Asa Briggs and the emergence of labour history in post-war Britain [book section]

McIlroy, John (2014) Asa Briggs and the emergence of labour history in post-war Britain [book section]. In: The age of Asa: Lord Briggs, public life and history in Britain since 1945. Taylor, Miles, ed. Palgrave MacMillan, London, pp. 108-141. ISBN 9781137392572, pbk-ISBN 9781349483372, e-ISBN 9781137392596. [Book Section] (doi:10.1057/9781137392596_6)


[Summary of the book containing this chapter:] Asa Briggs has been a prominent figure in post-war cultural life - as a pioneering historian, a far-sighted educational reformer, and a sensitive chronicler of the way in which broadcasting and communication more generally have shaped modern society. He has also been a devoted servant of the public good, involved in many inquiries, boards and trusts. Yet few accounts of public life in Britain since the Second World War include a discussion or appreciation of his influential role. This collection of essays provides the first critical assessment of Asa Briggs' career, using fresh research and new perspectives to analyse his contribution and impact on scholarship, the expansion of higher education at home and overseas, and his support and leadership for the arts and media more generally.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > Business School
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Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2015 12:58
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