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The absent-minded imperialists : empire, society, and culture in Britain

Author: Bernard Porter
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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It is an assumption that Britain was steeped in imperialism domestically, which affected almost everything Britons thought, felt, and did. This book examines this assumption against the background of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Porter
ISBN: 9780199299591 0199299595
OCLC Number: 860433161
Description: xxii, 475 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Empire and Society ; 2. Participation ; 3. The Prefects ; 4. The Middle Classes at School ; 5. Trade, Liberty, and Empire: the Middle Classes to 1880 ; 6. Not in Front of the Servants ; 7. Culture and Empire ; 8. Peril and Propaganda c.1900 ; 9. What About the Workers? ; 10. Imperialists, Other Imperialists, and Others ; 11. Empire on Condition 1914-40 ; 12. Repercussions ; 13. Recapitulation and Conclusion ; Bibliography ; Index ; 1. Empire and Society ; 2. Participation ; 3. The Prefects ; 4. The Middle Classes at School ; 5. Trade, Liberty, and Empire: the Middle Classes to 1880 ; 6. Not in Front of the Servants ; 7. Culture and Empire ; 8. Peril and Propaganda c.1900 ; 9. What About the Workers? ; 10. Imperialists, Other Imperialists, and Others ; 11. Empire on Condition 1914-40 ; 12. Repercussions ; 13. Recapitulation and Conclusion ; Bibliography ; Index
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...an important book on empires. * Manan Ahmed, South Asia News * ...[a] spirited and wide-ranging polemic ... an important book in every respect ... highly readable, and perfectly pitched to win Read more...

 
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