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The Empire Strikes Back? : The Impact of Imperialism on Britain from the Mid-Nineteenth Century - Andrew S. Thompson

The Empire Strikes Back?

The Impact of Imperialism on Britain from the Mid-Nineteenth Century

Paperback Published: 23rd June 2005
ISBN: 9780582438293
Number Of Pages: 392

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From global superpower to British state. This highly topical book looks at how the British Empire's tentacles stretched far and wide from the African and Asian contintents to the Americas, and how these dependent states hit back, affecting in turn England itself.

  • Empire is highly topical: release of Hong Kong, civil wars in Africa, troubled legacy of Indian independence
  • The various series on Empire, Jewel in the Crown, Rhodes and film have branded a strong general interest in England's glorious global past (as oppose to rather ignmon. present).

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This wide-ranging and ambitious work begins from, but moves well beyond, the common observation that empire had a significant role in the making of modern Britain. Thompson weighs the relevant evidence from elites to the working classes, from women and children to international economics and domestic politics. In so doing he treats an enormous body of material with judicious insight. This book helps to bridge all-too divided hemispheres of the historical mind. It deserves close attention by specialist scholars as well as a prominent place on student reading lists.' Saul Dubow, Sussex University "This is a fine piece of work: perhaps the best book so far in its field. It will surely be seen as an essential undergraduate text in many British and Imperial History courses, and in some sub-fields of Politics, Sociology and Cultural Studies too." "Stephen Howe"

List of Tablesp. viii
List of Figuresp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
Publisher's Acknowledgementsp. xii
Prefacep. xiii
Abbreviationsp. xvi
Introductionp. 1
Elitesp. 9
The Lower Middle Class and the Working Class at Homep. 38
The Working Class at Workp. 64
The Working Class at Playp. 83
Women and Childrenp. 96
Domestic Politicsp. 124
Metropolitan Economicsp. 155
The Forging of British Identitiesp. 179
After-Effectsp. 203
Afterwordp. 239
Appendixp. 245
Notesp. 248
Select Bibliographyp. 350
Indexp. 362
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ISBN: 9780582438293
ISBN-10: 0582438292
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 23rd June 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1