Lion's Share

ISBN-10: 0582772524

ISBN-13: 9780582772526

Edition: 4th 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Bernard Porter

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This textbook combines a lively narrative of events with a number of broad analytical themes that challenge more conventional interpretations of British imperialism, including a new concluding section on the legacy of empire.
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List price: $73.20
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/12/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.870

List of plates
List of maps
Map acknowledgements
Chronology, 1850-2004
An empire in all but name: the mid-nineteenth century
The world market
Creeping colonialism
The old empire
Native policy
Cultural imperialism
Shifts and expedients: 1857-75
The Indian Mutiny
After the Mutiny
Colonial crises: settlement colonies
Colonial crises: tropical colonies
The vanguard
The opening up of Africa
Conquests forced on us: 1875-90
The European challenge
India's frontiers and Russian expansion
The occupation of Egypt
The first Boer War
German rivalry in the tropics
Reluctant imperialists
Struggles for existence: 1890
Britain under siege
The 'new imperialism'
The national interest
A limited area of heather alight: 1890-1905
Britain in Asia
The Nile valley
West Africa
South Africa: the second Boer War
Native policy
'Constructive imperialism'
An essential compromise: 1905-14
The empire in 1905
The Liberals
South African union
Egypt and India: Morley-Minto
Tropical development
Nationalists and imperialists
Everything becomes fluid: 1914-20
The Great War
The promises: India, the middle east
The peace
The aftermath: Ireland, India, the middle east
Imperial morale, 1920
Difficult times: 1920-39
Recovery through empire
The dominions
A new dominion? Rhodesia, Kenya, Palestine
Tropical development
The problems of imperialists
The problems of anti-imperialists
Egypt and India
An empire still
Moving quickly: 1939-70
The Second World War
Labour's empire
The transfer of power in India
The nationalist challenge
The Conservatives' empire, 1951-59
The wind of change, 1960-70
The response
A sudden shift: 1970-95
The remains
The results
The residue
Coming out of the closet: circa 2000
An American empire?
A new British imperialism?
History and empire
Further Reading
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