The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Paperback | July 1, 2001

EditorAndrew Porter, Wm Roger Louis

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Volume III of The Oxford History of the British Empire covers the long nineteenth century, from the achievement of American independence in the 1780s to the eve of world war in 1914. This was the period of Britain's greatest expansion as both empire-builder and dominant world power. The volumeis divided into two parts. The first contains thematic chapters, some focusing on Britain, others on areas at the imperial periphery, exploring those fundamental dynamics of British expansion which made imperial influence and rule possible. They also examine the economic, cultural, and institutionalframeworks which gave shape to Britain's overseas empire. Part 2 is devoted to the principal areas of imperial activity overseas, including both white settler and tropical colonies. Chapters examine how British interests and imperial rule shaped individual regions' nineteenth-century political and social-economic history. Themes dealt with include theeconomics of empire, imperial institutions, defence, technology, imperial and colonial cultures, science and exploration. Attention is given not only to the formal empire, from Australasia and the West Indies to India and the African colonies, but also to China and Latin America, often regarded ascentral components of a British `informal empire'.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 III of The Oxford History of the British Empire covers the long nineteenth century, from the achievement of American independence in the 1780s to the eve of world war in 1914. This was the period of Britain's greatest expansion as both empire-builder and dominant world power. The volumeis divided into two parts. The first contai...

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

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Part One1. Andrew Porter: Introduction: Britain and the Empire in the Nineteenth Century2. P. J. Cain: Economics and Empire: The Metropolitan Context3. B. R. Tomlinson: Economics and Empire: The Periphery and the Imperial Economy4. Marjory Harper: British Migration and the Peopling of the Empire5. David Northrup: Migration from Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific6. Martin Lynn: British Policy, Trade, and Informal Empire in the Mid-Nineteenth Century7. Alan Knight: Britain and Latin America8. Jurgen Oesterhammel: Britain and China 1842-19149. Peter Burroughs: Imperial Institutions and the Government of Empire10. Andrew Porter: Trusteeship, Anti-Slavery and Humanitarianism11. Andrew Porter: Religion, Missionary Enthusiasm, and Empire12. Robert V. Kubicek: British Expansion, Empire, and Technological Change13. John M. MacKenzie: Empire and Metropolitan Cultures14. Robert A. Stafford: Scientific Exploration and Empire15. Peter Burroughs: Defence and Imperial Disunity16. E. H. H. Green: The Political Economy of Empire, 1880-1914Part Two17. A. J. Stockwell: British Expansion and Rule in South-East Asia18. D. A. Washbrook: India 1818-1860: The Two Faces of Colonialism19. Robin J. Moore: Imperial India, 1858-191420. Susan Bayly: The Evolution of Colonial Cultures:Nineteenth-Century Asia21. Gad Heuman: The British West Indies22. David Fitzpatrick: Ireland and the Empire23. Ged Martin: Canada from 181524. Donald Denoon with Marivic Wyndham: Australia and the Western Pacific25. Raewyn Dalziel: Southern Islands: New Zealand and Polynesia26. Christopher Saunders and Iain R. Smith: Southern Africa, 1795-191027. olin Newbury: Great Britain and the Partition of Africa, 1870-191428. Afaf al Sayyid-Marsot: The British Occupation of Egypt from 188229. T. C. McCaskie: Cultural Encounters: Britain and Africa in the Nineteenth Century30. Avner Offer: Prosperity and Security, 1870-1914

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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