The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume II: The Eighteenth Century

Paperback | July 1, 2001

EditorP. J. Marshall, Wm. Roger LouisbyWm. Roger Louis

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Volume II of The Oxford History of the British Empire examines the history of British worldwide expansion from the Glorious Revolution of 1689 to the end of the Napoleonic Wars, a crucial phase in the creation of the modern British Empire. This is the age of General Wolfe, Clive of India, andCaptain Cook. An international team of experts deploy the latest scholarly research to trace and analyze development and expansion over more than a century. They show how trade, warfare, and migration created an Empire, at first overwhelmingly in the Americas but later increasingly in Asia. Althoughthe Empire was ruptured by the American Revolution, it survived and grew into the British Empire that was to dominate the world during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Series BlurbThe 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 Chinaat 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 allows us to understand the end of Empire in relation to its beginnings, the meaning of British imperialism for the ruled as well as the rulers,and the significance of the British Empire as a theme in world history.

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Volume II of The Oxford History of the British Empire examines the history of British worldwide expansion from the Glorious Revolution of 1689 to the end of the Napoleonic Wars, a crucial phase in the creation of the modern British Empire. This is the age of General Wolfe, Clive of India, andCaptain Cook. An international team of exper...

P. J. Marshall is at University of London.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:July 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780199246779

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List of Contributors; List of Maps; List of Figures; List of Tables; Abbreviations1. P. J. Marshall: Introduction2. James Horn: British Diaspora: Emigration from Britain 1680-18153. Patrick K. O'Brien: Inseparable Connections: Trade, Economy, Fiscal State, and the Expansion of Empire 1688-18154. Jacob M. Price: The Imperial Economy 1700-17765. Ian K. Steele: The Anointed, the Appointed, and the Elected: Governance of the British Empire 1689-17846. Boyd Stanley Schlenther: Religious Faith and Commercial Empire7. Bruce P. Lenman: Colonial Wars and Imperial Instability 1688-17938. N. A. M. Rodger: Sea-Power and Empire 1688-17939. Michael Duffy: World-Wide War and British Expansion 1793-181510. Jack P. Greene: Empire and Identity from the Glorious Revolution to the American Revolution11. Richard Drayton: Knowledge and Empire12. Thomas Bartlett: `This Famous Island Set in a Virginian Sea': Ireland in the British Empire 1690-180113. Richard R. Johnson: Growth and Mastery: British North America 1690-174814. John Shy: The American Colonies in War and Revolution 1748-178315. Stephen Conway: Britain and the Reovlutionary Crisis 1763-179116. Daniel K. Richter: Native Peoples of North America and the Eighteenth-Century British Empire17. Peter Marshall: British North America18. Richard B. Sheridan: The Formation of Caribbean Plantation Society 1689-174819. J. R. Ward: The British West Indies in the Age of Abolition 1748-181520. David Richardson: The British Empire and the Atlantic Slave Trade 1660-180721. Philip D. Morgan: The Black Experience in the British Empire 1680-181022. P. J. Marshall: The British in Asia: Trade to Dominion 1700-176523. Rajat Kanta Ray: Indian Society and the Establishment of British Supremacy 1765-181824. J. V. Bowen: British India 1765-1813: The Metropolitan Context25. Glyndwr Williams: The Pacific: Exploration and Exploitation26. P. J. Marshall: Britain without America; A Second Empire?Chronology; Index

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`Oxford University Press has recently published a wide variety of historical titles in paperback. Pride of place must go to the five volume Oxford History of the British Empire written under the general editorship of Professor William Roger Lewis and published in hardback in 1998. The fivevolumes, describe the history and effect of the Empire on world history. The scholars who contributed and the volumes' individual editors all deserve high praise for thie massive undertaking.'Contemporary Review