Britain in the Twentieth Century

Britain in the Twentieth Century

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In a century of rapid social change, the British people have experienced two world wars, the growth of the welfare state and the loss of Empire. Charles More looks at these and other issues in a comprehensive study of Britaina€™s political, economic and social history throughout the twentieth century. This accessible new book also engages with topical questions such as the impact of the Labour party and the role of patriotism in British identity.Lower middle-class non-manual workers, for instance, often earned no more than skilled manual workers. ... Indeed, only about half of children of professionals or managers went to such schools in the interwar period. ... mobility had risen to about 25 per cent, while the downwards flow was static, so net upward mobility rose a€“ which it had to as the proportion of non-manual jobs was gradually increasing.

Title:Britain in the Twentieth Century
Author:Charles More
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-05-22


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