British Empire Sunrise to Sunset

ISBN-10: 0582472814

ISBN-13: 9780582472815

Edition: 2007

Authors: Philippa Levine

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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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Book details

List price: $70.60
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/23/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

List of illustrations
List of maps
Preface
Acknowledgements
Publisher's acknowledgements
Uniting the kingdom
Slaves, merchants and trade
Settling the 'New World'
After America
Britain in India
Global growth
Ruling an empire
Being ruled
Gender and sexuality
Contesting empire
Decolonization
Further reading
Chronology
Index
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