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Absent-Minded Imperialists Empire, Society, and Culture in Britain

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ISBN-10: 0199299595

ISBN-13: 9780199299591

Edition: 2006

Authors: Bernard Porter

List price: $55.00
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The British empire was a huge enterprise. To foreigners it more or less defined Britain in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Its repercussions in the wider world are still with us today. It also had a great impact on Britain herself: for example, on her economy, security, population, and eating habits. One might expect this to have been reflected in her society and culture. Indeed, this has now become the conventional wisdom: that Britain was steeped in imperialism domestically, which affected (or infected) almost everything Britons thought, felt, and did. This is the first book to examine this assumption critically against the broader background of contemporary British society.…    
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/28/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738

List of Illustrations
Empire and Society
Participation
The Prefects
The Middle Classes at School
Trade, Liberty, and Empire: The Middle Classes to 1880
Not in Front of the Servants
Culture and Imperialism
Peril and Propaganda, c.1900
What about the Workers?
Imperialists, Other Imperialists, and Others
Empire on Condition, 1914-1940
Repercussions
Recapitulation and Conclusion
Endnotes
Select Bibliography
Index