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  1. Week 2: Unemployment 17 items
    1. This week we are looking at unemployment and employment (it must not be forgotten that at the very worst of the depression only 2.8 million were unemployed!) in the inter-war period. We must remember how our own experiences today might influence the way we think about unemployment – particularly with Ed Balls saying that the current recession is worse than the one in the 1930s – a debate that we can certainly return to.

      The inter-war period sees unemployment treated as a genuine economic problem for the first time – before this governments think in terms of the 'indigent poor'. It is also important as a signifier of income, and therefore a person's ability to participate in the community. We must also bear in mind the regional nature of unemployment and the way it affected some communities more than others, hence the famous Jarrow Crusade. For these reasons, it is an important thing to study.

      During this class I want to see if we can tease out what the regional structure of employment and unemployment was, how it changed and what was done by governments to deal with the problems they faced.

    2. Essential Reading 9 items
      1. You must read the chapter by K.D. Brown, 'Industry and Services: Employment and Unemployment' in C. Wrigley (ed.) A Companion to Early Twentieth Century Britain (Oxford, 2003) 302-318, especially page 309 onwards. I will provide this to you as a handout.

      2. The Cambridge social history of Britain 1750-1950 - F. M. L. Thompson 1990

        Book Essential Contains chapters on different regions of the country, that is well worth looking through.

      3. Unemployment in Britain between the wars - Stephen Constantine 1980

        Book Essential

      4. The classic slum: Salford life in the first quarter of the century - Robert Roberts 1971

        Book Essential This will also be useful for the housing class. Another edition is also available from the library.

    3. Further Reading 7 items
      1. British unemployment, 1919-1939: a study in public policy - W. R. Garside 1990

        Book Recommended

      2. Keynesian Policy and British Unemployment in the 1930s - W. R. GARSIDE, T. J. HATTON 02/1985

        Article Recommended

      3. The problem of the distressed areas - Wal Hannington 1937

        Book Recommended

      4. Still Searching for an Explanation of Unemployment in Interwar Britain - David Metcalf, Stephen J. Nickell, Nicos Floros 1982

        Article Recommended

      5. Men without work: a report made to the Pilgrim Trust - William Temple, Pilgrim Trust 1938

        Book Recommended

  2. Week 3: Love on the Dole 3 items
    1. This week we will be watching the film, Love on the Dole, starring Deborah Kerr and Clifford Evans, filmed in 1941. It is based on the novel by Walter Greenwood, published in 1933 by the Left Book Club (see your seminar documents for an extract).

       

      The film (and book) cover many of the social concerns of working class families (and, to an extent the middle classes) of the 1930s: depression, unemployment, Marxism, the black market, the desires of a new generation.

       

      After we have watched the film, we will have a discussion about some of the issues raised – both in terms of the content, but also in terms of what film in general can tell us about the period. You may wish to look at the following two articles which specifically relate to the film, and will inform the discussion.

    2. Love on the Dole - Matthew Gaughan 11/2008

      Article Essential

  3. Week 4: Housing 30 items
    1. The inter-war period sees a great many developments in housing policy and the nature and state of the way ordinary people lived. In 1900 we still talk about insanitary conditions, the workings of the poor law to help the destitute, etc… but by the start of the second world war, slum clearance programmes had been in operation for several years, council houses were common, the (admittedly less than successful) 'homes fit for heroes' campaign had seen housing at the forefront of reconstruction agenda and private ownership of houses was increasing at a rapid rate, largely due to the relatively cheap availability of houses and mortgages for ordinary people. Clearly much had changed in the inter-war period, and this session looks at what these changes were, and why they occurred.

    2. Essential Reading 3 items
      1. You must read the following TWO chapters:

      2. Chapter 24. ‘Housing and Town Planning 1900-1939’ - Helen Meller

        Chapter Essential I will provide this to you as a handout.

    3. Further Reading 26 items
      1. The best general texts on housing are: 

      2. A social history of housing, 1815-1985 - John Burnett 1991

        Book Essential Please do not hog this book in the library, but you will find that it is by far the best introduction to this topic.

      3. See also the relevant chapters of: 

      4. _________________________________________________________________

      5. Suburban style: the British home, 1840-1960 - Helena Barrett, John Phillips 1987

        Book Recommended

      6. Housing and the state: 1919-1944 - Marian Bowley 1945

        Book Recommended

      7. Social conditions in Britain, 1918-1939 - Stephen Constantine 1983

        Book Recommended

      8. Exploring the urban past: essays in urban history - H. J. Dyos, David Cannadine, David A. Reeder 1982

        Book Recommended

      9. The design of suburbia: a critical study in environmental history - Arthur M. Edwards 1981

        Book Recommended

      10. Slums - S. Martin Gaskell 1990

        Book Recommended

      11. Model housing: from the Great Exhibition to the Festival of Britain - S. Martin Gaskell 1986, c1987

        Book Recommended

      12. Housing policy in Britain: a history - A. E. Holmans c1987

        Book Recommended

      13. Housing, social policy and the state - Joseph Melling 1980

        Book Recommended

      14. Dunroamin: the suburban semi and its enemies - Paul Oliver, Ian Davis, Ian Bentley 1981

        Book Recommended

      15. The classic slum: Salford life in the first quarter of the century - Robert Roberts 1971

        Book Recommended Another edition is also available from the library.

      16. British town planning: the formative years - Anthony Sutcliffe 1981

        Book Recommended

  4. Week 5: Health, Medicine, Death and Disease 27 items
    1. The early twentieth century saw a change in the perception of both poverty and insanitary living conditions. The work of Charles Booth (on London) and Seebohm Rowntree (on York) led to the Victorian assumption of poverty being the 'fault' of the poor being replaced with a view that poverty was frequently brought about by economic circumstances. The 'poverty line' and 'poverty cycles' were discussed for the first time. The period between Rowntree's first survey of York and his second, in the interwar period, marked a dramatic change. No longer were people writing about basic diets to keep people alive; now the emphasis shifted towards assessing and understanding the optimum diet for people. This week we will be looking at the way understanding of medical problems & diet developed and also showed up the inadequacies of the medical systems in place to deal with the ill. Clearly this links to material already covered on slums.

    2. Essential Reading 4 items
      1. You must read the following:

      2. Chapter 25, ‘Medicine and Public Health 1900-1939’ - Steven Cherry

        Chapter Essential I will provide this to you as a handout.

    3. Further Reading 22 items
      1. Social Conditions in Britain 1918-1939 - Constantine, Stephen 1983

        Book Recommended

      2. The evolution of the British welfare state: a history of social policy since the Industrial Revolution - Derek Fraser 2017

        Book Recommended Earlier editions are also available from the library

      3. Health and medicine in Britain since 1860 - Anne Hardy 2001

        Book Recommended

      4. Health and society in twentieth-century Britain - Helen Jones 1994

        Book Recommended

      5. Blood and guts: a short history of medicine - Roy Porter 2003

        Book Recommended

      6. Sick, not dead: the health of British workingmen during the mortality decline - James C. Riley c1997

        Book Recommended

      7. Fertility, class and gender in Britain, 1860-1940 - Simon Szreter 1996

        Book Recommended

      8. Healthy or Hungry Thirties? - Charles Webster 01/03/1982

        Article Recommended

      9. 'Infant mortality, maternal mortality and public health in Britain in the 1930s’ - J. Winter 1979

        Article Recommended The library owns the print copy of this journal, which can be fetched from the basement for students. Unfortunately our copyright licence doesn't cover this journal, so we can't scan the article.

  5. Week 6: Sport & Leisure 33 items
    1. One aspect of a person's life that many consider to be free from government intervention is the way one spends one's leisure time. However, the inter-war period sees an increasing amount of time spent in ensuring that people (a) actually have leisure time (through use of bank holidays and the increasing trend towards paid work holidays) and (b) use that leisure time in a suitable manner. This week we will investigate the extent to which sport and leisure pursuits developed during the inter-war period and how far the government was involved in people's lives. Initiatives like Youth Hostels and Workers Travel Associations sit beside more obvious leisure pursuits like the spread of cinema, the inception of the BBC, increased sporting activities and the way that architectural developments (the '1960s looking' glass Boots the Chemists headquarters in Nottingham and the Art Deco movement, for example) mirrored the popular image of the 'roaring twenties'.

    2. Essential Reading 5 items
      1. You must read the following:

      2. Chapter 28. ‘Leisure and Sport in Britain 1900-1939’

        Chapter Essential I will provide this to you as a handout.

    3. Further Reading 27 items
      1. Social conditions in Britain, 1918-1939 - Stephen Constantine 1983

        Book Recommended

      2. ‘Cinema and broadcasting’

        Chapter Recommended

      3. Borrowed time: the story of Britain between the wars - Roy Hattersley 2007

        Book Recommended

      4. Sport, leisure and culture in twentieth-century Britain - Jeff Hill 2002

        Book Recommended

      5. Smoking in British popular culture - Matthew Hilton 2000

        Book Recommended

      6. Going to the Dogs - Mike Huggins May 2006

        Article Recommended

      7. Sport and the English middle classes, 1870-1914 - John Lowerson 1993

        Book Recommended

      8. Working-Class Gambling in Britain 1880-1939 - Ross McKibbin February 1979

        Article Recommended

      9. Sport in Britain: a social history - Tony Mason 1989

        Book Recommended

      10. ‘Sport and Recreation’ - T. Mason

        Chapter Recommended

      11. Cinema, literature & society: elite and mass culture in interwar Britain - Peter Miles, Malcolm Smith c1987

        Book Recommended

      12. Leisure in Britain 1780-1939 - John K. Walton, James Walvin c1983

        Book Recommended

      13. Cricket and England: a cultural and social history of the inter-war years - Jack Williams 1999

        Book Recommended

      14. After the Victorians - A. N. Wilson 2006

        Book Recommended

  6. Week 7: Religion in Inter-war Britain 28 items
    1. Comparatively little has been written on religion in the inter-war period. In most other periods religion is seen as central to British society; in the twentieth century it is generally a footnote. However, that does not mean we should not study it. For many it was a central pillar of their lives, and churches still had many roles other than the purely religious ones (e.g. charitable giving, links to monarchy and the generic view of Britain as a 'Christian' country. This week we will be charting some of the main changes that the inter-war period brought about, and looking exactly how much Britain was becoming a secular society in this period, and to what extent this might have been apparent to people at the time.

    2. Essential Reading 5 items
      1. You must read the following:

      2. Chapter 29. ‘Religion, 1900-1939’ - S. Mews

        Chapter Essential I will provide this to you as a handout.

      3. You will also find some useful material on marriage (although not necessarily in a religious sense) in: 

      4. Chapter 7. 'The Best Job of All'

        Chapter Essential

    3. Further Reading 22 items
      1. Religion and society in twentieth-century Britain - Callum G. Brown 2006

        Book Recommended

      2. Twentieth-century Britain: economic, cultural and social change - Francesca Carnevali, Julie-Marie Strange 2007

        Book Recommended

      3. History, religion, and culture: British intellectual history, 1750-1950 - Stefan Collini, Richard Whatmore, B. W. Young 2000

        Book Recommended

      4. Identity of England - Robert Colls 2002

        Book Recommended

      5. Class, culture and social change: a new view of the 1930s - Frank Gloversmith 1980

        Book Recommended

      6. Sex, gender, and social change in Britain since 1880 - Lesley A. Hall c2013

        Book Recommended

      7. A history of English Christianity 1920-1985 - Adrian Hastings 1986

        Book Recommended

      8. Borrowed time: the story of Britain between the wars - Roy Hattersley 2007

        Book Recommended

      9. After the Victorians - A. N. Wilson 2006

        Book Recommended

      10. Religion and voluntary organisations in crisis - Stephen Yeo 1976

        Book Recommended

      11. Orthodox Judaism in Britain since 1913: an ideology forsaken - Miri Freud-Kandel 2006

        Book Recommended

      12. Anti-Catholicism in Wales, 1900–1960 - TRYSTAN OWAIN HUGHES 2002-4

        Article Recommended

  7. Week 8: Cultures of Consumption – the consumer boom 22 items
    1. The consumer society really began to develop in the inter-war period. It is part of the central paradox of the 1930s – at a time of economic depression there was an incredible growth in consumer items, from electricity in the home, chains of shops (Woolworths, Marks & Spencer, etc…) to goods like the wireless, cars, fridges, hoovers and new homes. This week we will investigate the overall consumer growth, paying due regard to the related items that we have already covered in previous weeks.

    2. Essential Reading 4 items
      1. You must read the following:

      2. Chapter 22. ‘Consumption and Consumer Behaviour’ - S. Bowden

        Chapter Essential I will provide this to you as a handout.

      3. Chapter 13. 'Cultures of Consumption'.

        Chapter Essential Especially pages 432-438 and 447-450 (although the remainder of the chapter covers material on housing, sport and leisure that we have already covered.

      4. Clearly much of the reading you were asked to undertake when we looked at Sport/Leisure, Health/Diet and Housing will be very relevant to this subject. Please refer to your class notes for those weeks, as well as the material below.

    3. Further Reading 17 items
      1. The British economy, 1870-1939 - Derek H. Aldcroft, Harry W. Richardson 1969

        Book Recommended

      2. ‘The New Consumerism’ - S. Bowden

        Chapter Recommended

      3. British industry between the wars: instability and industrial development, 1919-1939 - Neil Keith Buxton, Derek H. Aldcroft 1979

        Book Recommended

      4. Twentieth-century Britain: economic, cultural and social change - Francesca Carnevali, Julie-Marie Strange 2007

        Book Recommended

      5. Culture and crisis in Britain in the Thirties - Jon Clark 1979

        Book Recommended

      6. Identity of England - Robert Colls 2002

        Book Recommended

      7. Social conditions in Britain, 1918-1939 - Stephen Constantine 1983

        Book Recommended

      8. ‘Cinema and broadcasting’ - A. Davies

        Chapter Recommended

      9. Class, culture and social change: a new view of the 1930s - Frank Gloversmith 1980

        Book Recommended

      10. Cinema, literature & society: elite and mass culture in interwar Britain - Peter Miles, Malcolm Smith c1987

        Book Recommended

      11. Theorizing patriarchy - Sylvia Walby 1990

        Book Recommended

  8. Week 9: British Identity: The Monarchy and the British 16 items
    1. British society in 1939 was drastically different to that of 1914, and some even felt that the nature 'Britishness' was under threat. The Empire, upon which some still felt the sun would never set, was clearly restive and after most of Ireland ceded from the United Kingdom in 1922, there were also signs of an increase in Welsh and Scottish nationalism by the 1930s. The old institutions – like the Anglican Church – were also seen to be weaker, and economic gloom, a new 'faster' society heavily influenced by trends in the USA and a period of coalition governments all had an unsettling effect. However, one thing remained above all else – the respect for the monarchy. This was shown in the affection for King George V during his silver jubilee celebrations in 1935, the popularity of charming and suave Prince of Wales and in the genuine distress felt by many at the old King's passing in January 1936. Within a year, though, even the Monarchy would be severely tested by the Abdication Crisis which erupted around Edward VIII and his American mistress, Wallis Simpson. This session looks at the Monarchy and the damage the Abdication caused, together with Scotland and Wales in the 1920s and 1930s.

    2. Essential Reading 5 items
      1. You must read the following:

      2. Power and the people: a guide to constitutional reform - Vernon Bogdanor 1997

        Book Essential

      3. On royalty - Jeremy Paxman 2006

        Book Essential

    3. Further Reading 9 items
      1. The monarchy and the British nation, 1780 to the present - Andrzej Olechnowicz 2007

        Book Recommended

      2. Britishness since 1870 - Paul Ward 2004

        Book Recommended

      3. King Edward VIII: the official biography - Philip Ziegler 1990

        Book Recommended

    4. Questions to consider

      • What hold did the monarchy have over the British people? Why do they respect them so much?
      • How much power did George V, Edward VIII and George VI have?
      • To what extent was influence vested in them because they were without power?
      • What does the abdication crisis show us about the power of the press?
      • What does the aftermath of abdication crisis show us about the power of the monarchy?

  9. Week 10: Crime and Punishment 19 items
    1. This final seminar will discuss the extent to which crime afflicted the British population in the 1920s and 1930s. One might expect it to be common and becoming more so – especially with the rise in unemployment and recession in the 1920s and full-blown crisis in the 1930s. Yet the figures indicate that this was not so; crime was on the decrease. This seminar looks at some of the reasons why, and also addresses the veracity of some of the statistics produced.

    2. Essential Reading 4 items
      1. You must read the following:

      2. Chapter 27. ‘Crime, Police and Penal Policy’ - C. Emsley

        Chapter Essential Which I will provide as a photocopy.

    3. Further Reading 13 items
      1. Crime and society in England, 1750-1900 - Clive Emsley 2010

        Book Recommended Background only. The ebook is the 3rd edition.

      2. Hard men: the English and violence since 1750 - Clive Emsley 2005

        Book Recommended

      3. The English police: a political and social history - Clive Emsley 1996

        Book Recommended

      4. Clouds of glory: a Hoxton childhood - Bryan Magee 2004

        Book Recommended

      5. Hooligan: a history of respectable fears - Geoffrey Pearson 1983

        Book Recommended

      6. Reconstructing the criminal: culture, law, and policy in England, 1830-1914 - Martin J. Wiener 1990

        Book Recommended Background only

    4. Questions to consider

      • Did crime increase or decrease across the period?
      • What were people's perceptions of criminal activity?
        • Why did people perceive them in this manner?
      • What were the reasons for any changes?
      • How complete and how far can we trust the figures?

  10. Week 11 1 item
    1. This week we will watch a DVD entitled 'The Two Winstons' relating to two characters we have come across in this module.

  11. Week 12 1 item
    1. This week will be a revision session. I strongly urge you to bring your notes for both modules with you this week.

  12. BIBLIOGRAPHY 286 items
    1. PLEASE ALSO LOOK AT SEMESTER 1's BIBLIOGRAPHY. Some items on that have relevance here, so may be repeated on both bibliographies.

    2. This reading list is intended to support the module as a whole, and to provide reading ideas for the assignments. I have listed all materials here, rather than splitting some off as 'assignment books', so that you can see a wider range and develop your own specific reading lists. Please remember that there is, inevitably, a great deal of overlap between the selected headings, and that items listed in one section may well be relevant for other subjects too: you should read the bibliography as a whole when planning reading for research and revision.

       

      You will also find many of the texts in the semester 1 bibliography remain useful to you here.

    3. 1. General texts 51 items
      1. OXFORD HISTORY OF ENGLAND SERIES: This series is currently being re-written as the New Oxford History of England. and, unfortunately, the volume for the inter-war period has not yet been published. The volume of the original series that covers our period is now rather outdated, but it does provide some factual information and a chronology that will, of course, change little. It is worth consulting, but be aware that it will not contain up-to-date information.

      2. English History, 1914-1945 - A. J. P. Taylor 1965

        Book 

      3. A more up-to-date 'Oxford' text – if a little more basic and much shorter – is:

      4. The British Isles, 1901-1951 - Keith Robbins 2002

        Book 

      5. OXFORD DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY: will contain well-researched biographies of all the major political players of the period. It has recently been revised and is available through the institution's Athens access online at: 

      6. Narrating the thirties: a decade in the making 1930 to the present - John Baxendale, Christopher Pawling 1995

        Book 

      7. A social history of England 1851-1990 - François Bédarida 1991

        Book 

      8. The decline of power 1915-1964 - Robert Blake Blake 1986, c1985

        Book 

      9. Britain in the nineteen thirties - Noreen Branson, Margot Heinemann 1971

        Book 

      10. Britain in the Nineteen Twenties - Noreen Branson 1975

        Book 

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

        Book  Previous edition is also available from the Library

      12. A history of Britain, 1885-1939 - John Davis 1999

        Book 

      13. War and progress: Britain, 1914-1945 - P. E. Dewey 1997

        Book 

      14. The decline of industrial Britain: 1870-1980 - Michael Dintenfass 1992

        Book 

      15. Borrowed time: the story of Britain between the wars - Roy Hattersley 2007

        Book 

      16. Britain in transition: the twentieth century - Alfred F. Havighurst 1985

        Book 

      17. A history of Northern Ireland, 1920-1996 - Thomas Hennessey 1997

        Book 

      18. The middle class: a history - Lawrence James 2006

        Book  especially Part 4 chapters 1, 3, 5-11

      19. Crises in the British state 1880-1930 - Mary Langan, Bill Schwarz, University of Birmingham. Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies

        Book 

      20. Modern Britain, 1885-1955 - Henry Pelling 1974

        Book 

      21. The rise of professional society: England since 1880 - Harold Perkin 2002

        Book 

      22. Britain and Europe, 1789-2005 - Keith Robbins 2005

        Book 

      23. The eclipse of a great power: modern Britain 1870-1992 - Keith Robbins 1994

        Book  Previous edition is also available from the Library

      24. British society, 1914-45 - John Stevenson 1984

        Book 

      25. Britishness since 1870 - Paul Ward 2004

        Book 

      26. After the Victorians - A. N. Wilson 2006

        Book 

    4. 2. Documentary Collections 7 items
      1. (Material from these collections will be of use in all areas of the module) 

      2. British Historical Statistics - B. R. Mitchell 24 Nov. 2011

        Book 

      3. Human documents of the Lloyd George era - E. Royston Pike 1972

        Book 

      4. The British Empire - Jane Samson 2001

        Book 

    5. 3. Social, Economic, and Industrial 213 items
      1. Issues 3a. Primary sources 33 items
        1. Livelihood and poverty - A. L. Bowley, A. R. Burnett-Hurst 1980

          Book 

        2. Speak for yourself: a Mass-Observation anthology, 1937-49 - Angus Calder, Dorothy Sheridan, Mass-Observation 1984

          Book 

        3. Strikes and solidarity: coalfield conflict in Britain 1889-1966 - R. A. Church, Quentin Outram 1998

          Book 

        4. I was one of the unemployed - Max Cohen 1978

          Book 

        5. The Guardian book of the General Strike - R. H. Haigh, D. S. Morris, A. R. Peters 1988

          Book 

        6. The problem of the distressed areas - Wal Hannington 1976

          Book 

        7. Poverty and public health - G. C. M. M'Gonigle, J. Kirby 1936

          Book 

        8. Slum - Howard Marshall, Avice Trevelyan 1933

          Book 

        9. Public ill health - C. E. McNally 1935

          Book 

        10. Trade union documents - W. Milne-Bailey 1929

          Book 

        11. Down and out in Paris and London - George Orwell 2001

          Book 

        12. The road to Wigan pier - George Orwell 2001

          Book 

        13. The collected essays, journalism and letters of George Orwell Vol. 1 - George Orwell, Ian Angus, Sonia Orwell 1968

          Book 

        14. The collected essays, journalism and letters of George Orwell Vol. 2 - George Orwell, Ian Angus, Sonia Orwell 1968

          Book 

        15. Men without work: a report made to the Pilgrim Trust - William Temple, Pilgrim Trust 1938

          Book 

        16. English journey - J. B. Priestley 2009

          Book 

        17. The anti-slum campaign - E. D. Simon 1933

          Book 

        18. The slum problem - B S. Townroe 1928

          Book 

      2. 3b. Secondary sources 180 items
        1. The British economy, 1870-1939 - Derek H. Aldcroft, Harry W. Richardson 1969

          Book 

        2. The inter-war economy: Britain, 1919-1939 - Derek H. Aldcroft 1970

          Book 

        3. An economic history of England, 1870-1939 - William Ashworth 1960

          Book 

        4. Suburban style: the British home, 1840-1960 - Helena Barrett, John Phillips 1987

          Book 

        5. The working class in Britain, 1850-1939 - John Benson 2003

          Book 

        6. The British economy in the twentieth century - Alan Booth 2001

          Book 

        7. "The New Consumerism" - S. Bowden

          Chapter 

        8. George Orwell - Gordon Bowker 2003

          Book 

        9. The Impact of the war on women - G. Braybon

          Chapter 

        10. The English labour movement 1700-1951 - Kenneth D. Brown 1982

          Book 

        11. The coming of the Welfare State - Maurice Bruce 1968

          Book 

        12. A social history of housing, 1815-1970 - John Burnett 1978

          Book 

        13. Idle hands: the experience of unemployment, 1790-1990 - John Burnett 1994

          Book 

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

          Book 

        15. Economy, polity, and society: British intellectual history, 1750-1950 - Stefan Collini, Richard Whatmore, B. W. Young 2000

          Book 

        16. History, religion, and culture: British intellectual history, 1750-1950 - Stefan Collini, Richard Whatmore, B. W. Young 2000

          Book 

        17. Social conditions in Britain, 1918-1939 - Stephen Constantine 1983

          Book 

        18. The First World War in British history - Stephen Constantine 1995

          Book 

        19. Unemployment in Britain between the wars - Stephen Constantine 1980

          Book 

        20. Industrial conflict in modern Britain - James E. Cronin 1979

          Book 

        21. The lower middle class in Britain, 1870-1914 - Geoffrey Crossick 1977

          Book 

        22. Social policy in Britain 1914-1939 - M. A. Crowther, Economic History Society 1988

          Book 

        23. ‘Cinema and broadcasting’ - A. Davies

          Chapter 

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

          Book 

        25. Exploring the urban past: essays in urban history - H. J. Dyos, David Cannadine, David A. Reeder 1982

          Book 

        26. Crime and society in twentieth-century England - Clive Emsley 2011

          Book 

        27. The General Strike, May 1926 - Christopher Farman 1972

          Book 

        28. Order and Disorder - Alexander Fenton November 1, 2000 (Hardcover)

          Book 

        29. The Cambridge economic history of modern Britain: Vol. 1: 1700-1870 - Roderick Floud, Jane Humphries, Paul Johnson 2014

          Book  Ebook is previous edition.

        30. The Cambridge economic history of modern Britain: Vol. 2: 1870 to the present - Roderick Floud, Jane Humphries, Paul Johnson 2014

          Book  Ebook is previous edition

        31. The economic history of Britain since 1700 Volume 2 - Roderick Floud, Donald N. McCloskey 1981

          Book 

        32. Youth culture in modern Britain, c.1920-c1970: from ivory tower to global movement - a new history - David Fowler 2008

          Book 

        33. 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

        34. A history of British trade unionism 1700-1998 - W. Hamish Fraser 1999

          Book 

        35. The thirties: an intimate history - Juliet Gardiner 2011

          Book 

        36. Slums - S. Martin Gaskell 1990

          Book 

        37. Love on the Dole - Matthew Gaughan 11/2008

          Article 

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

          Book 

        39. The Road to full employment - Sean Glynn, Alan Booth 1987

          Book 

        40. Modern Britain: an economic and social history - Sean Glynn, Alan Booth 1996

          Book 

        41. Sex, gender, and social change in Britain since 1880 - Lesley A. Hall c2013

          Book 

        42. Change in British society - A. H. Halsey 1986

          Book 

        43. Health and medicine in Britain since 1860 - Anne Hardy 2001

          Book 

        44. A history of English Christianity 1920-1985 - Adrian Hastings 1986

          Book 

        45. Borrowed time: the story of Britain between the wars - Roy Hattersley 2007

          Book 

        46. Young and innocent?: the cinema in Britain, 1896-1930 - Andrew Higson 2002

          Book 

        47. British cinema, past and present - Justine Ashby, Andrew Higson 2000

          Book 

        48. Waving the flag: constructing a national cinema in Britain - Andrew Higso 1997

          Book 

        49. Housing policy in Britain: a history - A. E. Holmans c1987

          Book 

        50. British trade unions, 1875-1933 - John Lovell, Economic History Society 1977

          Book 

        51. Social policy in the twentieth century - T. H. Marshall 1975

          Book 

        52. Sport in Britain: a social history - Tony Mason 1989

          Book 

        53. "Sport and Recreation". - T. Mason

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        54. Housing, social policy and the state - Joseph Melling 1980

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        55. The British General Strike 1926 - Margaret Morris 1973

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        56. Dunroamin: the suburban semi and its enemies - Paul Oliver, Ian Davis, Ian Bentley 1981

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        57. The morbid age: Britain and the crisis of civilization - R. J. Overy 2010

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        58. On royalty - Jeremy Paxman 2006

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        59. A history of British trade unionism - Henry Pelling 1976

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        60. Trade unions in British politics - Ben Pimlott, Chris Cook 1982

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        61. The British Olympics: Britain's Olympic heritage, 1612-2012 - Martin Polley, Simon Inglis c2011

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        62. British economic performance 1880-1980 - Rex Pope, Bernard Hoyle c1985

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        63. Social welfare in Britain, 1885-1985 - Rex Pope, Alan Pratt, Bernard Hoyle 1986

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        64. The General Strike - Patrick Renshaw 1975

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

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        66. The Remaking of the British working class, 1840-1940 - Michael Savage, Andrew Miles 1994

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        67. The General Strike, 1926 - Jeffrey Skelley 1976

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        68. The slump: Britain in the Great Depression - John Stevenson, Chris Cook, John Stevenson 2010

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        69. British town planning: the formative years - Anthony Sutcliffe 1981

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        70. Essays in Social History, Vol. 2 - P. Thane, A. Sutcliffe 1986

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        71. Origins of British Social Policy Mar 30, 1981

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        72. British population in the twentieth century - N. L. Tranter 1996

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        73. Urban poverty in Britain, 1830-1914 - James H. Treble 1979

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        74. Leisure in Britain 1780-1939 - John K. Walton, James Walvin c1983

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        75. After the Victorians - A. N. Wilson 2006

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        76. Slums and slum clearance in Victorian London - J. A. Yelling 1986

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    6. Journals 13 items
      1. Journals provide many up-to-date articles on current areas of debate. I suggest that you look particularly at the following journals;