Phoenix: Empire: The British Imperial Experience from 1765 to the Present / Edition 1

Phoenix: Empire: The British Imperial Experience from 1765 to the Present / Edition 1

by Denis Judd
     
 

ISBN-10: 1842124986

ISBN-13: 9781842124987

Pub. Date: 03/28/2002

Publisher: Orion House

At its height, the British Empire governed over a quarter of the human race and more than a fifth of the globe. While it gave the English profits and purpose, it also represented arbitrary power, gunboat diplomacy, and the disruption of ancient customs and governments. A highly acclaimed single-volume study of the most influential imperial enterprise of the modern

Overview

At its height, the British Empire governed over a quarter of the human race and more than a fifth of the globe. While it gave the English profits and purpose, it also represented arbitrary power, gunboat diplomacy, and the disruption of ancient customs and governments. A highly acclaimed single-volume study of the most influential imperial enterprise of the modern era. ".indispensable."—John Keegan. ".excellent.cannot be faulted.comes to balanced and sensible conclusions.an admirable chronology."—The Times. "Wonderfully ambitious.attractive survey."—The London Review of Books.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842124987
Publisher:
Orion House
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
Phoenix Press Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsx
Mapsxiv
Prefacexxi
1Anatomy of an Empire1
An Introduction
2The American Revolution18
The End of the First British Empire?
3Australia29
The First Fleet of 1788, and the Subsequent Settlements
Gold, Wool and Responsible Government
4Ireland40
The Union of 1800
The Agitation for Home Rule and its Partial Resolution
Problems of Identity as Both Imperial Partner and Subordinate Nation
5Canada50
The Rebellions of 1837
The Durham Report
Responsible Government
Settlement and Expansion
Inter-Colonial Rivalries
The 1867 Confederation
6The Repeal of the Corn Laws in 184658
The Economics of Empire
7The Great Indian Uprising of 1857-5866
The British in India
8The Jamaica Rebellion of 186582
British Interests in the Caribbean and the 'Nigger Question'
9The Opening of the Suez Canal in 186992
Britain in Egypt and the Sudan
Gordon at Khartoum, and Kitchener's Reconquest of the Sudan
10The Battle of Majuba Hill, 1881104
Bantu, Briton and Boer in South Africa
From the British Annexation of the Cape to the Convention of London 1884
11Cecil Rhodes' Legacy117
Fantasy, Power and the Partition of Africa
12Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, 1897130
The Uses and the Misuses of Empire
An Imperial Triumph, or Whistling in the Dark?
Fin de Siecle and the Problems and Opportunities of Empire
13The Battle of Spion Kop, 1900154
Crisis, War and Union in South Africa
14The Suicide of Sir Hector MacDonald, 1903171
Sex and the British Empire
15Joseph Chamberlain and the Cabinet Split of 1903187
Tariff Reform, Economic Decline and Imperial Preference
16Scouting for Boys, 1908201
National Decline, Empire, Youth and Education
17The Imperial Conference of 1911214
The Unity and Disunity of the Empire, Pan-Anglo-Saxonism, and the Pax Britannica
18The Gandhi--Smuts Agreement of January 1914226
Anti-Imperialism, Resistance Movements, and 'Occidentalism' verses 'Orientalism'
19The 1916 Easter Uprising in Ireland242
Britain, the Empire and the First World War
20The Amritsar Massacre of 1919258
Gandhi, the Raj and the Growth of Indian Nationalism, 1915-39
21The 1924 British Empire Wembley Exhibition273
Selling and Buying the Empire-Commonwealth in the InterWar Years
22The Balfour Definition of Dominion Status, 1926287
The Empire's Constitution, Trade and Development Between the Wars
23The Bodyline Tour of Australia, 1932297
Imperialism, National Identity and Sport
24The Fall of Singapore, February 1942310
Britain, the Empire-Commonwealth and the Second World War
25The Partition of India, 1947323
The Labour Government and the Empire-Commonwealth, 1945 to 1951
26The Trial of Jomo Kenyatta, 1953346
Churchill's Return to Power in Britain
The Conservative 'Holding Operation'
Confrontations with Nationalist movements in Egypt, Cyprus, West and East Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean
27The Suez Crisis of 1956359
The Fall of the British Empire and the Rise of the Commonwealth--and the Common Market
28Rhodesia's Unilateral Declaration of Independence, November 1965372
Variable Winds of Change, and Wilson's Labour Government, 1964 to 1970
29The Declaration of Commonwealth Principles at Singapore, 1971387
The Commonwealth During the 1970s
30The Falklands War, 1982402
The Remnants of Empire
31The Inauguration of Nelson Mandela as President of South Africa, May 1994410
Post-Colonialism and the Balance Sheet of Empire
Chronology 1765-2001433
Notes471
Bibliography481
Index503

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