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Nineteenth Century

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ISBN-10: 0199246785

ISBN-13: 9780199246786

Edition: 2001

Authors: Andrew Porter, Wm. Roger Louis

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Volume III of The Oxford History of the British Empire covers the long nineteenth century, from the achievement of American independence in the 1780s to the eve of world war in 1914. This was the period of Britain's greatest expansion as both empire-builder and dominant world power. The volume is divided into two parts. The first contains thematic chapters, some focusing on Britain, others on areas at the imperial periphery, exploring those fundamental dynamics of British expansion which made imperial influence and rule possible. They also examine the economic, cultural, and institutional frameworks which gave shape to Britain's overseas empire. Part 2 is devoted to the principal areas of imperial activity overseas, including both white settler and tropical colonies. Chapters examine how British interests and imperial rule shaped individual regions' nineteenth-century political and social-economic history. Themes dealt with include the economics of empire, imperial institutions, defence, technology, imperial and colonial cultures, science and exploration. Attention is given not only to the formal empire, from Australasia and the West Indies to India and the African colonies, but also to China and Latin America, often regarded as central components of a British `informal empire'. Series Blurb The Oxford History of the British Empire is a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. From the founding of colonies in North America and the West Indies in the seventeenth century to the reversion of Hong Kong to China at the end of the twentieth, British imperialism was a catalyst for far-reaching change. The Oxford History of the British Empire as a comprehensive study allows us to understand the end of Empire in relation to its beginnings, the meaning of British imperialism for the ruled as well as the rulers, and the significance of the British Empire as a theme in world history
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Book details

List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/20/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 800
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 1.65" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

List of Maps
List of Figures
List of Tables
Abbreviations and Location of Manuscript Sources
List of Contributors
Introduction: Britain and the Empire in the Nineteenth Century
Economics and Empire: The Metropolitan Context
Economics and Empire: The Periphery and the Imperial Economy
British Migration and the Peopling of the Empire
Migration from Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific
British Policy, Trade, and Informal Empire in the Mid-Nineteenth Century
Britain and Latin America
Britain and China 1842-1914
Imperial Institutions and the Government of Empire
Trusteeship, Anti-Slavery and Humanitarianism
Religion, Missionary Enthusiasm, and Empire
British Expansion, Empire, and Technological Change
Empire and Metropolitan Cultures
Scientific Exploration and Empire
Defence and Imperial Disunity
EThe Political Economy of Empire, 1880-1914
British Expansion and Rule in South-East Asia
India 1818-1860: The Two Faces of Colonialism
Imperial India, 1858-1914
The Evolution of Colonial Cultures: Nineteenth-Century Asia
The British West Indies
Ireland and the Empire
Canada from 1815
Australia and the Western Pacific
Southern Islands: New Zealand and Polynesia
Southern Africa, 1795-1910
Great Britain and the Partition of Africa, 1870-1914
The British Occupation of Egypt from 1882
Cultural Encounters: Britain and Africa in the Nineteenth Century
The British Empire: Costs and Benefits, Prosperity and Security, 1870-1914