The Empire Project: The Rise and Fall of the British World-System, 1830-1970by John Darwin
Pub. Date: 11/30/2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Magisterial global history of the rise and fall of the British Empire by an award-winning author. See more details below
Magisterial global history of the rise and fall of the British Empire by an award-winning author.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: the project of an Empire; Part I. Towards 'The Sceptre of the World': The Elements of Empire in the Long Nineteenth Century: 1. Victorian origins; 2. The octopus power; 3. The commercial republic; 4. The Britannic experiment; 5. 'Un-British rule' in 'Anglo-India'; 6. The weakest link: Britain and South Africa; 7. The Edwardian transition; Part II. 'The Great Liner is Sinking': The British World-System in the Age of War: 8. The War for Empire, 1914–1919; 9. Making imperial peace, 1919–1926; 10. Holding the centre, 1927–1937; 11. The strategic abyss, 1937–1942; 12. The price of survival, 1943–1951; 13. The third world power, 1951–1959; 14. Reluctant retreat, 1959–1968; Conclusion.
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