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Modern Britain, 1750 to the Present

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  • Publication planned for: June 2017
  • availability: Not yet published - available from June 2017
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107686007

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  • 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 weaved around an account of the rise, fall and reinvention of liberal ideas of how markets, governments and empires should work. The history 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.

    • Features maps, figures, source textboxes, guides to further reading, key terms and a glossary, to support student understanding of significant people and places
    • Offers a distinctive argument about the growth of liberalism over this period
    • Each chapter is structured around explaining a process of change, with economic and imperial history at the centre of the debates
    • Supplementary online resources include additional primary sources, chapter abstracts, discussion questions and additional further reading suggestions, including useful links
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    "This is an outstandingly good book. The writing is excellent, crisp and concise, giving sufficient information and explanations of terms. The timelines are very useful, and biographies and sources reinforce the analysis in each chapter. The book is animated throughout by a tremendous analytical coherence and argumentative energy. This is likely to stand as the most up-to-date, interesting and usable textbook for modern Britain courses. I look forward to seeing it in print and using it in the classroom."
    Robert Travers, Cornell University, New York

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    • Publication planned for: June 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107686007
    • length: 588 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 175 x 28 mm
    • weight: 1.17kg
    • contains: 84 b/w illus. 14 maps
    • availability: Not yet published - available from June 2017
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. 1750–1819: The Ends of the Ancien Regime:
    1. The imperial state
    2. An enlightened civil society and its others
    3. An imperial economy and the population question
    Part II. 1819–85: Becoming Liberal and Global:
    4. Reform and revolutions in government
    5. An empire of free trade?
    6. Practicing democracy
    Part III. 1885–1931: The Crises of Liberalism:
    7. The British imperium
    8. The social problem
    9. The rise of the mass
    Part IV. 1931–76: Society Triumphant:
    10. Late imperialism and social democracy
    11. Social democracy and the Cold War
    12. The ends of social democracy
    Part V. 1976-: A New Liberalism?:
    13. The neoliberal revolution and the making of homo economicus.

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    James Vernon, University of California, Berkeley
    James Vernon is Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Politics and the People (1993), Hunger: A Modern History (2007) and Distant Strangers: How Britain Became Modern (2014), and the editor of Rereading the Constitution (1996), The Peculiarities of Liberal Modernity in Imperial Britain (2011) and the Berkeley Series in British Studies. He is also on the editorial boards of Social History, Twentieth Century British History, and the Journal of British Studies.

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