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The Oxford history of the British Empire.

Author: A N Porter
Publisher: 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This work seeks to elucidate the end of Empire in relation to its beginning, the meaning of British imperialism for the ruled as well as for the rulers, and the significance of the British Empire as  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A N Porter
ISBN: 0198205651 9780198205654
OCLC Number: 41833895
Description: 780 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Maps, List of Figures, List of Tables, Abbreviations and Location of Manuscript Sources, List of Contributors ; PART 1 ; 1. Introduction: Britain and the Empire in the Nineteenth Century ; 2. Economics and Empire: The Metropolitan Context ; 3. Economics and Empire: The Periphery and the Imperial Economy ; 4. British Migration and the Peopling of the Empire ; 5. Migration from Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific ; 6. British Policy, Trade, and Informal Empire in the Mid-Nineteenth Century ; 7. Britain and Latin America ; 8. Britain and China 1842-1914 ; 9. Imperial Institutions and the Government of Empire ; 10. Trusteeship, Anti-Slavery and Humanitarianism ; 11. Religion, Missionary Enthusiasm, and Empire ; 12. British Expansion, Empire, and Technological Change ; 13. Empire and Metropolitan Cultures ; 14. Scientific Exploration and Empire ; 15. Defence and Imperial Disunity ; 16. The Political Economy of Empire, 1880-1914 ; PART 2 ; 17. British Expansion and Rule in South-East Asia ; 18. India 1818-1860: The Two Faces of Colonialism ; 19. Imperial India, 1858-1914 ; 20. The Evolution of Colonial Cultures: Nineteenth-Century Asia ; 21. The British West Indies ; 22. Ireland and the Empire ; 23. Canada from 1815 ; 24. Australia and the Western Pacific ; 25. Southern Islands: New Zealand and Polynesia ; 26. Southern Africa, 1795-1910 ; 27. Great Britain and the Partition of Africa, 1870-1914 ; 28. The British Occupation of Egypt from 1882 ; 29. Cultural Encounters: Britain and Africa in the Nineteenth Century ; 30. The British Empire: Costs and Benefits, Prosperity and Security, 1870-1914 ; Chronology, Index


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