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Race and imperial defence in the British world, 1870-1914

Author: John C Mitcham
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Comprehensive account of how British race patriotism shaped the defense partnership between Britain and the dominions before the Great War.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John C Mitcham
ISBN: 9781107138995 110713899X 9781316503959 131650395X
OCLC Number: 946770337
Description: viii, 261 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Imperial Britons: race, identity, and greater Britain --
Defending greater Britain: race and the evolution of Victorian imperial defense --
Imperial unity, masculinity, and the South African War --
The empire on parade: public representations of greater Britain --
"Sea league of all the Britons": race, navalism, and empire --
A young Briton's duty: youth, militarism, and empire --
"A Britannic alliance": the dominions and imperial defense policy, 1900-1914 --
Conclusion: the "call of the blood": the empire and the outbreak of the Great War.
Responsibility: John C. Mitcham, Duquesne University.
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'John Mitcham demonstrates how the rise of European nation states, and the scale of contemporary warfare, transformed British identity into a tool in the global Darwinian competition for survival, Read more...

 
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