The Lion's Share: A History of British Imperialism 1850-2011

5th Edition

Bernard Porter

Routledge
Published June 21, 2012
Textbook - 424 Pages
ISBN 9781408286050 - CAT# Y158963

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Summary

As well as presenting a lively narrative of events, Bernard Porter explores a number of broad analytical themes, challenging more conventional and popular interpretations.  He sees imperialism as a symptom not of Britain's strength in the world, but of her decline; and he argues that the empire itself both aggravated and obscured deep-seated malaise in the British economy.

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