Part I: War, 1914-1918.
1. Irish Nationalists, Ulstermen and the War Against the German Empire: Ireland and Germany.
2. The Limits on, and the Possibilities of, Change: Fundamental Circumstances governing Change.
3. The Politics of Total War: The Liberal Government 1914-15.
The Asquith Coalition Government May 1915-December 1916.
The Lloyd George Coalition.
Votes for Women (and Men).
What about the Workers?.
Reconstruction and General Election.
Part II: Between Two Wars, 1919-1939.
4. The Structural, Ideological and Institutional Context: Hard Facts.
A Divided Country.
5. The Pendulum that Wouldn't Swing: High Politics 1919-1939: Ireland.
The Government and Labour.
Social Reform and Expenditure Cuts.
Result, Reform and Expenditure Cuts.
Result, and Return, of the Conservatives.
The First Labour Government.
A Second Baldwin Government.
The General Strike.
Conservative Social Reform.
The Liberal Yellow Book and the 1929 General Election.
The Second Labour Government.
The National Government.'Secular Anglicanism' and the 'Social Service State'.
Jarrow, Abdication, and Appeasement.
6. Modernism and Mass Society: Modernism in the Arts.
Aspects of Mass Society.
Part III: War and Aftermath, 1939-1955.
7. World War: The Phoney War.
The Churchill Coalition.
Dunkirk and the Fall of France.
The Battle of Britain, the Blitz, and the Battle of the Atlantic.
North Africa, the Far East, Italy.
The Bombing of Germany.
The Invasion of France and the End of the War.
8. The Context of Change: Demographics of War.
Economic Costs of War.
Ideological and Institutional Repercussion of War.
9. Labour Takes Power and Hands it Back to the Conservatives: General Elections 1945-55.
Policies of the Labour Government.
The Economy under Labour.
The Welfare State.
Ageing Labour and the Korean War.
The Second Churchill Government.
10. Society in the Aftermath of War: Science and Technology.
Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
The Regions of England.
Transport and Ordinary Life.
Media and the Arts.
Architecture and the Festival of Britain.
Part IV: Affluent Britain, 1955-1974. .
11. Structural, Ideological, and Institutional Imperatives.
12. The Politics of Consensus: Suez. Macmillan as Prime Minister.
The Labour Opposition.
Wilson in Office.
From Wilson to Heath. Northern Ireland, c.1963-1975.
Enter the Provisional IRA.
Economic and Industrial Policies of the Heath Government.
13. The Cultural Revolution: The Basics of Cultural Transformation. Consumerism and Youth.
International Success of British Popular Culture.
Family, Permissiveness, Frankness.
Women's Liberation and Gay Liberation.
Innovation in the Arts.
Part V: The Ending of Consensus and The 'Thatcher Revolution', 1975-1990. .
14. Ideology, Economy and the Advent of Thatcherism: Key Circumstances.
15. The Collapse of Labour and the Triumph of Thatcher: The Third Wilson Government.
The Callaghan Government.
The End of the Callaghan Government.
Thatcher in Power.
The Miners' Strike and Rising Levels of Violence.
Prosperity, Privatisation and a Third Election Victory.
Thatcher and Ireland.
The Fall of Thatcher.
16. The People Versus Their Rulers: A Fractured Society.
Economy and Geography.
Service, Security and Safety.
Class, Race, Gender, Religion.
Drugs and Crime.
Life and Leisure.
The Persistence of Permissiveness.
Part VI: The Nineties: Nasty, then Nice? .
17. Recession, Recovery - and Recession?.
18. John Major and a Society at Odds with Itself: The Rise of John Major.
End of Poll Tax: to 'Heart of Europe'.
Election Victory and the Emergence of Tony Blair.
Trials and Tribulations of the Major Government.
Social Policy (Stingy) and Public Service (Lousy).
A Sea of Troubles.
19. Consensus Regained?: Ten Contentious Issues.
Identities: Ireland, America, Europe.