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Architecture and Urbanism in the British Empire

Architecture and Urbanism in the British Empire

G. A. Bremner (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198713326
eISBN:
9780191781766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713326.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

The built environment is important to how we experience and negotiate our daily lives, both past and present. In the post-colonial world today, buildings, monuments, parks, streets, avenues, entire ... More

Black Market Britain1939-1955

Black Market Britain: 1939-1955

Mark Roodhouse

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199588459
eISBN:
9780191747564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588459.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

Due to rationing and price control, Britain’s underground economy experienced a mid-century boom during the 1940s and early 1950s as producers, traders, and professional criminals helped consumers to ... More

Bonds of EmpireWest Indians and Britishness from Victoria to Decolonization

Bonds of Empire: West Indians and Britishness from Victoria to Decolonization

Anne Spry Rush

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199588558
eISBN:
9780191728990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588558.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

In the first half of the twentieth century Britishness was an integral part of the culture that pervaded life in the colonial Caribbean. Caribbean peoples were encouraged to identify with social ... More

Britannia's EmbraceModern Humanitarianism and the Imperial Origins of Refugee Relief

Britannia's Embrace: Modern Humanitarianism and the Imperial Origins of Refugee Relief

Caroline Shaw

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190200985
eISBN:
9780190201012
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190200985.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This book offers the first historical examination of the origins of refuge for persecuted foreigners. It argues that this modern humanitarian norm—the responsibility to protect foreign refugees of ... More

Broadcasting EmpireThe BBC and the British World, 1922-1970

Broadcasting Empire: The BBC and the British World, 1922-1970

Simon J. Potter

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199568963
eISBN:
9780191741821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568963.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This book analyses the attempts of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to use broadcasting as a tool of empire. From an early stage the corporation sought to unite home listeners with their ... More

Cannabis NationControl and Consumption in Britain, 1928-2008

Cannabis Nation: Control and Consumption in Britain, 1928-2008

James H. Mills

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199283422
eISBN:
9780191746161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283422.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

Cannabis has never been a more controversial substance in Britain. Over the last decade it has been reclassified twice, has been the subject of a range of official investigations and scientific ... More

The FlyerBritish Culture and the Royal Air Force 1939–1945

The Flyer: British Culture and the Royal Air Force 1939–1945

Martin Francis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199277483
eISBN:
9780191699948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277483.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

Between 1939 and 1945, the British public was spellbound by the martial endeavours and dashing style of the young men of the RAF, especially those with silvery fabric wings sewn above the breast ... More

The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume IThe Birth of Broadcasting

The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume I: The Birth of Broadcasting

Asa Briggs

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192129260
eISBN:
9780191670008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129260.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This is the first part of a five-volume history of broadcasting in the UK. Together the volumes give an authoritative account of the rise of broadcasting in this country. Though naturally largely ... More

The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: Volume II: The Golden Age of Wireless

The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: Volume II: The Golden Age of Wireless

Asa Briggs

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192129307
eISBN:
9780191670015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129307.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This is the second volume of a four-volume history of broadcasting in the United Kingdom. This volume covers the period from the beginning of 1927, when the BBC ceased to be a private company and ... More

James Anthony FroudeAn Intellectual Biography of a Victorian Prophet

James Anthony Froude: An Intellectual Biography of a Victorian Prophet

Ciaran Brady

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199668038
eISBN:
9780191748677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668038.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

James Anthony Froude is among the most frequently cited but gravely misunderstood figures in Victorian intellectual life. Known in part by students of historiography, literary scholars, theological ... More

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