The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

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Andrew Porter
OUP Oxford, 26 июл. 2001 г. - Всего страниц: 800
The Oxford History of the British Empire is a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. From the founding of colonies in North America and the West Indies in the seventeenth century to the reversion of Hong Kong to China at the end of the twentieth, British imperialism was a catalyst for far-reaching change. The Oxford History of the British Empire as a comprehensive study helps us to understand the end of Empire in relation to its beginning, the meaning of British imperialism for the ruled as well as for the rulers, and the significance of the British Empire as a theme in world history. Volume III of The Oxford History of the British Empire covers the long nineteenth century, from the achievement of American independence in the 1780s to the eve of world war in 1914. This was the period of Britain's greatest expansion as both empire-builder and dominant world power. The volume is divided into two parts. The first contains thematic chapters, some focusing on Britain, others on areas at the imperial periphery, exploring those fundamental dynamics of British expansion whcih made imperial influence and rule possible. They also examine the economic, cultural, and institutional frameworks whcih gave shape to Britain's overseas empire. Part 2 is devoted to the principal areas of imperial activity overseas, including both white settler and tropical colonies. Chapters examine how British interests and imperial rule shaped individual regions' nineteenth-century political and socio-economic history. Themes dealt with include the economics of empire, imperial institutions, defence, technology, imperial and colonial cultures, science and exploration. Attention is given not only to the formal empire, from Australasia and the West Indies to India and the African colonies, but also to China and Latin America, often regarded as central components of a British `informal empire'.
 

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Britainand the Empire in the Nineteenth Century Andrew
The Metropolitan Context P J Cain
The Periphery and theImperial Economy B R Tomlinson
Migration from Africa Asia and the South Pacific David Northrup
British Policy Trade and Informal Empire in the MidNineteenth Century
Trusteeship AntiSlavery and Humanitarianism Andrew Porter
Religion MissionaryEnthusiasm and EmpireAndrew Porter 12 British Expansion Empire and Technological Change Robert Kubicek 13 Empire and ...
TheTwoFaces ofColonialism D A Washbrook 19 Imperial India 18581914 Robin J Moore 20 The Evolution of ColonialCultures NineteenthCentury ...
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The British West Indies Gad Heuman
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Ireland and the Empire David Fitzpatrick
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Canada from 1815 Ged Martin
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New Zealandand Polynesia RaewynDalziel 26 Southern Africa 17951910 Christopher Saunders and Iain R Smith
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Great Britain and the Partition of Africa 18701914 Colin Newbury
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The British Occupation of Egypt from 1882 Afaf Lutfi alSayyidMarsot
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Britain and Africa inthe Nineteenth CenturyT C McCaskie 30 Costs and Benefits Prosperity and Security 18701914 Avner Offer
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Defence and Imperial Disunity Peter Burroughs
The Political Economy of Empire 18801914 E H H Green
17 British
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Chronology
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Index
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