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The Resource The empire strikes back? : the impact of imperialism on Britain from the mid-nineteenth century, Andrew Thompson

The empire strikes back? : the impact of imperialism on Britain from the mid-nineteenth century, Andrew Thompson

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The empire strikes back? : the impact of imperialism on Britain from the mid-nineteenth century
Title
The empire strikes back?
Title remainder
the impact of imperialism on Britain from the mid-nineteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Thompson
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The concept of empire and its influence seems to be everywhere today, debated widely both in the media and academe. How did the British people regard their empire? Was it seen as a source of strength or weakness? How far did the imperial experience define British nationhood? And why are imperial legacies still debated so vigorously?" "The Empire Strikes Back? is the first full length study of the influence of empire on British society, past and present. In this book, Thompson examines the impact of empire on Britain's political culture, social development and economic performance. He shows how the effects of overseas expansion on Britain were complex and even contradictory. There was not, and never could be, any single or monolithic response to imperialism. Rather, the empire markedly extended the boundaries of British domestic society, and its meaning was contested by different social groups." "The book concludes by examining the British people's relation to empire in recent times, engaging with many contemporary issues, such as the Falklands conflict, the repatriation of Hong Kong and the impact of immigration. A fascinating study for all those concerned with how the past shapes both the present and the future, this book is essential reading for students and scholars alike."--BOOK JACKET
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1968-
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Thompson, Andrew S.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Public opinion
  • Imperialism
  • Nationalism
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
The empire strikes back? : the impact of imperialism on Britain from the mid-nineteenth century, Andrew Thompson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [350]-361) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • Women and children
  • 6.
  • Domestic politics
  • 7.
  • Metropolitan economics
  • 8.
  • The forging of British identities
  • 9.
  • After-effects
  • 1.
  • Elites
  • 2.
  • The lower middle class and the working class at home
  • 3.
  • The working class at work
  • 4.
  • The working class at play
Control code
9049588
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xvii, 374 p.
Isbn
9780582438293
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004060192
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (BNAtoc) 2004060192
  • (DLC) 2004060192
Label
The empire strikes back? : the impact of imperialism on Britain from the mid-nineteenth century, Andrew Thompson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [350]-361) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • Women and children
  • 6.
  • Domestic politics
  • 7.
  • Metropolitan economics
  • 8.
  • The forging of British identities
  • 9.
  • After-effects
  • 1.
  • Elites
  • 2.
  • The lower middle class and the working class at home
  • 3.
  • The working class at work
  • 4.
  • The working class at play
Control code
9049588
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xvii, 374 p.
Isbn
9780582438293
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004060192
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (BNAtoc) 2004060192
  • (DLC) 2004060192

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