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The British Empire: Sunrise to Sunset / Edition 1
     

The British Empire: Sunrise to Sunset / Edition 1

by Philippa Levine
 

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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

Overview

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:
404,845
Product dimensions:
6.21(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.55(d)

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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