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Thorpe
ISBN: 978-0-631-17411-0
Paperback
152 pages
May 1992, Wiley-Blackwell
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Contemporaries were and historians have been bitterly divided about Britain in the period between the Wall Street Crash and the outbreak of the Second World War. Were the 1930s a decade of growing prosperity and unprecedented levels of ownership, of sane, competent, democratic governments under men like Macdonald, Baldwin and Chamberlain, fighting vigorously against overwhelming difficulties? Or was it a time of grinding poverty, long term unemployment, political timidity and uninspired and uninspiring government?

In this new book Andrew Thorpe uses the fruits of the most recent research to assess the state of Britain in the 1930s. He looks at politics, the economy and society and argues that, while Britain in the 1930s was not particularly dynamic, its governments did as well as could be expected in the face of unprecedented problems. While rejecting too rosy a view of the decade, and not seeking to whitewash those governments he shows that things were not as bad as the pessimists would suggest. The result is a synthesis which seeks to overturn myths and halftruths.

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