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The British Empire : Sunrise to Sunset

Author: Philippa Levine
Publisher: Hoboken : Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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This is a broad survey of the history of the British Empire from its beginnings to its demise. It offers a comprehensive analysis not just of political events and territorial conquests but paints a picture of what life was like under colonial rule, both for those who ruled and for those whose countries came under British authority. There has been a lively debate in recent years about whether empires generally are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Levine, Philippa.
British Empire : Sunrise to Sunset.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philippa Levine
ISBN: 9781317860877 131786087X
OCLC Number: 865331440
Description: 1 online resource (307 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; List of maps; Preface to first edition; Preface to second edition; Acknowledgements; Publisher's acknowledgements; 1 Uniting the kingdom; 2 Slaves, merchants and trade; 3 Settling the 'New World'; 4 After America; 5 Britain in India; 6 Global growth; 7 Ruling an empire; 8 Being ruled; 9 Gender and sexuality; 10 Contesting empire; 11 Decolonisation; Chronology; Index.
Responsibility: Philippa Levine.

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This is a broad survey of the history of the British Empire from its beginnings to its demise. It offers a comprehensive analysis not just of political events and territorial conquests but paints a picture of what life was like under colonial rule, both for those who ruled and for those whose countries came under British authority. There has been a lively debate in recent years about whether empires generally are good or bad things, and the British Empire has been very much at the centre of that debate, with a number of voices arguing that it was a kinder, gentler Empire than its ri.

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