Kent in the Twentieth Century

Kent in the Twentieth Century

Edited by Nigel Yates

Hardback
$90.00

Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

This is the sixth volume to be published in the major ten volume new history of the county of Kent, and the first detailed study of the development of Kent during the past hundred years.
The sixth volume to be published in the major ten-volume new history of the county of Kent, and the first detailed study of the development of Kent over the past hundred years.

Each of the ten chapters begins by evoking a picture of Kent on the eve of the First World War and looking at the changes that have taken place between then and the present day in the area under discussion. Particular attention is paid to the impact of the two World Wars on Kent; to the influence of national events on local institutions and people; to the role of the county council in the development of many aspects of life in Kent; and to the major economic and social changes of the last thirty years, many of them associated with Britain's entry into the European economic community and Kent's strategic importance as a corridor linking London and Britain to Europe.

NIGEL YATES is senior research fellow in church history, University of Wales, Lampeter.

Details

April 2001
56 black and white, 16 line illustrations
458 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Kent History Project
ISBN: 9780851155876
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BIC HBLL
BISAC HIS015000
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Table of Contents

Introduction - Nigel Yates
Population - Michael Rawcliffe
The Economy of Kent: An Overview - Alan E Booth
Agriculture and Rural Society - Alan Armstrong
Transport - Gerald Crompton
Politics - Brian Atkinson
Housing - Michael Rawcliffe
Health and Social Welfare (with Nigel Yates) - Paul Hastings
Health and Social Welfare (with Paul Hastings) - Nigel Yates
Popular Education - Ian Coulson
Religion - Canon Prof Robin Gill
Culture and Leisure - Nigel Yates

Reviews

Of interest to contemporary historians of England seeking to understand the impact of social, economic, and policy changes. ALBION

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