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The lion's share : a short history of British imperialism, 1850-2004

Author: Bernard Porter
Publisher: Harlow, Essex, England ; New York : Pearson/Longman, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Presents history of British imperialism from its Victorian heyday onwards. This title features a chronology of events, a bibliography, and a section of plates illustrating various aspects of empire  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Porter
ISBN: 0582772524 9780582772526
OCLC Number: 55044665
Description: xxxiv, 445 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction0. Introduction1. An empire in all but name: the mid-nineteenth century2. Shifts and expedients: 1857-753. Conquests forced on us: 1875-904. Struggles for existence: 18905. A limited area of heather alight: 1890-19056. An essential compromise: 1905-147. Everything becomes fluid: 1914-208. Difficult times: 1920-399. Moving quickly: 1939-7010. A sudden shift: 1970-9511. Coming out of the closet: circa 2000Further readingIndex
Responsibility: Bernard Porter.

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