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ISBN-10: 0199246807

ISBN-13: 9780199246809

Edition: 2001

Authors: Robin W. Winks, Roger Louis

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Where should we situate the British Empire in the larger picture of world history? This fifth and final volume of The Oxford History of the British Empire shows how opinions have changed dramatically from one generation to the next on the nature and role of imperialism generally, and the British Empire more specifically. In these pages, a distinguished team of scholarly contributors discuss the many and diverse elements that have influenced writings on the Empire. Topics in this vein include the pressure of current events, access to primary sources, the creation of relevant university chairs, the rise of nationalism in former colonies, decolonization, and the Cold War. The chapters aim…    
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Book details

List price: $69.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/20/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 760
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Louis is Kerr Professor of English History and Cultures at the University of Texas at Austin and Fellow of St. Antony's College, Oxford.

List of Contributors
The First British Empire
The Second British Empire
British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
The American Revolution
The British West Indies
Canada and the Empire
Australia and the Empire
Colonization and History in New Zealand
India to 1858
India, 1858-1937
India in the 1940s
Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
Pakistan's Emergence
Science, Medicine, and the British Empire
Disease, Diet, and Gender: Late Twentieth-Century Critical Perspective on Empire
Exploration and Empire
Missions and Empire
Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Abolition
The Royal Navy and the British Empire
Imperial Defence
The Empire-Commonwealth and the Two World Wars
Imperial Flotsam? The British in the Pacific Islands
Formal and Informal Empire in East Asia
The British Empire in South-East Asia
Formal and Imformal Empire in the Middle East
Informal Empire in Latin America
Britain and the Scramble for Africa
The British Empire in Tropical Africa: A Review of the Literature to the 1960s
West Africa
East Africa: Metropolitan Action and Local Initiative
Central and Southern Africa
Decolonization and the End of Empire
The Commonwealth
Art and Empire
Architecture in the British Empire
Orients and Occidents: Colonial Discourse Theory and the Historiography of the British Empire
The Shaping of Imperial History
The Future of Imperial History
The Way Forward