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Imperial legacies : the British Empire around the world

Author: Jeremy Black
Publisher: New York : Encounter Books, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Britain yesterday; America today. The reality of being top dog is that everybody hates you. In this provocative book, noted historian and commentator Jeremy Black shows how criticisms of the legacy of the British Empire are in part criticisms of the reality of American power today. He emphasizes the prominence of imperial rule in history and in the world today, and the selective way in which certain countries are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Black, Jeremy, 1955- author.
Imperial legacies
New York : Encounter Books, [2019]
(DLC) 2018043853
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Black
ISBN: 1641770392 9781641770392
OCLC Number: 1052904822
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
Competing histories --
Why empire? --
British rule and foundation accounts : India and Ireland --
China and the United States --
Australia, Canada and New Zealand --
Responding to the world that empire made --
The slave trade and racism --
The view from Britain --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: by Jeremy Black.

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"Britain yesterday; America today. The reality of being top dog is that everybody hates you. In this provocative book, noted historian and commentator Jeremy Black shows how criticisms of the legacy of the British Empire are in part criticisms of the reality of American power today. He emphasizes the prominence of imperial rule in history and in the world today, and the selective way in which certain countries are castigated. A wide ranging and vigorous assault on political correctness, it's language, misuse of the past, and grasping of both present and future"--

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