"Britain and America" by David Englander

Britain and America Studies in Comparative History, 1760-1970 David Englander

Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
27 Feb 1997
ISBN:
9780300069785
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
336 pages: 235 x 156mm
Illustrations:
10 b-w illus.

Britain and the United States share a common language, a liberal and cultural heritage, and a democratic political system. They also have pronounced differences, for their economic, political, and social structures have developed in distinctive ways. This book compares and contrasts the historical course of the two countries and explores the significance of their similarities and differences over a period of two centuries.

The book offers wide ranging and up-to-date analyses of such issues as industrialization and urbanization, democracy and politics, class and gender, and citizenship and welfare. With contributions from leading scholars in both countries, it will be an invaluable resource for classrooms and seminar study, appealing to students of both history and social science. Some of the essays are classic expositions of debates that resonate on both sides of the Atlantic. Others are exemplary pieces that signal new agendas for research.

Contributors:

Anthony Badger, Mark Clapson, J.C.D. Clark, Clive Emsley, Mary K. Geiter, H.J. Habakkuk, Jeffrey Haydu, Ira Katznelson, Leon S. Marshall, David Morgan, Ann Shola Orloff, Gretchen Ritter, S.B. Saul, Theda Skocpol, W.A. Speck, and David Ward.

David Englander is senior lecturer in European Humanities Studies at the Open University, London. He is the author or editor of seven previous books.

"The book offers wide ranging and up-to-date analyses of such issues as industrialization and urbanization, democracy and politics, class and gender, and classrooms and seminar study, appealing to students of both history and social science."?Esmond Wright, Contemporary Review


"This is an ideal collection for any teacher concerned with comparative history and with understanding the nature of historical debate on British and American history."?Teaching History


"It is likely that Britain and America will come to be regarded as an essential reference work for a deeper understanding of the progress of politics, economics, and society in two countries that have in many ways a common heritage but a divergent development."?Philip Bagwell, Labour History Review