British Imperialism 1688-2000

ISBN-10: 0582472865
ISBN-13: 9780582472860
Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)
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Description: A milestone in the understanding of British history and imperialism, and truly global in its reach, this magisterial account received numerous accolades from reviewers in its first edition. The first to coin the phrase "gentlemanly capitalism", Cain  More...

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List price: $70.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/18/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 768
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

A milestone in the understanding of British history and imperialism, and truly global in its reach, this magisterial account received numerous accolades from reviewers in its first edition. The first to coin the phrase "gentlemanly capitalism", Cain and Hopkins make the strong and provocative argument that it is impossible to understand the nature and evolution of British imperialism without taking account of the peculiarities of her economic development. In particular, the growth of the financial sector - and above all, the City of London - played a crucial role in shaping the course of British history and Britain's relations overseas. Now with a substantive new introduction and a conclusion, the scope of the original account has been widened to include an innovative discussion of globalization.

List of Tables and Maps
Extracts from Reviews
Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Note on Sources
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Foreword: The Continuing Debate on Empire
Introduction, 1688-1914
The Problem and the Context
The historiographical setting
The argument
Gentility and the market
The evolution of the gentlemanly order
The manufacturing interest
The terms of the trade: expansion and imperialism
Ideology and methodology
Conclusion
Prospective: Aristocracy, Finance and Empire, 1688-1850
Historiographical perspectives
The financial revolution: private interests and public virtues
The evolution of the military-fiscal state
Exporting the Revolution Settlement
Conclusion
The Gentlemanly Order, 1850-1914
'Something Peculiar to England': The Service Sector, Wealth and Power, 1850-1914
Economic growth
Agricultural decline
Industry after 1850
The service sector
The new gentlemanly capitalists
The City of London and gentlemanly capitalism
Industry, provincialism and power
Gentlemanly capitalism and politics
Economic interests and occupations of Members of Parliament, 1868-1914
Gentlemanly Capitalism and Economic Policy: City, Government and the 'National Interest', 1850-1914
Gladstonian finance
Gladstonianism, the Bank of England and the gold standard
The City of London and the national interest
The Baring Crisis and its resolution
Industry and economic policy
City and government in the nineteenth century
'The Great Emporium': Foreign Trade and Invisible Earnings, 1850-1914
Commodity trade and foreign competition
Trade in services
Foreign investments
Commerce, finance and free trade
Two Nations? Foreign Investment and the Domestic Economy, 1850-1914
The City and foreign investment
Foreign investment and industry
Foreign investment and economic growth
Foreign investment and gentlemanly capitalism
Challenging Cosmopolitanism: The Tariff Problem and Imperial Unity, 1880-1914
Free trade and empire unity
Chamberlain and protectionism
Industry, the City and free trade
Cosmopolitanism and industrial decline
Manufacturing interests in Parliament, 1868-1910
The Wider World, 1815-1914
'An Extension of the Old Society': Britain and the Colonies of Settlement, 1850-1914
The international economy and the new world
Political liberty and financial dependence
Australasia
Canadian unity and British finance
Britain and the white empire after 1850
Calling the New World into Existence: South America, 1815-1914
A continental perspective
Argentina
Brazil
Chile
The spread of informal influence
'Meeting her Obligations to her English Creditors': India, 1858-1914
Interpretations of the imperial purpose
Prelude, 1757-1857
The extension of the gentlemanly order
Financial imperatives and British rule
'The Imperious and Irresistible Necessity': Britain and the Partition of Africa, 1882-1902
Britain's first development plan for Africa
The occupation of Egypt
Crisis and war in South Africa
Selective acquisitions: tropical Africa
From partition to paramountcy
'We Offer Ourselves as Supporters': The Ottoman Empire and Persia, 1838-1914
The Ottoman Empire: from free trade to foreign management
Persia: financial diplomacy--with limited finance
Management without development
'Maintaining the Credit-Worthiness of the Chinese Government': China, 1839-1911
Experiments with informal influence, 1839-94
The scramble for China, 1894-1911
The new financial empire
Redividing the World
Britain, Germany and 'Imperialist' War, 1900-14
The economics of foreign policy
Marxist theory and World War I
Anglo-German rivalry and its effects
Retrospect: 1688-1914
The Empire in the Twentieth Century
The Imperialist Dynamic: From World War I to Decolonisation
The Gentlemanly Order, 1914-39
'The Power of Constant Renewal': Services, Finance and the Gentlemanly Elite, 1914-39
Manufacturing, services and the south-east
Finance and industry after 1914
Wealth and power between the wars
Industry, the City and the Decline of the International Economy, 1914-39
Commodity trade
The City and invisibles
Upholding Gentlemanly Values: The American Challenge, 1914-31
Industry, the state, and war, 1914-21
The impact of the United States
The return to gold
The financial crisis, 1929-31
'A Latter-Day Expression of Financial Imperialism': The Origins of the Sterling Area, 1931-39
Financial crisis and economic orthodoxy
Financial imperialism without gold
The coming of the Pax Americana
The Wider World, 1914-49
Maintaining Financial Discipline: The Dominions, 1914-39
The Australian debt crisis
Disciplining the Afrikaner
New Zealand breaks the shackles
Canada and sterling
Imperial preference and British finance
'A New Era of Colonial Ambitions': South America, 1914-39
A continental perspective
Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Debt-collecting and control in South America
'Financial Stability and Good Government': India, 1914-47
Patterns of trade and investment
The gentlemen of the Raj
The impact of World War I
The attempt to return to normality: the 1920s
Economic crisis and political advance: the 1930s
War, finance and independence
Holding India to the Empire
'Playing the Game' in Tropical Africa, 1914-40
Trade, finance and economic policy: an overview
Trusteeship and the trustees
World War I in tropical Africa
Development and control in the 1920s
Imposing and reappraising orthodoxy: the 1930s
Colonial rule with limited supplies of capital
'The Only Great Undeveloped Market in the World': China, 1911-49
Trade and finance: an overview
Strategy and strategists
Revolution, war and war-lords, 1911-18
Maintaining British influence: the 1920s
Forging a new partnership: the 1930s
Towards 1949
Safeguarding British interests in an age of revolution
Losing an Empire and Finding a Role, 1939-2000
The City, the Sterling Area and Decolonisation
The survival of the gentlemanly order
International economic policy, 1939-55
The empire in war and reconstruction
The Sterling Area: the final phase, 1955-72
Global economic change and the end of empire
Epilogue: the City in the post-imperial world
Conclusion: 1688-2000
Bases of the analysis
The historical argument
The wider context
Afterword: Empires and Globalization
The history of globalization
From proto-globalization to modern globalization
The era of post-colonial globalization
Maps
Index

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