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The Oxford history of the British Empire.

Author: Robin W Winks
Publisher: 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This fifth and final volume shows how opinions have changed dramatically over the generations about the nature, role, and value of imperialism generally, and the British Empire more specifically. The  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin W Winks
ISBN: 019820566X 9780198205661
OCLC Number: 41833886
Description: 750 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Contributors ; 1. Introduction ; 2. The First British Empire ; 3. The Second British Empire ; 4. British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries ; 5. The American Revolution ; 6. Ireland ; 7. The British West Indies ; 8. Canada and the Empire ; 9. Australia and the Empire ; 10. Colonization and History in New Zealand ; 11. India to 1858 ; 12. India, 1858-1937 ; 13. India in the 1940s ; 14. Ceylon (Sri Lanka) ; 15. Pakistan's Emergence ; 16. Science, Medicine, and the British Empire ; 17. Disease, Diet, and Gender: Late Twentieth-Century Critical Perspective on Empire ; 18. Exploration and Empire ; 19. Missions and Empire ; 20. Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Abolition ; 21. The Royal Navy and the British Empire ; 22. Imperial Defence ; 23. The Empire-Commonwealth and the Two World Wars ; 24. Imperial Flotsam? The British in the Pacific Islands ; 25. Formal and Informal Empire in East Asia ; 26. The British Empire in South-East Asia ; 27. Formal and Imformal Empire in the Middle East ; 28. Informal Empire in Latin America ; 29. Britain and the Scramble for Africa ; 30. The British Empire in Tropical Africa: A Review of the Literature to the 1960s ; 31. West Africa ; 32. East Africa: Metropolitan Action and Local Initiative ; 33. Central and Southern Africa ; 34. Decolonization and the End of Empire ; 35. The Commonwealth ; 36. Art and Empire ; 37. Architecture in the British Empire ; 38. Orients and Occidents: Colonial Discourse Theory and the Historiography of the British Empire ; 39. The Shaping of Imperial History ; 40. The Future of Imperial History ; 41. The Way Forward ; Chronology, Index

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