Mammon and the Pursuit of Empire: The Political Economy of British Imperialism, 1860-1912

Mammon and the Pursuit of Empire: The Political Economy of British Imperialism, 1860-1912

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ISBN-13: 9780521118385
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/20/2009
Series: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Modern History Series
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The British Empire and the economics of imperialism: an introductory statement; 2. The export of British finance: 1865-1914; 3. British business and the profits from Empire; 4. Government expenditure in support of business; 5. The costs of defending an empire: the British and colonial taxpayer; 6. British subsidies to the Empire: the nondefence component; 7. The shareholders in imperial enterprises; 8. The sources of government revenues; 9. Empire, the special interests, and the House of Commons; 10. Imperium economicus - in retrospect; Official documents; Private papers; Company records; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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