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The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume IV: The Twentieth Centuryav Judith Brown2461
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. In this new volume on the last century of empire there are chapters on imperial centres, on the geographical `periphery' of empire, and on all its connecting mechanisms, including institutions and the flow of people, money, goods, and services. The volume also explores the experience of
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`imperial subjects' in terms of culture, politics, and economics; an experience which culminated in the growth of vibrant, often new, national identities and movements and, ultimately, new nation-states. It concludes with the processes of decolonization which reshaped the political map of the late twentieth-century
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Nicholas J. White, The Economic Hist. Rev., Vol.LIII, No.4, Nov.2000. Impressive ... a neat balance of thematic and area-specific chapters, all of which are exceptionally well written ... will serve as a vital work of reference for any library concerned with the history of the empire.
David Gilmour, FT Weekend 19/2/00 impressive ... the overall achievement is undeniably impressive. Under the magisterial guidance of Louis ... a vast array of historians has produced a solid monument of contemporary scholarship.
Bernard Porter, TLS this chapter [The Nineteenth Century] is infinitely more enlightening then anything to be found in the Cambridge Volumes.
Bernard Porter, TLS These final three volumes should be compulsory reading for anyone with an interest in the subject
<br>Judith Brown is Beit Professor of Commonwealth History, and Fellow of Balliol College, at Oxford University. Wm. Roger Louis is Kerr Professor of English History and Culture at the University of Texas at Austin.<br>
List of Maps, List of Figures, List of Tables, Abbreviations and Location of Manuscript Sources, List of Contributors; 1. Introduction; 2. The British Empire in the Edwardian Era; 3. A Third British Empire? The Dominion Idea in Imperial Politics; 4. The Metropolitan Economics of Empire; 5. The British Empire and the Great War, 1914-1918; 6. Ireland and the Empire-Commonwealth, 1900-1948; 7. Migrants and Settlers; 8. Critics of Empire; 9. The Popular Culture of Empire in Britain; 10. Colonial Rule; 11. Bureaucracy and 'Trusteeship' in the Colonial Empire; 12. 'Deceptive Might': Imperial Defence and Security, 1900-1968; 13. The Second World War; 14. The Dissolution of the British Empire; 15. Imperialism and After: The Economy of the Empire on the Periphery; 16. Gender in the British Empire; 17. The British Empire and the Muslim Worlds; 18. India; 19. Ceylon; 20. Imperialism and Nationalism in South-East Asia; 21. Britain's Informal Empire in the Middle East; 22. West Africa; 23. East Africa; 24. Southern Africa; 25. Canada, the North Atlantic Triangle, and the Empire; 26. The British Caribbean from Demobilization to Constitutional Decolonization; 27. Latin America; 28. China; 29. Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands; 30. Commonwealth Legacy; 31. Epilogue; Chronology, Index