Modern British History

Palgrave master series

by Norman Lowe

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Britain under the Tories 1815-30
  3. Foreign Affairs 1815-30
  4. Parliament and the Great Reform Act of 1832
  5. Whig reforms and failures 1833-41
  6. Chartism
  7. Sir Robert Peel, the Conservatives and the Corn Laws 1830-46
  8. Domestic affairs 1846-67: Russell, Gladstone, Disraeli and the Reform Act of 1867
  9. Lord Palmerston and foreign affairs 1830-65
  10. The Crimean War (1854-56)
  11. Britain, India and the Mutiny of 1857
  12. Standards of living and social reform: factories, mines, public health and education, leisure, religion
  13. Gladstone's first ministry 1868-74
  14. Disraeli and the Conservatives in power 1874-80
  15. Victorian prosperity and depression
  16. Gladstone and Salisbury 1880-95
  17. Ten years of Conservative rule 1895-1905
  18. The Dominions: Canada, Australia and New Zealand before 1914
  19. The growth of the trade unions and the Labour Party to 1914
  20. The State and the People from the 1890s to 1939
  21. The Liberals in power 1905-14
  22. Britain, the First World War and its aftermath
  23. Politics in confusion 1918-24
  24. Baldwin, the Conservatives and the General Strike
  25. Political and Economic Crises, 1929-39: The Second Labour Government (1929-31), the World Economic Crisis and the National Governments
  26. Britain and the problems of Empire between the wars
  27. Appeasement and the outbreak of the Second World War: foreign affairs 1931-9
  28. Britain and the Second World War 1939-45
  29. Labour in power: the Attlee governments 1945-51
  30. The rise and fall of consensus, 1951-79
  31. The state of the people: social and cultural change since 1945
  32. Britain and its parts: England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales
  33. Britain and its place in the world after 1945
  34. Britain and the end of Empire
  35. Thatcherism and the New Right, 1979-97
  36. The Labour party in opposition and the Blair years, 1979-2007