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British imperialism : crisis and deconstruction, 1914-1990

Author: P J Cain; A G Hopkins
Publisher: London ; New York : Longman, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the second half of a hugely ambitious and eagerly awaited attempt to provide a comprehensive new interpretation of the forces behind British imperial expansion. The first part, dealing with the early growth of the empire, is British Imperialism: Innovation and Expansion 1688-1914. Both volumes are independent and self-sufficient, but they come fully into their own when read as one. A milestone in the study
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cain, P.J., 1941-
British imperialism.
London ; New York : Longman, 1993
(OCoLC)624390834
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: P J Cain; A G Hopkins
ISBN: 0582209668 9780582209664 058220965X 9780582209657
OCLC Number: 26096723
Description: xiv, 337 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The Imperialist Dynamic: From World War I to Decolonisation --
2. 'The Power of Constant Renewal': Services, Finance and the Gentlemanly Elite, 1914-39 --
3. Industry, the City and the Decline of the International Economy, 1914-39 --
4. Upholding Gentlemanly Values: The American Challenge, 1914-31 --
5. 'A Latter-Day Expression of Financial Imperialism': The Origins of the Sterling Area, 1931-9 --
6. Maintaining Financial Discipline: The Dominions, 1914-39 --
7. 'A New Era of Colonial Ambitions': South America, 1914-39 --
8. 'Financial Stability and Good Government': India, 1914-47 --
9. 'Playing the Game' in Tropical Africa, 1914-40 --
10. 'The Only Great Undeveloped Market in the World': China, 1911-49 --
11. The City, the Sterling Area and Decolonisation --
12. Conclusion.
Responsibility: P.J. Cain and A.G. Hopkins.

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Examines the role and impact of British imperialism between 1914 and 1990. Amongst the topics covered are industry, the city and the decline of the international economy, colonial ambitions in South  Read more...

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'The joint talents of P J. Cain and A. G. Hopkins constitute as formidable a combination for such a task as can be imagined xxx;' The Times Literary Supplement

 
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