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

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McIlroy, J. 2014. Asa Briggs and the emergence of labour history in post-war Britain [book section]. in: Taylor, M. (ed.) The age of Asa: Lord Briggs, public life and history in Britain since 1945 London Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 108-141
Chapter titleAsa Briggs and the emergence of labour history in post-war Britain [book section]
AuthorsMcIlroy, J.
Abstract

[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.

Research GroupCentre for Education Research and Scholarship (CERS)
Page range108-141
Book titleThe age of Asa: Lord Briggs, public life and history in Britain since 1945
EditorsTaylor, M.
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Place of publicationLondon
ISBN
Hardcover9781137392572
Paperback9781349483372
Electronic9781137392596
Publication dates
Print25 Nov 2014
Publication process dates
Deposited28 Jan 2015
Output statusPublished
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137392596_6
LanguageEnglish
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