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The Oxford History of the British Empire, Volume 3: the Nineteenth Century

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Volume III covers the long watershed of the nineteenth century, from the American independence of the 1780s to the eve of world war in 1914. This period saw Britain's greatest expansion as an empire-builder and a dominant world power.

We begin with several thematic chapters--some are on Britain while others consider the empire's periphery--exploring the key dynamics of British expansion that made imperial influence possible and imperial rule prevalent. The volume also studies the economic, cultural, and institutional frameworks that shaped Britain's overseas empire. Focus then shifts to the principal areas of imperial activity overseas, including both white-settler and tropical colonies, and the question of how British interests and imperial rule shaped the political, social, and economic histories of individual regions. The themes include economics, institutions, defense, technology, imperial and colonial cultures, science, and exploration. The volume examines not only the formal empire, stretching from Australasia and the West Indies to India and the African colonies, but also China and Latin America, which were the central components of Britain's "informal" empire.

About the Series:

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. It deals with the interaction of British and non-western societies from the Elizabethan era to the late twentieth century, provides a balanced treatment of the ruled as well as the rulers, and takes into account the significance of the Empire for the peoples of the British Isles. All five of the volumes in this series fully explore economic and social as well as political trends.

Synopsis:

This work seeks to elucidate 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. This volume covers the 19th century.

About the Author

Andrew Porter is Rhodes Professor of Imperial History at the University of London.

Table of Contents

List of Maps, List of Figures, List of Tables, Abbreviations and Location of Manuscript Sources, List of Contributors

Part 1

1. Introduction: Britain and the Empire in the Nineteenth Century, Andrew Porter

2. Economics and Empire: The Metropolitan Context, P. J. Cain

3. Economics and Empire: The Periphery and the Imperial Economy, B. R. Tomlinson

4. British Migration and the Peopling of the Empire, Marjory Harper

5. Migration from Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific, David Northrup

6. British Policy, Trade, and Informal Empire in the Mid-Nineteenth Century, Martin Lynn

7. Britain and Latin America, Alan Knight

8. Britain and China 1842-1914, Jürgen Osterhammel

9. Imperial Institutions and the Government of Empire, Peter Burroughs

10. Trusteeship, Anti-Slavery and Humanitarianism, Andrew Porter

11. Religion, Missionary Enthusiasm, and Empire, Andrew Porter

12. British Expansion, Empire, and Technological Change, Robert V. Kubicek

13. Empire and Metropolitan Cultures, John M. MacKenzie

14. Scientific Exploration and Empire, Robert A. Stafford

15. Defence and Imperial Disunity, Peter Burroughs

16. The Political Economy of Empire, 1880-1914, E. H. H. Green

Part 2

17. British Expansion and Rule in South-East Asia, A. J. Stockwell

18. India 1818-1860: The Two Faces of Colonialism, D. A. Washbrook

19. Imperial India, 1858-1914, Robin J. Moore

20. The Evolution of Colonial Cultures: Nineteenth-Century Asia, Susan Bayly

21. The British West Indies, Gad Heuman

22. Ireland and the Empire, David Fitzpatrick

23. Canada from 1815, Ged Martin

24. Australia and the Western Pacific, Donald Denoon with Marivic Wyndham

25. Southern Islands: New Zealand and Polynesia, Raewyn Dalziel

26. Southern Africa, 1795-1910, Christopher Saunders and Iain R. Smith

27. Great Britain and the Partition of Africa, 1870-1914, Colin Newbury

28. The British Occupation of Egypt from 1882, Afaf al Sayyid-Marsot

29. Cultural Encounters: Britain and Africa in the Nineteenth Century, T. C. McCaskie

30. The British Empire: Costs and Benefits, Prosperity and Security, 1870-1914, Avner Offer

Chronology, Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198205654
Editor:
Louis, Wm Roger
Author:
Porter, Andrew
Editor:
Louis, Wm Roger
Editor:
Louis, William Roger
Author:
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Author:
Low, Alaine
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Louis, William Roger
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Modern - 19th Century
Subject:
Imperialism
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
History, World | British | 19th C
Subject:
Great Britain History.
Subject:
Imperialism -- History.
Subject:
World History-England General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Oxford History of the British Empire
Series Volume:
03
Publication Date:
19991231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 figures, 21 maps
Pages:
800
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.5 x 1.9 in 2.85 lb

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