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Oxford AQA History: A Level and AS Component 1: Industrialisation and the People: Britain c1783-1885
Sally Waller, Ailsa Fortune
Oxford AQA History: A Level and AS Component 1: Industrialisation and the People: Britain c1783-1885
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Retaining all the well-loved features from the previous editions, Industrialisation and the People: Britain c1783-1885 has been approved by AQA and matched to the 2015 specification. With a strong focus on skills building and exam practice, this book covers in breadth issues of change, continuity, and cause and consequence in this period of British history. Its aim is to enable you to understand and make connections between the six key thematic questions covered in the specification including: how was Britain governed, what pressures did governments face, how did the economy change, and how did society and social policy develop? Students can further develop vital skills such as historical interpretations and source analyses via specially selected sources and extracts. Practice questions and study tips provide additional support to help familiarize students with the new exam style questions, and help them achieve their best in the exam.

Front Cover
Title Page
Introduction to features
AQA History specification overview
Introduction to the Oxford AQA History series
Introduction to this book
Part One The impact of industrialisation: Britain, c1783–1832
1 Pressure for change, c1783–1812
1 The British political system c1783
2 Government: Pitt the Younger as Prime Minister and his successors
3 Economic developments
4 Social developments
5 Political pressures on government
6 Wartime pressures on government
2 Government and a changing society 1812–1832
7 Government: Lord Liverpool as Prime Minister
8 Government: Canning, Goderich and Wellington as Prime Ministers
9 Economic developments 1812–1832
10 Social developments
11 Pressures for change
12 Greater democracy
Part Two The age of reform: Britain, 1832–1885
3 Political change and social reform,1832–1846
13 Government: Grey and Melbourne as Prime Ministers
14 The Whig response to social change
15 Pressure for change
16 The Conservative response to change
17 Economic developments
18 Social developments (1832–1846)
4 Economy, society andpolitics 1846–1885
19 Government and developing political organisation
20 Government and democracy
21 Pressure for change (1846–1885)
22 Economic developments
23 Social developments 1846–1885
24 The political, economic and social condition of Britain by 1885
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