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Empires in World War I: Shifting Frontiers and Imperial Dynamics in a Global Conflict

Empires in World War I: Shifting Frontiers and Imperial Dynamics in a Global Conflict


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Soon after the guns in Belgium and France had signalled the commencement of what would become the world's single most destructive conflict to date, the British, Ottoman, German, Russian, Austro-Hungarian, French and Belgian Empires were at war. Empires in World War I marks a turn away from the pre-eminence of the Western Front in the current scholarship, and seeks to reconstitute our understanding of this war as a truly global struggle between competing empires. Based on primary research, this book opens up new debates on the effects of the Great War in colonial arenas. The book assesses the effects of the war on Native Americans in the United States for example, as well as on the relationship between India and Pakistan, the British justice system in Palestine and the 'imperial scramble' in the Asia-Pacific region. Empires in World War I will be essential reading for students and scholars of the twentieth century.

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ISBN-13: 9781350157040
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 04/30/2020
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Richard S. Fogarty is Associate Professor of History at the University at Albany, SUNY. Andrew Jarboe is completing his PhD at Northeastern University, Boston.

Table of Contents

1. Myths and Realities of Imperial Expansion
2. Digging-In: The Great War and the Roots of Belgian Empire; Matthew G. Stanard
3. Race and Imperial Ambition: The case of Japan and India after World War One; Maryanne Rhett
4. A Pacific Scramble?: Imperial Readjustment in the Asia Pacific, 1911-1922; William Matthew Kennedy
5. Soldiers of Empire, Far from Home
6. 'It was a Pretty Good War, but They Stopped it too Soon': The American Empire, Native Americans, and the First World War; Steve Sabol
7. The Full and Just Penalty?: British Military Justice and the Empire's War for Palestine; Julian Saltman
8. Propaganda and Empire in the Heart of Europe: Indian Soldiers in Hospital and Prison, 1914-1918; Andrew T. Jarboe
9. Thinking Imperially, Acting Locally
10. Citizenship, Military Service and Managing Exceptionalism: Originaires in World War One; Sarah Zimmerman
11. For God and Country: Missionary Service in Colonial Africa during the Great War; Kenneth Orosz
12. The Visual Politics of Upper Silesian Settlements in the First World War; Erin Eckhold Sassin
13. Imperial Aftershocks
14. The First World War and the Permanent West Indian Soldier; Richard Smith
15. The First World War and Empire in the Americas; Alan McPherson
16. Requiem for Empire: Fabian War and the Imperial War Graves Commission; John Lack and Bart Ziino

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