Empire The British Imperial Experience from 1765 to the Present

ISBN-10: 0465019544
ISBN-13: 9780465019540
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Authors: Denis Judd
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Description: At its height, the British Empire governed over a quarter of the human race and more than a fifth of the globe. This is a highly acclaimed single-volume study of the most influential imperial enterprise of the modern era. " Indispensable." "John  More...

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List price: $28.50
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 7/10/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 568
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

At its height, the British Empire governed over a quarter of the human race and more than a fifth of the globe. This is a highly acclaimed single-volume study of the most influential imperial enterprise of the modern era. " Indispensable." "John Keegan." " Excellent...cannot be faulted...comes to balanced and sensible conclusions...an admirable chronology." "The Times," " Wonderfully ambitious...attractive survey." "The London Review of Books."

Illustrations
Preface
Anatomy of an Empire an Introduction
The American Revolution the End of the First British Empire?
Australia the First Fleet of 1788, and the Subsequent Settlements; Gold, Wool and Responsible Government
Ireland the Union of 1800; the Agitation for Home Rule and Its Partial Resolution; Problems of Identity as Both Imperial Partner and Subordinate Nation
The Rebellions of 1837; the Durham Report; Responsible Government; Settlement and Expansion; Inter-Colonial Rivalries; the 1867 Confederation
The Repeal of the Corn Laws in 1846 the Economics of Empire
The Great Indian Uprising of 1857-58 the British in India
The Jamaica Rebellion of 1865 British Interests in the Caribbean and the 'Nigger Question'
The Opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 Britain in Egypt and the Sudan; Gordon at Khartoum, and Kitchener's Reconquest of the Sudan
The Battle of Majuba Hill, 1881 Bantu, Briton and Boer in South Africa; from the British Annexation of the Cape to the Convention of London 1884
Fantasy, Power and the Partition of Africa
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, 1897 the Uses and the Misuses of Empire; an Imperial Triumph, or Whistling in the Dark? Fin de Si�Cle and the Problems and Opportunities of Empire
The Battle of Spion Kop, 1900 Crisis, War and Union in South Africa
The Suicide of Sir Hector Macdonald, 1903 Sex and the British Empire
Joseph Chamberlain and the Cabinet Split of 1903 Tariff Reform, Economic Decline and Imperial Preference
Scouting for Boys, 1908 National Decline, Empire, Youth and Education
The Unity and the Disunity of the Empire; Pan-Anglo-Saxonism, and the Pax Britannica
The Gandhi-Smuts Agreement of January 1914 Anti-Imperialism, Resistance Movements, and 'Occidentalism' versus 'Orientalism'
The 1916 Easter Uprising in Ireland Britain, the Empire and the First World War
The Amritsar Massacre of 1919 Gandhi, the Raj and the Growth of Indian Nationalism, 1915-39
The 1924 British Empire Wembley Exhibition Selling and Buying the Empire-Commonwealth in the Inter-War Years
The Balfour Definition of Dominion Status, 1926 the Empire's Constitution, Trade and Development between the Wars
The Bodyline Tour of Australia, 1932 Imperialism, National Identity and Sport
The Fall of Singapore, February 1942 Britain, the Empire-Commonwealth and the Second World War
The Partition of India, 1947 the Labour Government and the Empire-Commonwealth, 1945 to 1951
Churchill's Return to Power in Britain; the Conservative 'Holding Operation'; Confrontations with Nationalist Movements in Egypt, Cyprus, West and East Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean
The Suez Crisis of 1956 the Fall of the British Empire and the Rise of the Commonwealth -� and the Common Market
Variable Winds of Change, and Wilson's Labour Government, 1964 to 1970
The Declaration of Commonwealth Principles at Singapore, 1971 the Commonwealth during the 1970s
The Falklands War, 1982 the Remnants of Empire
The Inauguration of Nelson Mandela as President of South Africa, May 1994 Post-Colonialism and the Balance Sheet of Empire
Chronology 1765-1996
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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