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Politics and Empire in Victorian Britain: A Reader

Politics and Empire in Victorian Britain: A Reader

by Antoinette BurtonAntoinette Burton


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The first source book to track the role the British empire played in domestic politics, social attitudes and intellectual and cultural life at home, this volume is undergirded by a recognizable political chronology, emphasizing moments of major constitutional reform (1832, 1867) and imperial crisis (1857, 1865, 1882, 1886, 1899). The primary purpose of the reader is to introduce students to the intersections of 'home' and 'empire', so that the effects of imperialism on Victorian politics and society can be fully appreciated.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312293352
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 10/19/2001
Edition description: 2001
Pages: 343
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

ANTOINETTE BURTON is Associate Professor of Modern European History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Table of Contents

Part I: Shaping the Imperial Body Politic, 1829-1857
Cultures of Service, Anti-Slavery and Reform
Imperial Britons at Mid-Century
Part II: Liberalizing Imperial Democracy: Mid-Century and After
Imagining an Imperial Polity
Women, Politics and Empire
Varieties of National and Imperial Patriotism
Part III: At Home with Imperial Culture: Toward the 20th Century
Empire's Civilizing Missions
Work, Race and Politics: Centers and Peripheries
The Boer War and the New Century

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An original, enlightening and entertaining choice of texts, offering a refreshing view of 19th century British history, with Ireland, the colonies and women given their proper place for the first time in a work of this kind.' – Bernard Porter, Professor of Modern History, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England

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