British Imperialism

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November 2002



This essential guide offers a succinct, easy-to-read introduction to the key issues and historiography of British imperialism from the late 18th century to the present. Each chapter addresses questions posed by the nature of imperialism in its various military, economic, political, and cultural forms, while current controversies--including the impact of Orientalism and post-colonialism--are explained and set in the context of previous debates. The first book in Palgrave Macmillan's new Histories and Controversies series, "British Imperialism "enables readers to rapidly assimilate both historiography and key aspects of Britain's imperial power and influence.


List of Maps
Introduction: What was British Imperialism?
What was the Nature of Imperialism in the Early Nineteenth Century?
What was the Nature of British Rule in India, c.1770-1858?
'New Imperialism' and 'Gentlemanly Capitalism': Did the Flag Follow Trade?
What were the Motives and Effects of Colonization and Migration?
Collaboration and Resistance: What were the Limits to British Imperialism?
Colonial Discourse: Was there an Ideology of Imperialism?
Was British Imperialism Racialist or Racist?
What was the Significance of Gender to British Imperialism?
The Great War: Watershed or Continuity?
How did British Imperialism Meet the Nationalist Challenge, 1919-1939?
What Effect did the Second World War have on British Imperialism?
Decolonization after 1945: How did British Imperialism Come to an End?
What was the Cultural Legacy of Imperialism?
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Rob Johnson


'The focus on debates in imperial history (rather than the usual narrative) will make this useful.' - Zoë Laidlaw, University of Sheffield
'Very useful - and concise - overview.' - Dr M. Farr, University of Newcastle
'...a crisp and thoughtful analysis...his book will be read with profit...' - D.George Boyce, The Journal of Military History
'...a crisp and thoughtful analysis...his book will be read with profit...' - D. George Boyce, The Journal of Military History
EAN: 9780333947265
ISBN: 0333947266
Untertitel: 'Histories and Controversies'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2002
Seitenanzahl: 240 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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