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Great Britain since 1850

(see also Great Britain: Scotland, Great Britain: Wale, Great Britain: Black People & Northern Ireland)

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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators

World Guide

On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Independent Media Center (UK).

WWW Virtual Library

In the Library: Articles

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

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Billy Elliott" [2000], dir. Stephen Daldry, 111m. In video stores.

"Brassed Off" [1996], dir. Mark Herman, 97m. In video stores.

"The Full Monty" [1997], dir. Peter Cattaneo, 91m. In video stores.

"Ladybird, Ladybird" [1993], dir. Ken Loach, 102m.

"Raining Stones" [1993], dir. Ken Loach, 90m. Unemployed worker tries to raise money for daughter's First Communion.

"Secret Society" [2000], 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.

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