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Visions of empire : patriotism, popular culture and the city, 1870-1939

Author: Brad Beaven
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: Studies in imperialism (Manchester, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Studies the urban elites in Coventry, Leeds, and Portsmouth, and how their conception of the empire shaped urban policy.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brad Beaven
ISBN: 9780719078569 0719078563
OCLC Number: 798615449
Description: xiii, 234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Cities in context : civic culture, 'new journalism' and the creation of localised imperial identities, 1870-1939 --
The city and the imperial mission, 1850-1914 --
Civic ceremony and the citizen-soldier during the Boer War, 1899-1902 --
Fragmenting communities : patriotism, empire and the First World War --
Educating the future citizens of empire : working-class schooling, 1870-1939 --
Transmitting the imperial message : Empire Day and the 1924 Wembley Exhibition --
Mass entertainment, popular culture and imperial societies, 1870-1939.
Series Title: Studies in imperialism (Manchester, England)
Responsibility: Brad Beaven.

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This book offers a ground-breaking perspective on how imperial culture was disseminated from the 1890s onward. It identifies the important synergies that grew between a new civic culture and the  Read more...

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