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The lion's share : a short history of British imperialism, 1850-1970

Author: Bernard Porter
Publisher: London (etc.) : Longman, 1975.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Porter
ISBN: 0582481031 9780582481039
OCLC Number: 1086239937
Performer(s): ISBN 0-582-48104-x Pbk : £3.75.
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS --
An empire in all but name: the mid-nineteenth century --
The world market --
Creeping colonialism --
The old empire --
Native policy --
Cultural imperialism --
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 --
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 --
Struggles for existence: 1890 --
Britain under siege --
The "new imperialism" --
The national interest --
Capitalists --
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" --
An essential compromise: 1905-14 --
The empire in 1905 --
The Liberals --
South African union --
Egypt, and India: Morley-Minto --
Tropical development --
Nationalists and imperialists --
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 --
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 --
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 --
A sudden shift: 1970 --
The remains --
The results --
The residue.
Responsibility: (by) Bernard Porter.

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