Great Britain since 1850
(see also Great Britain: Scotland, Great Britain: Wale, Great Britain: Black People & Northern Ireland)
CIA World Factbook. Includes map.
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Quinault, Roland. "Britain 1950," History Today (4/01):15-21.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Blythe, Ronald. Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village (London: Traflagar Square, 2000).
Burnett, John. Useful Toil: Autobiographies of Working People from the 1820s to the 1920s (London: Penguin, 1984).
Evans, Eric J. Thatcher & Thatcherism (2nd ed.; NY: Routledge, 2004).
Mansfield, Nicholas. English Farmworkers & Local Patriotism, 1900-1930 (London: Ashgate, 2001).
Morgan, Kenneth. Britain Since 1945: The People’s Peace (NY: Oxford, 2001).
Powell, David. British Politics, 1910-1935: The Crisis of the Party System (NY: Routledge, 2004).
Royle, Edward. Modern Britain: A Social History, 1750-1997 (NY: Oxford, 1997).
Thurlow, Richard C. Fascism in Britain: A History (NY: Blackwell, 1987).
Ward, Paul. Britishness since 1870 (NY: Routledge, 2004).
In the Library: Fiction
In the Library: For Young Readers
In the Library: Poetry
In the Library: Drama
In the Library: Photography
"Billy Elliott" , dir. Stephen Daldry, 111m. In video stores.
"Brassed Off" , dir. Mark Herman, 97m. In video stores.
"The Full Monty" , dir. Peter Cattaneo, 91m. In video stores.
"Ladybird, Ladybird" , dir. Ken Loach, 102m.
"Raining Stones" , dir. Ken Loach, 90m. Unemployed worker tries to raise money for daughter's First Communion.
"Secret Society" , dir. Imogen Kimmel, 90m. From First Run Features.
"The Up Series" [1964-2004], dir. Michel Apted, five discs, 576m. From First Run Features. British director interviewed fourteen diverse British children when they were seven, & has interviewed the same people every seven years since, to follow the courses of their lives.