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Book
xxviii, 561 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
  • Part I. 1750-1819: The Ends of the Ancien Regime: 1. The imperial state-- 2. An enlightened civil society and its others-- 3. An imperial economy and the population question-- Part II. 1819-85: Becoming Liberal and Global: 4. Reform and revolutions in government-- 5. An empire of free trade?-- 6. Practicing democracy-- Part III. 1885-1931: The Crises of Liberalism: 7. The British imperium-- 8. The social problem-- 9. The rise of the mass-- Part IV. 1931-76: Society Triumphant: 10. Late imperialism and social democracy-- 11. Social democracy and the Cold War-- 12. The ends of social democracy-- Part V. 1976-: A New Liberalism?: 13. The neoliberal revolution and the making of homo economicus.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107686007 20170626
This wide-ranging introduction to the history of modern Britain extends from the eighteenth century to the present day. James Vernon's distinctive history is weaved around an account of the rise, fall and reinvention of liberal ideas of how markets, governments and empires should work. The history takes seriously the different experiences within the British Isles and the British Empire, and offers a global history of Britain. Instead of tracing how Britons made the modern world, Vernon shows how the world shaped the course of Britain's modern history. Richly illustrated with figures and maps, the book features textboxes (on particular people, places and sources), further reading guides, highlighted key terms and a glossary. A supplementary online package includes additional primary sources, discussion questions, and further reading suggestions, including useful links. This textbook is an essential resource for introductory courses on the history of modern Britain.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107686007 20170626
Green Library
HISTORY-139-01
Video
1 videodisc (ca. 98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Set in the Pakistani community in south London, the film focuses on two youths-- Johnny, a working-class white, and Omar, a Pakistani. Together they operate a laundrette, which Omar inherits from his uncle. While Johnny looks upon the laundrette as a life line on which to salvage his self-respect, Omar sees it as just the beginning step on the road to riches.
Media & Microtext Center
HISTORY-139-01, HISTORY-39-01
Book
231 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
HISTORY-139-01