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The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III : The Nineteenth Century - Andrew Porter

The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III

The Nineteenth Century

By: Andrew Porter (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2000
ISBN: 9780198205654
Number Of Pages: 796

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The Oxford History of the British Empire is a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. From the founding of colonies in North America and the West Indies in the seventeenth century to the reversion of Hong Kong to China at the end of the twentieth, British imperialism was a catalyst for far-reaching change. The Oxford History of the British Empire as a comprehensive study helps us to understand the end of Empire in relation to its beginning, the meaning of British imperialism for the ruled as well as for the rulers, and the significance of the British Empire as a theme in world history. Volume III of The Oxford History of the British Empire covers the long nineteenth century, from the achievement of American independence in the 1780s to the eve of world war in 1914. This was the period of Britain's greatest expansion as both empire-builder and dominant world power. The volume is divided into two parts. The first contains thematic chapters, some focusing on Britain, others on areas at the imperial periphery, exploring those fundamental dynamics of British expansion whcih made imperial influence and rule possible. They also examine the economic, cultural, and institutional frameworks whcih gave shape to Britain's overseas empire. Part 2 is devoted to the principal areas of imperial activity overseas, including both white settler and tropical colonies. Chapters examine how British interests and imperial rule shaped individual regions' nineteenth-century political and socio-economic history. Themes dealt with include the economics of empire, imperial institutions, defence, technology, imperial and colonial cultures, science and exploration. Attention is given not only to the formal empire, from Australasia and the West Indies to India and the African colonies, but also to China and Latin America, often regarded as central components of a British `informal empire'.

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List of Maps, List of Figures, List of Tables, Abbreviations and Location of Manuscript Sources, List of Contributors Part 1 1: Andrew Porter: Introduction: Britain and the Empire in the Nineteenth Century 2: P. J. Cain: Economics and Empire: The Metropolitan Context 3: B. R. Tomlinson: Economics and Empire: The Periphery and the Imperial Economy 4: Marjory Harper: British Migration and the Peopling of the Empire 5: David Northrup: Migration from Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific 6: Martin Lynn: British Policy, Trade, and Informal Empire in the Mid-Nineteenth Century 7: Alan Knight: Britain and Latin America 8: Jürgen Osterhammel: Britain and China 1842-1914 9: Peter Burroughs: Imperial Institutions and the Government of Empire 10: Andrew Porter: Trusteeship, Anti-Slavery and Humanitarianism 11: Andrew Porter: Religion, Missionary Enthusiasm, and Empire 12: Robert V. Kubicek: British Expansion, Empire, and Technological Change 13: John M. MacKenzie: Empire and Metropolitan Cultures 14: Robert A. Stafford: Scientific Exploration and Empire 15: Peter Burroughs: Defence and Imperial Disunity 16: E. H. H. Green: The Political Economy of Empire, 1880-1914 Part 2 17: A. J. Stockwell: British Expansion and Rule in South-East Asia 18: D. A. Washbrook: India 1818-1860: The Two Faces of Colonialism 19: Robin J. Moore: Imperial India, 1858-1914 20: Susan Bayly: The Evolution of Colonial Cultures: Nineteenth-Century Asia 21: Gad Heuman: The British West Indies 22: David Fitzpatrick: Ireland and the Empire 23: Ged Martin: Canada from 1815 24: Donald Denoon with Marivic Wyndham: Australia and the Western Pacific 25: Raewyn Dalziel: Southern Islands: New Zealand and Polynesia 26: Christopher Saunders and Iain R. Smith: Southern Africa, 1795-1910 27: Colin Newbury: Great Britain and the Partition of Africa, 1870-1914 28: Afaf al Sayyid-Marsot: The British Occupation of Egypt from 1882 29: T. C. McCaskie: Cultural Encounters: Britain and Africa in the Nineteenth Century 30: Avner Offer: The British Empire: Costs and Benefits, Prosperity and Security, 1870-1914 Chronology, Index

ISBN: 9780198205654
ISBN-10: 0198205651
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 796
Published: 1st January 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 1.3