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Lion's Share A History of British Imperialism 1850-2011

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ISBN-10: 140828605X

ISBN-13: 9781408286050

Edition: 5th 2012 (Revised)

Authors: Bernard Porter

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As well as presenting a lively narrative of events, Bernard Porter explores a number of broad analytical themes, challenging more conventional and popular interpretations. He sees imperialism as a symptom not of Britain's strength in the world, but of her decline; and he argues that the empire itself both aggravated and obscured deep-seated malaise in the British economy.
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 6/21/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

List of maps and plates
Chronology, 1850-2011
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