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An Economic and Social History of Britain, 1760-1970 [Paperback]

Trevor May
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1 Sep 1987 0582352800 978-0582352803
This book studies the economic and social impact of industrialisation and changes in landed society:



  • The mid-Victorian economy and the opening up of world trade.
  • The growth of the middle class
  • The development of a labour movement and the role of women
  • Growing competition from abroad and the impact of two world wars
  • The problems of economic growth and social welfare sing 1945


This new edition extend to the New Right Policies of the Thatcher government and assesses the implications of its economic and social aims.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Longman (1 Sep 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0582352800
  • ISBN-13: 978-0582352803
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15.6 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 144,576 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book but needs a re-edition 29 Jan 2013
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The book is really complete, but hasn't been edited for more than 10 years. The space between lines is ridiculous and makes the reading unpleasant. A new edition would solve this, but I don't think is happening (it seems to me, the book has been abandoned).
It's a shame, the information is really good and relevant for the study of the period.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good reference book 26 Feb 2014
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A very useful reference book and interesting read. A useful book for anyone who is studying fashion history and needs the social and economic background which is so important to understanding the fashions and life and the ordinary life.
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