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The People’s Peace: British History 1945-1989

Kenneth O. Morgan


Drawing on sources recently released under the Thirty Year Rule, this book is the first comprehensive study by a professional historian of British history from 1945 to the present day. It examines the transformation of post-war Britain from the planning enthusiasm of 1945 to the ethic of Thatcherism. Its themes include the troubles of the British economy; public criticism of the legitimacy of the state and its instruments of authority; the co-existence of growing personal prosperity with widespread social inequality; and the debates aroused by the process of decolonization, and by Britain's re ... More

Keywords: post-war Britain, British economy, Thatcherism, prosperity, social inequality, decolonization, Commonwealth, United Kingdom, political parties

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1990 Print ISBN-13: 9780198227649
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227649.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kenneth O. Morgan, author
The University College of Wales, Aberystwyth
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