anthony Seldon, Daniel Collings 2000

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    9. Bang!: a history of Britain in the 1980s - Graham Stewart 2013

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    10. Rejoice! Rejoice!: Britain in the 1980s - Alwyn W. Turner 2013

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    11. The Downing Street years - Margaret Thatcher 1993

      Book  Other editions are also available from the Library

    12. Britain since 1945 - T. R. Gourvish, Alan O'Day 1991

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    13. Mass conservatism: the Conservatives and the public since the 1880s - Stuart Ball, Ian Holliday 2002

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    14. Making Thatcher's Britain - Ben Jackson, Robert Saunders 2012

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  18. Lecture 18: Things Can Only Get Better? 13 items
    1. A classless society: Britain in the 1990s - Alwyn W. Turner 2014

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    2. From Blitz to Blair: a new history of Britain since 1939 - N. Tiratsoo 1997

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    3. Labour's first century - Duncan Tanner, Pat Thane, N. Tiratsoo 2000

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    4. A history of the British Labour Party - Andrew Thorpe 2015

      Book 

    5. Class in Britain - David Cannadine 1998

      Book Recommended