Cover image for The British Empire : sunrise to sunset
The British Empire : sunrise to sunset
Levine, Philippa.
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1st ed.
Publication Information:
Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson Longman, 2007.
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x, 252 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Recovering the past
Series Title:
Recovering the past
Uniting the kingdom -- Slaves, merchants and trade -- Settling the "New World" -- After America -- Britain in India -- Global growth -- Ruling an empire -- Being ruled -- Gender and sexuality -- Contesting empire -- Decolonization -- Chronology.


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Violent, powerful, vast: the British Empire is typically viewed as distant and tropical. By contrast, this book examines the effects of the empire on men, women and children across the globe: both those under imperial rule and those who implemented it.nbsp; Looking beyond politics and diplomacy, Philippa Levine combines a traditional approach to colonial history with an investigation of the experience of living within the empire.nbsp;

Spanning the period from Cromwell#146;s rule to decolonization in the late twentieth century, and including an extensive chronology for ease of reference, Levine considers the impact of British rule for people in Africa, India and Australia, as well as for the English rulers, and for the Welsh, Scots and Irish who were subject to 'internal colonialism' under the English yoke. Imperialism often led to serious unrest; Levine examines the cruel side of imperialism#146;s purportedly 'civilizing' mission unflinchingly.

Table of Contents

List of illustrationsp. vi
List of mapsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Publisher's acknowledgementsp. xii
1 Uniting the kingdomp. 1
2 Slaves, merchants and tradep. 13
3 Settling the 'New World'p. 31
4 After Americap. 43
5 Britain in Indiap. 61
6 Global growthp. 82
7 Ruling an empirep. 103
8 Being ruledp. 123
9 Gender and sexualityp. 142
10 Contesting empirep. 166
11 Decolonizationp. 191
Further readingp. 210
Chronologyp. 220
Indexp. 244