© 1996

The Myth of Consensus

New Views on British History, 1945–64

  • Harriet Jones
  • Michael Kandiah

Part of the Contemporary History in Context Series book series (CHIC)

About this book


This groundbreaking collection of essays challenges the notion that early postwar Britain was characterised by a consensus between the major political parties arising out of the experiences of the wartime coalition government. The volume collects for the first time the views of the revisionist historians who argue that fundamental differences between and within the parties continued to characterise British politics after 1945. Covering topics as diverse as industrial relations and decolonisation, the volume provides a welcome contrast to orthodox interpretations of contemporary Britain.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Harriet Jones
    • 1
  • Michael Kandiah
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LutonUK
  2. 2.Institute of Contemporary British HistoryUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Myth of Consensus
  • Book Subtitle New Views on British History, 1945–64
  • Editors Harriet Jones
    Michael D. Kandiah
  • Series Title Contemporary History in Context Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-65073-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-24944-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-24942-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 186
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics History of Britain and Ireland
    Political Science
    Modern History
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