The British Empire: Sunrise to Sunset [NOOK Book]

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This is a broad survey of the history of the British Empire from its beginnings to its demise.  It offers a comprehensive analysis not just of political events and territorial conquests but paints a picture of what life was like under colonial rule, both for those who ruled and for those whose countries came under British authority.


There has been a lively debate in recent years about whether empires generally are good or bad things, and ...

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The British Empire: Sunrise to Sunset

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Overview

This is a broad survey of the history of the British Empire from its beginnings to its demise.  It offers a comprehensive analysis not just of political events and territorial conquests but paints a picture of what life was like under colonial rule, both for those who ruled and for those whose countries came under British authority.


There has been a lively debate in recent years about whether empires generally are good or bad things, and the British Empire has been very much at the centre of that debate, with a number of voices  arguing that it was a kinder, gentler Empire than its rivals. This book speaks specifically to that debate, and also to a second and equally vigorous debate about whether anyone in Britain actually cared about the possession of an Empire.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317860860
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/4/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 312
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Philippa Levine teaches history at the Universityof Southern California. A historian of empire since 1990, her publications include Prostitution, Race and Politics: Policing Venereal Disease in the British Empire(2003) and an edited collection, Gender and Empire: History of the British Empire Companion Series (2004).

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Table of Contents


List of illustrations     vi
List of maps     vii
Preface     ix
Acknowledgements     xi
Publisher's acknowledgements     xii
Uniting the kingdom     1
Slaves, merchants and trade     13
Settling the 'New World'     31
After America     43
Britain in India     61
Global growth     82
Ruling an empire     103
Being ruled     123
Gender and sexuality     142
Contesting empire     166
Decolonization     191
Further reading     210
Chronology     220
Index     244
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