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The Scottish Nation at Empire's End

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The rise and fall of the British Empire profoundly shaped the history of modern Scotland and the identity of its people. From the Act of Union in 1707 to the dramatic fall of the British Empire following the Second World War, Scotland's involvement in commerce, missionary activity, cultural dissemination, emigration, and political action could not be dissociated from British overseas endeavors. In fact, Scottish national pride and identity were closely associated with the benefits bestowed on this small nation through its access to the British Empire. By examining the opinions of Scots towards the empire from numerous professional and personal backgrounds, Scotland emerges as a nation inextricably linked to the British Empire. Whether Scots categorized themselves as proponents, opponents, or victims of empire, one conclusion is clear: they maintained an abiding interest in the empire even as it rapidly disintegrated during the twenty-year period following the Second World War. In turn, the end of the British Empire coincided with the rise of Scottish nationalism and calls for Scotland to extricate itself from the Union. Decolonization had a major impact on Scottish political consciousness in the years that followed 1965, and the implications for the sustainability of the British state are still unfolding today.

About the Author

Bryan S. Glass is a Lecturer on the history of Britain's interactions with the World at Texas State University, USA. He is the founding member and General Editor of The British Scholar Society and serves as an Editor of the Britain and the World book series (Palgrave Macmillan). His publications include an article in the Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History and a forthcoming co-edited volume entitled Scotland, Empire and Decolonisation in the Twentieth Century.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Scottish Business and Empire

2. The Church and the Empire

3. Debating the Empire in Public

4. Covering the Empire in Print

5. Teaching the Empire

6. Witnesses to Decolonization

Epilogue

Product Details

ISBN:
9781137427298
Author:
Glass, Bryan
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Modern - General
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
World History-England General
Publication Date:
20140631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 b/w photos, 2 maps
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.43 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Economics » General
History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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