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Modern Britain, 1750 to the present, James Vernon - hardback

"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 woven around an account of the rise, fall and reinvention of liberal ideas about how markets, governments and empires should work. It is a history that 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"--, Provided by publisher
Table of contents
Part I. 1750-1819 : The, Ends of the Ancien Regime -- The, imperial state -- An, enlightened civil society? -- An, imperial economy and the great transformation -- Part II. 1819-1885 :, Becoming Liberal and Global -- A, liberal revolution in government -- An, empire of free trade?, Practising democracy -- Part III. 1885-1931 : the, Crises of Liberalism -- The, British imperium -- The, social problem -- The, rise of the mass -- Part IV. 1931-1976 :, Society Triumphant, Late imperialism and social democracy, Social democracy and the Cold War -- The, ends of social democracy -- Part V. 1976- : A, New Liberalism? -- The, neoliberal revolution and the making of Homo economicus -- Glossary
Literary form
non fiction
Physical description
xxviii, 561 pages, illustrations, maps, 26 cm.

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