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Introduction

Simon J. Potter

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199568963
eISBN:
9780191741821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568963.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter outlines the BBC's role in the British empire and, specifically, in a British world that encompassed Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. The BBC devised an ... More


Conclusion

Peter J. Marshall

in Remaking the British Atlantic: The United States and the British Empire after American Independence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640355
eISBN:
9780191739279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640355.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

After a brief restatement of arguments about transatlantic political discord but continuing links in many other respects, the Conclusion goes on to consider the state of the British empire and the ... More


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


Diversity, 1922–31

Simon J. Potter

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199568963
eISBN:
9780191741821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568963.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

During the inter-war years, BBC officers sought to encourage the spread overseas of the British approach to broadcasting, and prevent the American model of commercial network broadcasting from being ... More


Introduction

Peter J. Marshall

in Remaking the British Atlantic: The United States and the British Empire after American Independence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640355
eISBN:
9780191739279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640355.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

After explaining how the book is divided into sections, one dealing with continuing political hostility and the other with the resumption of transatlantic links, which amounted to the restoration of ... More


Introduction: the cultural construction of the British world

Barry Crosbie and Mark Hampton

in The Cultural Construction of the British World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097898
eISBN:
9781526104403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097898.003.0012
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter introduces the main historiographic themes of the book. It makes a case for understanding the British world system not merely as a contingent series of migrations, economic exchanges, ... More


News and the British World: The Emergence of an Imperial Press System 1876-1922

Simon J. Potter

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199265121
eISBN:
9780191718427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265121.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa were increasingly drawn together by an imperial press system. This is the first scholarly ... More


Introduction

Anne Spry Rush

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199588558
eISBN:
9780191728990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588558.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter opens with an overview of the nature of middle-class West Indian understandings of Britishness, and suggests the impact of Caribbean British identity on West Indian societies in the ... More


The Cultural Construction of the British World

Barry Crosbie and Mark Hampton (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097898
eISBN:
9781526104403
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097898.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book collects eleven original essays in the cultural history of the British Empire since the eighteenth century. It is geographically capacious, taking in the United Kingdom, India, West Africa, ... More


Female Alliances: Gender, Identity, and Friendship in Early Modern Britain

Amanda E. Herbert

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300177404
eISBN:
9780300199253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300177404.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

In the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, cultural, economic, and political changes, as well as increased geographic mobility, placed strains upon British society. But by cultivating ... More


Conclusion

Anne Spry Rush

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199588558
eISBN:
9780191728990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588558.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This concluding chapter considers how West Indian understandings of Britishness, as well as the institutional and migratory pathways through which they were reinforced, may have influenced both ... More


Garden

in Britain's Chinese Eye: Literature, Empire, and Aesthetics in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759458
eISBN:
9780804775878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759458.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter argues for the integration of Chinese ways of seeing nature into conceptions of the British natural world, and charts the ways that improved conditions of plant exchange changed the ... More


Building new Jerusalems: global Britishness and settler cultures in South Africa and New Zealand

Charles V. Reed

in Royal tourists, colonial subjects and the making of a British world, 1860-1911

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719097010
eISBN:
9781526109699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097010.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Chapter three examines how colonial settlers imagined their relationships with a British ‘homeland’ and a larger British world. By examining the robust English-language print cultures in South Africa ... More


Introduction: the Customs, China and the empire world

Catherine Ladds

in Empire careers: Working for the Chinese Customs Service, 1854–1949

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719085482
eISBN:
9781781704974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085482.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter presents an overview of the history of the Chinese Customs Service and its relationship to foreign and Chinese power. Drawing on existing literature on the Customs Service and on the ... More


Parliament, Time, and the Transnational Parliamentary Modernity of the British World

Ryan A. Vieira

in Time and Politics: Parliament and the Culture of Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Britain and the British World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198737544
eISBN:
9780191800962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737544.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter situates the emergence of a modern understanding of parliament within the context of, what historians call, the British World. It argues that a desire amongst British colonists to adopt ... More


Time and Politics: Parliament and the Culture of Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Britain and the British World

Ryan A. Vieira

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198737544
eISBN:
9780191800962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737544.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This book is a cultural and transnational history of modern procedural reform in the Westminster parliamentary system. The book centres on the nineteenth-century emergence of a desire to modernize ... More


Australia and the Problems of the Far East

Benjamin Mountford

in Britain, China, and Colonial Australia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198790549
eISBN:
9780191831843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790549.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

During the last twenty years our understanding of the history of Anglo-Chinese relations and the political and cultural significance of Britain’s connections to the Far East has been profoundly ... More


The Time for Small Kingdoms Has Passed Away

Benjamin Mountford

in Britain, China, and Colonial Australia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198790549
eISBN:
9780191831843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790549.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter concentrates on the imperial significance of Australian engagement with China around the turn of the twentieth century. It illuminates the ways in which that relationship came to ... More


Protestantism, Empire, and Transatlantic Philanthropy, 1700–1760s

Amanda B. Moniz

in From Empire to Humanity: The American Revolution and the Origins of Humanitarianism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190240356
eISBN:
9780190240387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190240356.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, British and Irish Early Modern History

The study opens with an overview of transatlantic missionary and educational charities from the early 1700s through the early 1760s. Members of the British Atlantic community tightened their bonds ... More


Painting New Eden in New England: Massachusetts Merchants, Milton, and Violent Refinement

Zara Anishanslin

in Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Hidden Histories of the British Atlantic World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300197051
eISBN:
9780300220551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197051.003.0016
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on Robert Feke's portraits of wealthy Boston merchant Charles Apthorp (1698–1758), his wife Grizzell, and their oldest daughter. Feke's portraits of Charles and Grizzell speak to ... More


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