English Historical Documents, 1914–1957
Routledge – 2012 – 928 pages
Series: English Historical Documents
English Historical Documents is the most ambitious, impressive and comprehensive collection of primary documents on English history ever published. The volumes were published between 1953 and 1977 and have become landmark publications in their own fields.
This exciting new volume covers the period from 1914 to 1957, bringing the series further into the twentieth century. The format of the series has been updated and the documents gathered here encompass the most up to date approaches to the material, covering political, social and cultural history. This volume includes informative introductory pieces for the parts and sections and editorial comment is directed towards making sources intelligible rather than drawing conclusions from them.
1. The Monarchy 2. Parliament 3. Political Parties and Elections i) Conservative Party ii) Liberal Party iii) Labour Party iv) other parties 4. National Resources, Finance and the Economy 5. Religion and the Churches 6. Ireland and Irish Affairs 7. Imperial and Commonwealth Affairs 8. Foreign Affairs 9. Military: General i) Army ii) Navy iii) Air Force 10. The First World War 11. The Second World War 12. Central and Local Government 13. The Law, Crime, the Penal System and Courts 14. Poverty, Health and Welfare 15. Housing and Town and Country Planning 16. Pressure Groups and Voluntary Associations 17. Education 18. Women 19. Business, Trade Unions and Industrial Relations 20. Press, Broadcasting and the Arts