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Morale: A Modern British History

Daniel Ussishkin


The book charts the institutional, cultural, and political history of morale in modern imperial Britain. First emerging in the nineteenth century as a residual problem in military disciplinary discussions, morale gradually emerged as a central problem in the management of groups, and, during the twentieth century, was diffused to other, civilian spheres of life. By the era of the Second World War, morale had become a ubiquitous and truly British concept. Its management was seen as vital for securing victory in war and, later on, as central to the goals of industrial management in a democratic ... More

Keywords: discipline, military, work, management, experts, social psychology, citizenship, welfare, morale, human relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190469078
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190469078.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Ussishkin, author
Associate Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison