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A Social History of England 1851-1990
A Social History of England 1851-1990 by Francois Bedarida 0415016142 9780415016148
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A Social History of England 1851-1990 by Francois Bedarida

Francois Bedaridas elegant and persuasive essay on the main themes of British history since the mid-nineteenth century has been a popular text for students of the British Empire. In this edition of his widely-acclaimed work, Bedarida has added a substantial analysis of recent English history from 1975 to 1990. He takes a detached, perceptive, and quizzical view of the transformation of British society over the last fifteen years: a time which has witnessed a transformation of the British into a nation of go-getting, home-owning, share-owning entrepreneurs. While acknowledging that two-thirds of British society are better-off for the changes, Bedarida emphasizes the costs of development. He focuses on the British under-class, the one-third of the population living below the poverty line and sliding irrevocably into squalor and oblivion. Critical, but not without hope, Bedarida finds -- in Britains increasingly fragmented and individualistic society -- a collective conscience which continues to flicker.

Author: Francois Bedarida

Language: English

Edition: 2

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 404

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 1991-05-16

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ISBN: 0415016142

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