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The Politics of Empire at the Accession of George III : The East India Company and the Crisis and Transformation of Britain's Imperial State

Author: James M Vaughn
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this bold debut work, historian James M. Vaughn challenges the scholarly consensus that British India and the Second Empire were founded in “a fit of absence of mind.” He instead argues that the origins of the Raj and the largest empire of the modern world were rooted in political conflicts and movements in Britain. It was British conservatives who shaped the Second Empire into one of conquest and dominion,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: George, King of Great Britain; George, King of Great Britain
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James M Vaughn
ISBN: 9780300208269 030020826X
OCLC Number: 1085479582
Description: xii, 304 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Part One: the First British Empire and It's Crisis. The First British Empire, the Whig Supremacy, and the East India Company ; Bourgeois Radicalism and the "Empire of Liberty" in the Age of Pitt ; the Plassey Revolution in Bengal and the Company's Civil War in Britain --
Part Two: The Making of the Second British Empire. Clive's conquest of East India House and the Company's Conquest of Bengal ; The New Toryism and the Imperial Reaction at the Accession of George III ; the Triumph of the New Toryism and the Spirit of the Second British Empire --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history.
Responsibility: James M. Vaughn.

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An important revisionist history that casts eighteenth-century British politics and imperial expansion in a new light.  Read more...

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