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Penguin Historical Atlas of the British Empire

ISBN-10: 0141018445
ISBN-13: 9780141018447
Edition: 2006
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Description: An introduction to the rise and fall of the British Empire A new addition to Penguins bestselling series of historical atlases, The Penguin Historical Atlas of the British Empiretraces the emergence of the worlds greatest empire, from its earliest  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/26/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

An introduction to the rise and fall of the British Empire A new addition to Penguins bestselling series of historical atlases, The Penguin Historical Atlas of the British Empiretraces the emergence of the worlds greatest empire, from its earliest beginnings in the British Isles through its ascendancy in Victorian times to its ultimate collapse in the mid-twentieth century. It examines the impact of British dominance throughout the world and the legacy it has bestowed. --Richly illustrated with photographs, artwork re-creations, and over 150 full-color maps --Contains a timeline and a table of imperial territories

Nigel Dalzielis the curator of the Lancaster Maritime Museum and the editor of numerous collections of Victorian photographs.

Introduction: The Significance of the British Empire
Timeline
The Early Empire 1500-1763
English and British: The consolidation of the British Isles
Exploring and Exploiting: European expansion to the mid-16th Century
Chasing the Pack: English oceanic enterprise to 1630
Virginia
New England
The Thirteen Colonies
The African Impact: Britain and the slave trade
Sugar and Slaves: The conquest of the Caribbean
Conflict in Canada: Anglo-French rivalry to 1763
The Infiltration of India: British expansion to 1765
The Late Georgian Europe 1763-1837
Trade and Enterprise: Overseas trade to 1854
Conquest of the Cape: Southern Africa to 1844
Opening up the Pacific
The Settlement of Australasia
On the Move: Early migration to the Empire
America Rebels: The American Revolution 1776-83
The Consolidation of Canada
British West Indies: Exploitation and emancipation
Indian Riches: The East India Company's conquests
The Victorian Empire 1837-1901
Heyday of Empire
Naval Power and Gunboat Diplomacy
Peopling the Empire: Imperial migration 1815-1924
Eastern Promise: Imperial trade and the Far East
The Scramble for Africa
South African Supremacy: The Anglo-Boer wars
Egypt and the Route to the East
The Raj: The heyday of British India
The Great Game: Russia and British India
The White Dominions: Canada and Australasia
Imperial Themes
World Wide Web: Telegraphic Communications to 1902
The Ties that Bind: Britain's steamship network
Creating Countries: Overseas investment to 1914
Imperial Exploitation: Overseas trade and resources
Exhibiting the Empire: Imperial exhibitions to 1953
Hunting to Kill: Game and exploitation
Plant Hunting: The gardens of Empire
Searching for Souls: Protestant missions to 1914
Colonial Wars: The army and Imperial defence
Climax and Decolonization 1901-97
Climax of Empire
The First World War
The Second World War
Securing the Canal: The Middle East to 1945
A Free Ireland: Ireland's long road to independence
Independent Dominions
Colonial Revolts
The Road to Suez: The Middle East 1945-56
The End of the Eastern Empire
Wind of Change: Nationalism and white rule in Africa
India and Partition
The Commonwealth and the Rump
Imperial Legacies
Main Territories of the British Empire
Further Reading
Index
Acknowledgements

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