Post-War Societies: Great Britain and Ireland

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Beaumont, C. (2021). Post-War Societies: Great Britain and Ireland . 1914-1918 Online: International Encyclopaedia of the First World War .
AuthorsBeaumont, C.
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The post-war years in Great Britain and Ireland witnessed a period of transformative change, along with the persistence of social and economic inequalities. This essay discusses the period 1918-1929 and considers adjustment, the expansion of social welfare provision, Irish independence, universal suffrage and new opportunities for leisure in post-war society. At the same time racism, gender discrimination and poverty continued to blight the lives of many. Over the course of the decade, the inability and/or unwillingness of the state to tackle these social injustices undermined the sense of optimism evident at the end of the First World War.

KeywordsAdjustment ; Gender; Class; Race; Social Policy; Jazz Age; Irish Free State
Year2021
Journal1914-1918 Online: International Encyclopaedia of the First World War
PublisherFreie Universität Berlin
Web address (URL)https://encyclopedia.1914-1918-online.net/article/post-war_societies
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Deposited12 Apr 2021
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