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Introduction: Canada and the British Empire

Phillip Buckner

in Canada and the British Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199563746
eISBN:
9780191701900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563746.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the historical relationship of Canada to the British Empire. The main argument of this book is that Canada has been a ... More


Conclusion

Geoffrey Jones

in British Multinational Banking, 1830-1990

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206026
eISBN:
9780191676925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206026.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This concluding chapter summarizes the history of the British multinational bank from the 1830s. British banks went first to British colonies in Australia, Canada, and the West Indies to establish ... More


The Creation of the Dominion of Canada, 1860–1901

Phillip Buckner

in Canada and the British Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199563746
eISBN:
9780191701900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563746.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the historical background related to the creation of the Dominion of Canada during the period from 1860 to 1901. During this period the scattered British North American colonies ... More


Monarchy: From Reverence to Indifference

Mark McKenna

in Australia’s Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199563739
eISBN:
9780191701894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563739.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines colonial Australia’s view of the British monarchy. It suggests that the Australian conception of the monarchy was the most potent symbol in conveying ideas of Australia’s ... More


Status without Stature: Newfoundland, 1869–1949

James K. Hiller

in Canada and the British Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199563746
eISBN:
9780191701900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563746.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the government and political history of Newfoundland during the period from 1869 to 1949. Newfoundland was the smallest of the colonies of settlement (in terms of population) to ... More


Introduction: What Became of Australia’s Empire?

Deryck M. Schreuder and Stuart Ward

in Australia’s Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199563739
eISBN:
9780191701894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563739.003.0016
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the Australian experience of empire. It aims to show how Australia’s empire was as much the project of the colony as of ... More


Free Society: Progress and Pitfalls

William A. Green

in British Slave Emancipation

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202783
eISBN:
9780191675515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202783.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses the different effects of the Emancipation period and the rise of free society in the British colonies of the West Indies. Emancipation modified the class structure in the West ... More


Morant Bay: The End of an Era

William A. Green

in British Slave Emancipation

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202783
eISBN:
9780191675515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202783.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter focuses on the upheaval in Morant Bay. The Morant Bay uprising, its brutal repression, and the reaction to those events in England and the colonies brought into focus the great ... More


“A world at its zenith”: Rangoon, commerce and colonialism

Richard Cockett

in Blood, Dreams and Gold: The Changing Face of Burma

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300204513
eISBN:
9780300215984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204513.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter begins the account of modern Burma in Rangoon, the capital of the British colony of Burma. It was once a thriving mercantile capital comparable to Kolkata, Singapore, Penang, and ... More


Introduction: The Thunder of History

Michael Littlewood

in Taxation Without Representation: The History of Hong Kong's Troublingly Successful Tax System

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090996
eISBN:
9789882207455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090996.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter provides some background information on the origins, developments, and operation of Hong Kong's tax system. It also provides a brief account of the distinguishing characteristics of Hong ... More


The Atlantic World

David Sorkin

in Jewish Emancipation: A History Across Five Centuries

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691164946
eISBN:
9780691189673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164946.003.0019
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter assesses how the Atlantic world of Dutch and British colonies followed the west European pattern of emancipation. Jews were spread across numerous colonies. The thirteen British colonies ... More


Settling the Land

Richard Waterhouse

in Australia’s Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199563739
eISBN:
9780191701894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563739.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the settlement of British colonies in Australia from 1788. It examines the ways by which rural Australia became tethered to the Empire and evaluates the role of metropolitan ... More


Hong Kong Internment, 1942-1945: Life in the Japanese Civilian Camp at Stanley

Geoffrey Charles Emerson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098800
eISBN:
9789882206977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098800.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book tells the story of the more than three thousand non-Chinese civilians — British, American, Dutch, and others — who were trapped in the British colony and interned behind barbed wire in ... More


A Statistical Analysis of British Colonial Legacies

Matthew Lange

in Lineages of Despotism and Development: British Colonialism and State Power

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226470689
eISBN:
9780226470702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470702.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines the relationship between the form of British rule and several measures of postcolonial development and analyzes British colonial legacies. It provides an empirical analysis of ... More


Conclusion and Discussion

Matthew Lange

in Lineages of Despotism and Development: British Colonialism and State Power

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226470689
eISBN:
9780226470702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470702.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study about the developmental legacies of British colonialism and the uneven development among former British colonies. It identifies three state ... More


Lineages of Despotism and Development: British Colonialism and State Power

Matthew Lange

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226470689
eISBN:
9780226470702
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470702.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Traditionally, social scientists have assumed that past imperialism hinders the future development prospects of colonized nations. Challenging this widespread belief, this book argues that countries ... More


Equal Subjects, Unequal Rights: Indigenous People in British Settler Colonies, 1830-1910

Julie Evans, Patricia Grimshaw, and David Phillips

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719060038
eISBN:
9781781700334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719060038.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book focuses on the ways in which the British settler colonies of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa treated indigenous peoples in relation to political rights, commencing with the ... More


“A Chain of Freedom Has Been Formed”: The First Continental Congress Develops into the Hub of an Intercolonial Network

William B. Warner

in Protocols of Liberty: Communication Innovation and the American Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226061375
eISBN:
9780226061405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226061405.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

The Whig political mobilizations described in Chapter 4, which were widely reported in the newspapers, created authority for the Congress even before it had met. Few underestimated the difficulty of ... More


Comparing British Colonialism: Testing the Generalizability of Colonial State Legacies

Matthew Lange

in Lineages of Despotism and Development: British Colonialism and State Power

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226470689
eISBN:
9780226470702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470702.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter evaluates explores the generalizability of the findings from the in-depth case studies through several more abbreviated case studies of former British colonies. It analyzes eleven ... More


Introduction

Stephen Conway

in The British Isles and the War of American Independence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199254552
eISBN:
9780191698231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254552.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This introductory chapter begins with a brief background of the American war. It then sets out the purpose of the book, which is to examine the impact of this war on the British Isles. It describes ... More


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