The Cambridge Illustrated History of the British Empire

The Cambridge Illustrated History of the British Empire

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Baker & Taylor
An incisive overview of the development and influence of the British Empire examines British colonialism in various regions of the world and discusses such topics as commerce, slavery, the impact of imperialism on social and cultural history, and the emergence of new national identities. UP.

Book News
Chronologically surveys the British Empire from the end of the 18th century to the 1960s, and draws on new perspectives of historians to discuss such aspects as power and freedom, imperial towns and cities, the diaspora of African and Asians, and the impact of the empire on Britain herself. Photographs, paintings, and drawings are among the illustrations, many in color. For general readers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Cambridge Univ Pr
A superbly illustrated and richly informative history of the British empire.
For most of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the British ruled over a colossal empire that stretched from one end of the map to the other. One cannot contemplate modern history without considering the role of the British Empire. The Cambridge Illustrated History of the British Empire is an illuminating survey of the development and impact of the British Empire from the end of the American Revolution to the present day. Against a background of striking illustrations, twelve experts on imperial history survey the experience of colonialism in North America, the Caribbean, India, Africa, Australia, the Middle East, and Asia. They emphasize social and cultural history: the movement of peoples, including slavery, and of ideas, including Christianity, art, and literature; the development of trade, transport, and urban life; the impact of imperialism on food, dress, and recreation; and the emergence of new national identities. Imperialism can be a contentious issue. While not seeking to avoid controversial topics, The Cambridge Illustrated History of the British Empire is by no means a nostalgic look at a bygone era. It is a lively document chronicling an important part of our cultural history. It will be of wide interest to history enthusiasts, students, and scholars alike.

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& Taylor

An overview of the development and influence of the British Empire examines British colonialism in various regions of the world and discusses the impact of imperialism on social and cultural history

Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995
ISBN: 9780521432115
0521432111
Branch Call Number: 941.08 MAR
Characteristics: 400 p. ; ill., maps, plates, 26 cm

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