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The lion's share : a short history of British imperialism, 1850 to the present

Author: Bernard Porter
Publisher: Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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This textbook combines a lively narrative of events with a number of broad analytical themes that challenge more conventional interpretations of British imperialism, including a new concluding  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Porter
ISBN: 9781408286050 140828605X
OCLC Number: 773495352
Description: xxxi, 387 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Chronology, 1850-2011 --
1. Introduction. Definitions ; Differences ; Difficulties --
2. An empire in all but name : the mid-nineteenth century. The world market ; Creeping colonialism ; The old empire ; Native policy ; Cultural imperialism --
3. Shifts and expedients: 1857-75. The Indian Mutiny ; After the Mutiny ; Colonial crises : settlement colonies ; Colonial crises : tropical colonies ; The vanguard ; The opening up of Africa --
4. Conquests forced on us: 1875-90. The European challenge ; India's frontiers and Russian expansion ; The occupation of Egypt ; The first Boer War ; German rivalry in the tropics ; Reluctant imperialists --
5. Struggles for existence: 1890. Britain under siege ; The 'new imperialism' ; The national interest ; Capitalists --
6. A limited area of heather alight: 1890-1905. Britain in Asia ; The Nile valley ; West Africa ; South Africa : the second Boer War ; Native policy ; 'Constructive imperialism' ; Reaction --
7. An essential compromise: 1905-14. The empire in 1905 ; The Liberals ; South African union ; Egypt and India : Morley-Minto ; Tropical development ; Nationalists and imperialists --
8. Everything becomes fluid: 1914-20. The Great War ; The promises : India, the middle east ; The peace ; The aftermath : Ireland, India, the middle east ; Imperial morale, 1920 --
9. Difficult times: 1920-39. Recovery through empire ; The dominions ; A new dominion? Rhodesia, Kenya, Palestine ; Tropical development ; The problems of imperialists ; The problems of anti-imperialists ; Egypt and India ; An empire still --
10. Moving quickly: 1939-70. The Second World War ; Labour's empire ; The transfer of power in India ; The nationalist challenge ; The Conservatives' empire, 1951-59 ; The wind of change, 1960-70 ; The response --
11. A sudden shift: 1970-95. The remains ; The results ; The residue ; Retrospect --
12. Coming out of the closet: circa 2000. An American empire? ; A new British imperialism? ; History and empire --
13. After-image ; Forgotten ; Recalled ; Misunderstood ; Appraised.
Responsibility: Bernard Porter.
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