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The Resource The British empire : sunrise to sunset, Philippa Levine

The British empire : sunrise to sunset, Philippa Levine

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The British empire : sunrise to sunset
Title
The British empire
Title remainder
sunrise to sunset
Statement of responsibility
Philippa Levine
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Biographical or historical data
Philippa Levine teaches history at the Universityof Southern California. A historian of empire since 1990, her publications include Prostitution, Race and Politics: Policing Venereal Disease in the British Empire(2003) and an edited collection, Gender and Empire: History of the British Empire Companion Series (2004).
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
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Levine, Philippa
Dewey number
  • 909.0971241
  • 909.0971241
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Decolonization
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Imperialism
  • Colonialism & imperialism
  • General & world history
  • British & Irish history
  • History
  • Colonialism & imperialism
  • General & world history
  • European history
  • Great Britain
  • Commonwealth countries
  • Great Britain
Summary expansion
This is a broad survey of the history of the British Empire from its beginnings to its demise. It offers a comprehensive analysis not just of political events and territorial conquests but paints a picture of what life was like under colonial rule, both for those who ruled and for those whose countries came under British authority. There has been a lively debate in recent years about whether empires generally are good or bad things, and the British Empire has been very much at the centre of that debate, with a number of voices arguing that it was a kinder, gentler Empire than its rivals. This book speaks specifically to that debate, and also to a second and equally vigorous debate about whether anyone in Britain actually cared about the possession of an Empire
Label
The British empire : sunrise to sunset, Philippa Levine
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Publication
Note
  • Paperback
  • Replaces: 9780582472815
Contents
Table of Contents List of Illustrations i List of Maps iii Preface to 1st edition iv Preface to 2nd edition vi Acknowledgements viii Publisher's Acknowledgements ix Chapter 1: Uniting the Kingdom 1 Chapter 2: Slaves, Merchants and Trade 23 Chapter 3: Settling the 'New World' 51 Chapter 4: After America 71 Chapter 5: Britain in India 102 Chapter 6: Global Growth 133 Chapter 7: Ruling an Empire 163 Chapter 8: Being Ruled 192 Chapter 9: Gender and Sexuality 220 Chapter 10: Contesting Empire 256 Chapter 11: Decolonisation 291 Chronology 331 Index
Control code
9781408269206
Dimensions
23x16x2 cm.
Edition
2nd rev. ed.
Extent
312 p.
Isbn
9781408269206
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The British empire : sunrise to sunset, Philippa Levine
Publication
Note
  • Paperback
  • Replaces: 9780582472815
Contents
Table of Contents List of Illustrations i List of Maps iii Preface to 1st edition iv Preface to 2nd edition vi Acknowledgements viii Publisher's Acknowledgements ix Chapter 1: Uniting the Kingdom 1 Chapter 2: Slaves, Merchants and Trade 23 Chapter 3: Settling the 'New World' 51 Chapter 4: After America 71 Chapter 5: Britain in India 102 Chapter 6: Global Growth 133 Chapter 7: Ruling an Empire 163 Chapter 8: Being Ruled 192 Chapter 9: Gender and Sexuality 220 Chapter 10: Contesting Empire 256 Chapter 11: Decolonisation 291 Chronology 331 Index
Control code
9781408269206
Dimensions
23x16x2 cm.
Edition
2nd rev. ed.
Extent
312 p.
Isbn
9781408269206
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
regular print

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