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Routledge Library Editions: The British Empire


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The volumes in this set, originally published between 1968 and 1989, draw together research by leading academics in the area of the British Empire and provides an examination of related key issues. The volumes examine slavery in the British Empire, problems encountered in India in the eighteenth and nineteenth century, as well as the Empire at its most powerful. This set will be of particular interest to students of British, colonial, and world history.

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Lost Children of the Empire

Lost Children of the Empire

1st Edition

Philip Bean, Joy Melville
September 17, 2019

Originally published in 1989. The extraordinary story of Britain’s child migrants is one of 350 years of shaming exploitation. Around 130,000 children, some just 3 or 4 years old, were shipped off to distant parts of the Empire, the last as recently as 1967. For Britain it was a cheap way of...

The British Empire at its Zenith

The British Empire at its Zenith

1st Edition

A. J. Christopher
September 17, 2019

This title, originally published in 1988, examines the network of states and the political and economic systems which bound the British Empire together. This book examines each country and how the empire made its mark in the shape of urban form, public buildings and rural land patterns. An overall...

Problems of Empire: Britain and India, 1757-1813

Problems of Empire: Britain and India, 1757-1813

1st Edition

P. J. Marshall
September 17, 2019

This book, first published in 1968, is a study of the impact made on Britain by the conquest of large parts of India in the second half of the eighteenth century. The sudden success of the East India Company in subjugating a vast population with a sophisticated civilization created problems of an...

The British Empire in the Victorian Press, 1832-1867: A Bibliography

The British Empire in the Victorian Press, 1832-1867: A Bibliography

1st Edition

E. M. Palmegiano
September 17, 2019

Originally published in 1987. In this volume, the author unearths the rich sources for the study of colonial history provided by the myriad periodical publications which flourished in the early and mid-Victorian period. This was an age in which the printed word reigned supreme as a form of...

Indentured Labour in the British Empire, 1834-1920

Indentured Labour in the British Empire, 1834-1920

1st Edition

Kay Saunders
September 17, 2019

First published in 1984. Indentured labour migration in the nineteenth century intersects many of the most serious issues of our own time - racism, Third World poverty, and the arrogance of a great world powers. Indenture suggests lack of freedom and the exploitation of people formed into exile or...

Sir Claude MacDonald, the Open Door, and British Informal Empire in China, 1895-1900

Sir Claude MacDonald, the Open Door, and British Informal Empire in China, 1895-1900

1st Edition

Mary H. Wilgus
September 17, 2019

First published in 1987. Great Britain secured and expanded its informal empire in China during the five years following the Sino-Japanese War. From 1895 through 1900 Lord Salisbury accepted England’s traditional, commercially oriented China policy and adapted it to dramatically altered political...

In the Wake of Cook: Exploration, Science and Empire, 1780-1801

In the Wake of Cook: Exploration, Science and Empire, 1780-1801

1st Edition

David Mackay
September 17, 2019

Originally published in 1985. After the epoch-making voyages of exploration of Captain Cook, a series of further exploratory missions was financed by the British government to add to the knowledge of the lands of the southern hemisphere: 'a more minute examination of the coast' was, for example,...

Routledge Library Editions: The British Empire

Routledge Library Editions: The British Empire

1st Edition

Various
March 22, 2018

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1968 and 1989, draw together research by leading academics in the area of the British Empire and provides an examination of related key issues. The volumes examine slavery in the British Empire, problems encountered in India in the eighteenth...

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