British Empire Sunrise to Sunset
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Description: Violent, powerful, vast: the British Empire is typically viewed as distant and tropical. By contrast, this book examines the effects of the empire on men, women and children across the globe: both those under imperial rule and those who implemented it. Looking beyond politics and diplomacy, Philippa Levine combines a traditional approach to colonial history with an investigation of the experience of living within the empire. Spanning the period from Cromwell & #146;s rule to decolonization in the late twentieth century, and including an extensive chronology for ease of reference, Levine considers the impact of British rule for people in Africa, India and Australia, as well as for the English rulers, and for the Welsh, Scots and Irish who were subject to 'internal colonialism' under the English yoke. Imperialism often led to serious unrest; Levine examines the cruel side of imperialism & #146;s purportedly 'civilizing' mission unflinchingly.
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List price: $70.60
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/23/2007
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
|List of illustrations|
|List of maps|
|Uniting the kingdom|
|Slaves, merchants and trade|
|Settling the 'New World'|
|Britain in India|
|Ruling an empire|
|Gender and sexuality|