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Unit Y143 Reading List and Materials

Britain c.1930–1997 and Enquiry Topic: Churchill 1930–1951

Key Texts for Classroom and Individual Study

• N Fellows and M Wells, OCR A-Level History – Britain 1930-1997, Hodder, 2015

• M Wells, My Revision Notes: AQA AS/A-level History: Britain 1930-1997, Hodder, 2017

• A Fortune, Challenge and Transformation: Britain, c.1851-1964, OUP, 2015

• A Thorpe, Britain in the 1930s, Wiley-Blackwell, 1992

• C Rowe, The Making of Modern Britain 1951-2007, Nelson Thornes, 2009

• D Murphy et. al. (eds.), Britain 1914-2000, Collins Educational, 2000

• G Goodlad, The British Prime Minister and the Development of Democracy 1868-1997, History Review, September 2010

• M Lynch, Britain 1900-51, Hodder Education, 2008

• M Lynch, Britain 1945-2007, Hodder, 2008

• M Pearce, British Political History, 1867-2000: Democracy and Decline, Routledge, 2001

• M Pugh, Making Modern British Politics 1867-1945, Wiley-Blackwell, 2002

• M Roberts, Britain 1846-1964: The Challenge of Change, OUP, 2001

• M Willis, Britain, 1851-1918: A Leap in the Dark?, Hodder, 2006

• P Clarke, Hope and Glory: Britain 1900-90, Penguin, 1997

• P Grey and R Little, Challenge and Transformation: Britain, c.1851-1964, Cambridge, 2015

• R Pearce, Attlee’s Labour Governments 1945-51, Routledge, 1993

• R Pearce, Britain: Society, Economy and Industrial Relations 1900-39, Hodder Education, 2002

• S Waller, A Sixties Social Revolution? British Society 1959-1975, Nelson Thornes, 2008

 

Useful Books for Students

• A Marr, A History of Modern Britain, Macmillan, 2007

• A Marr, The Making of Modern Britain, Pan, 2010

• A Mayer, Women in Britain 1900-2000, Hodder, 2002

• C Collier & C Rowe, Britain 1906-1951, Nelson Thornes, 2009

• C Mowat, Britain Between the Wars, 1918-40, Routledge, 1968

• C Rowe, Britain 1929-1998, Heinemann, 2004

• D Kynaston, Austerity Britain: 1945-51, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2008

• D Kynaston, Family Britain: 1951-57, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2009

• D Murphy (ed), Britain 1914-2000, Collins, 2000

• H Glennerster, British Social Policy: 1945 to the Present, Wiley-Blackwell, 2006

• I Gazeley, Poverty in Britain, 1900-1965, Palgrave Macmillan, 2003

• J Gardiner, The Thirties: An Intimate History of Britain, Harper Press, 2011

• K Laybourn, The Rise of Socialism in Britain, Sutton Publishing, 2007

• M Pearce, British Political History 1867-200: Democracy and Decline, Routledge, 2001

• M Pugh, Hurrah for the Blackshirts: Fascists and Fascism in Britain between the Wars, Pimlico, 2006

• M Pugh, Speak for Britain: A New History of the Labour Party, Vintage, 2012

• N Lowe, Mastering Modern Britain, Palgrave, 1998

• P Adelman, Britain: Domestic Politics 1939-1964, Hodder, 1994

• P Hennessy, Having it so Good: Britain in the Fifties, Penguin, 2007

• P Hennessy, Never Again: Britain 1945-51, Penguin, 2006

• S J Lee, Aspects of British Political History 1914-1995, Routledge, 1998

 

Reference Books

• A Marwick, The Sixties, OUP, 1998

• A Rawnsley, The End of the Party: The Rise and Fall of New Labour, Penguin, 2010

• A Seldon (ed), Blair’s Britain 1997-2007, Cambridge, 2007

• D Childs, Britain Since 1945, Routledge, 1997

• D McKittrick & D McVea, Making Sense of the Troubles, Penguin, 2001

• D Sandbrook, Never Had It So Good: A History of Britain from Suez to the Beatles, Abacus, 2010

• D Sandbrook, White Heat: A Cultural History of Britain in the Sixties, Abacus, 2009

• E Royle, A Social History, 1750-1985, Arnold, 1987

• G Bernstein, The Myth of Decline: The Rise of Britain Since 1945, Pimlico, 2004

• K Jefferys, Finest & Darkest Hours, Atlantic, 2000

• K Jefferys, The Attlee Governments: 1945-51, Longman,1992

• K Morgan, The People’s Peace: British History 1945-1990, OUP, 1992

• M Pugh, State and Society: Social and Political History of Britain, 1870-1997, Hodder, 1999

• N Tiratsoo (ed), From Blitz to Blair, Penguin, 1999

• P Adelman, The Rise of the Labour Party 1880-1945, Longman, 1996

• P Clarke, Hope and Glory: Britain 1900-1990, Penguin, 1996

• P Hennessy, The Prime Minister: The Office and its Holders Since 1945, Penguin, 2000

• P Johnson, 20th Century Britain: Economic, Social and Cultural Change, Longman, 1994

• R Rhodes James, The British Revolution: British Politics, 1880-1939, Routledge, 1978

• R Winder, Bloody Foreigners: The Story of Immigration to Britain, Abacus 2004

• S Jenkins, Thatcher & Sons: A Revolution in Three Acts, Penguin, 2007

 

Document Collections (see also web sites)

• G Orwell, The Road to Wigan Pier, Penguin Classics, 2001

• J Bettey, English Historical Documents, 1906-39, Routledge, 1974

• J Priestley, English Journey, Penguin, 1977

• K Robbins, The Eclipse of a Great Power: Modern Britain 1870-1992, Routledge, 1994

• R Brown and C Daniels, Twentieth Century Britain, Documents and Debates, Palgrave Macmillan, 1982

• S Constantine, Unemployment in Britain Between the Wars, Routledge, 1980

• W Simpson, Twentieth Century British History: A Teaching Resource Book, Routledge, 2005

 

Biographies and First-Hand Accounts

• A Campbell, The Blair Years: Extracts from the Alastair Campbell Diaries, Arrow, 2008

• A Jackson, Churchill, Quercus, 2012

• C Beckett, Thatcher, Haus, 2006

• D Howell, Attlee, Haus, 2006

• D MacShane, Edward Heath, Haus, 2006

• F Beckett, Harold Macmillan, Haus, 2006

• J Cole, As It Seemed To Me, Phoenix, 1995

• J Major, John Major: The Autobiography, Penguin, 2000,

• J Sergeant, Maggie: Her Fatal Legacy, Pan, 2005

• M Temple, Tony Blair, Haus, 2006

• P Routledge, Harold Wilson, Haus, 2006

• R Pearce, Attlee, Longman, 1997

• R Skidelsky, Oswald Mosley, Papermac, 1990

 

Visual Sources and Websites

• A History of Britain, 15: The Two Winstons, DVD, BBC, 2000

• Andrew Marr’s History of Modern Britain, DVD 2entertain, 2009

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http://legacy.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook.asp

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/0/

http://www.britishpathe.com/

http://www.history-ontheweb.co.uk/

http://www.historytoday.com/

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

http://www.news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday

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http://www.thehistoryfaculty.org/

http://www.victorianweb.org