British History 1815-1914

Paperback | November 5, 2007

byNorman Mccord, Bill Purdue

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This fully revised and updated edition of Norman McCord's authoritative introduction to nineteenth century British history has been extended to cover the period up to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914.The nineteenth and early twentieth century saw the transformation of Britain from a predominantly rural to a largely urban society with an economy based upon manufacturing, finance, and trade, and from a society governed mainly by a landed aristocracy to what was increasingly a mass democracy. Theauthors chart the development of a modern state equipped with a large and expanding bureaucracy, the expansion of overseas territories into one of the world's greatest empires, and changes in religion, social attitudes, and culture.The book divides the era into four chronological periods, with chapters on the political background, administrative development, and social, economic, and cultural changes in each period. Exploring major themes such as the massive increase in population, the question of class, the scope of stateactivity, and the development of consumerism, leisure, and entertainment, and including a select bibliography and biographical appendix, this updated new edition provides the ultimate introduction to British history between the end of the Napoleonic Wars and the outbreak of the First World War.

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This fully revised and updated edition of Norman McCord's authoritative introduction to nineteenth century British history has been extended to cover the period up to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914.The nineteenth and early twentieth century saw the transformation of Britain from a predominantly rural to a largely urban soc...

Norman McCord is Emeritus Professor of Social History at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Bill Purdue was Reader in British History at the Open University and is now a Senior Visiting Lecturer.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.31 inPublished:November 5, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199261644

ISBN - 13:9780199261642

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Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroductionPart I1. Political Developments, 1815-18302. Government and Administration, c. 1815-18303. Economy and Society, c. 1815-1830Part II4. Political Developments, 1830-18525. Government and Administration, c. 1830-18506. Economy and Society, c. 1830-1850Part III7. Political Developments, 1852-18808. Government and Administration, c. 1850-18809. Economy and Society, c. 1850-1880Part IV10. Political Developments, 1880-191411. Government and Administration, c. 1880-191412. Economy and Society, c. 1880-1914Biographical AppendixSelect BibliographyIndex

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`'McCord's work has a relaxed authority and individuality... deft deployment of arguments and material derived from a host of unpublished theses and his own original researches.''History Today