British Imperialism

A milestone in the understanding of British history and imperialism, this ground-breaking book radically reinterprets the course of modern economic development and the causes of overseas expansion during the past three centuries.

British Imperialism

A milestone in the understanding of British history and imperialism, this ground-breaking book radically reinterprets the course of modern economic development and the causes of overseas expansion during the past three centuries. Employing their concept of 'gentlemanly capitalism', the authors draw imperial and domestic British history together to show how the shape of the nation and its economy depended on international and imperial ties, and how these ties were undone to produce the post-colonial world of today. Containing a significantly expanded and updated Foreword and Afterword, this third edition assesses the development of the debate since the book’s original publication, discusses the imperial era in the context of the controversy over globalization, and shows how the study of the age of empires remains relevant to understanding the post-colonial world. Covering the full extent of the British empire from China to South America and taking a broad chronological view from the seventeenth century to post-imperial Britain today, British Imperialism: 1688–2015 is the perfect read for all students of imperial and global history.

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British Imperialism
Language: en
Pages: 794
Authors: P.J. Cain, A. G. Hopkins
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-02 - Publisher: Routledge

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Character, Ethics and Economics
Language: en
Pages: 196
Authors: Peter Cain
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-28 - Publisher: Routledge

This book is an examination of the concept of ‘character’ as a moral marker in the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Its main purpose is to investigate how the ‘character talk’ that helped to shape elite Britons’ sense of themselves was used at this time to convince audiences, both
American Empire
Language: en
Pages: 1008
Authors: A. G. Hopkins
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-08-27 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

A new history of the United States that turns American exceptionalism on its head American Empire is a panoramic work of scholarship that presents a bold new global perspective on the history of the United States. Taking readers from the colonial era to today, A. G. Hopkins shows how, far
Character, Ethics and Economics
Language: en
Pages: 206
Authors: Peter J. Cain
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-02 - Publisher: Routledge

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Language: en
Pages: 190
Authors: Sterling Joseph Coleman, Jr.
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-05-31 - Publisher: Routledge

How Books, Reading and Subscription Libraries Defined Colonial Clubland in the British Empire argues that within an entangled web of imperial, colonial and book trade networks books, reading and subscription libraries contributed to a core and peripheral criteria of clubbability used by the "select people"—clubbable settler elite—to vet the "proper