Author(s): Chris Hinton
"SHP Advanced History Core Texts" are the Schools History Project's acclaimed new books for A level History. These books apply SHP's two decades of curriculum development experience to the challenge of helping students make the leap from GCSE to A level. They offer: clear and penetrating narrative; comprehensively explaining the content required for examination success; thought provoking and relevant activities that explore the content and help students think analytically about the subject; thorough exam preparation through carefully designed tasks that address the distinctive requirements of A Level history; a wide range of revision strategies including structured content summaries. The additional features include: a focus route pathway for independent learners; Learning Trouble Spots - which address common misunderstandings; diagrammatic summaries of key areas of content and historical issues; and accessible summaries of recent historical debates. "Fascist Italy" is a comprehensive core text covering the rise and fall of Mussolini and the Fascist Party in Italy from 1900 to 1945.
John Hite is Head of History and Politics at Haywards Heath College, West Sussex. Chris Hinton is Assistant Principal (Curriculum and Resources) at Beacon Community College, Crowborough, East Sussex. Series editor Ian Dawson is a former director of the Schools History Project and an accomplished A level author.
Section A Why did the Fascists gain power in Italy?: why was liberal Italy so weak?; did war and socialism fatally undermine liberal Italy?; why was Mussolini appointed Prime Minister of Italy in 1922? Section B What impact did fascism make?: how did Mussolini consolidate his position?; where did power lie in Mussolini's Italy?; how successful were Mussolini's economic and social policies?; how successful was Mussolini in creating a nation of Fascists? Section C Foreign policy: how successful was Mussolini's foreign policy 1922-1943?; "Created by war, destroyed by war" - why did the Fascist regime collapse in 1943. Section D Overview: interpretations and debates on Fascist Italy.