The British Empire: Sunrise to Sunset / Edition 1

The British Empire: Sunrise to Sunset / Edition 1

by Philippa Levine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0582472814

ISBN-13: 9780582472815

Pub. Date: 04/06/2007

Publisher: Pearson

Violent, powerful, vast: the British Empire is typically viewed as distant and tropical. By contrast, this book examines the effects of the empire on men, women and children across the globe: both those under imperial rule and those who implemented it. Looking beyond politics and diplomacy, Philippa Levine combines a traditional approach to colonial history

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Violent, powerful, vast: the British Empire is typically viewed as distant and tropical. By contrast, this book examines the effects of the empire on men, women and children across the globe: both those under imperial rule and those who implemented it. Looking beyond politics and diplomacy, Philippa Levine combines a traditional approach to colonial history with an investigation of the experience of living within the empire.

Spanning the period from Cromwell’s rule to decolonization in the late twentieth century, and including an extensive chronology for ease of reference, Levine considers the impact of British rule for people in Africa, India and Australia, as well as for the English rulers, and for the Welsh, Scots and Irish who were subject to 'internal colonialism' under the English yoke. Imperialism often led to serious unrest; Levine examines the cruel side of imperialism’s purportedly 'civilizing' mission unflinchingly.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582472815
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
04/06/2007
Series:
Recovering the Past Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
1,049,986
Product dimensions:
6.21(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

1. Uniting the Kingdom
2. Slaves, Merchants and Trade
3. Settling the 'New World'
4. After America
5. Britain in India
6. Global Growth
7. Ruling an Empire
8. Being Ruled
9. Gender and Empire
10. Contesting Empire
11. Decolonization
12. Immigration

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