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Introduction

WENDY WEBSTER

in Englishness and Empire 1939-1965

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226641
eISBN:
9780191718069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226641.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History, British and Irish Modern History

This introductory chapter begins by addressing the question of whether the loss of imperial power and the end of empire hade any significant impact on British culture and identity after 1945. It then ... More


The Post-War People’s Empire

WENDY WEBSTER

in Englishness and Empire 1939-1965

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226641
eISBN:
9780191718069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226641.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter shows how adventure tales of the Second World War in the 1950s offered a new energizing myth of nation. If wartime imagery represented a high point in inclusive imagery of Britishness, ... More


Introduction

David French

in Army, Empire, and Cold War: The British Army and Military Policy, 1945-1971

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199548231
eISBN:
9780191739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548231.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines the historiography of the army after 1945. It explains how and why it has been largely forgotten by historians of post‐war Britain, and explains how those few who have written ... More


Elegies for Empire: The Romance of Manliness

WENDY WEBSTER

in Englishness and Empire 1939-1965

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226641
eISBN:
9780191718069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226641.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on Churchill's funeral, exploring its significance as a marker not only of the eclipse of a ‘people's war’, but also of the final demise of narratives of a ‘people's empire’. Its ... More


The People’s Empire and the People’s War

WENDY WEBSTER

in Englishness and Empire 1939-1965

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226641
eISBN:
9780191718069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226641.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the role of propaganda in showing the war effort as a ‘people's war’. Much imagery of a ‘people's war’ focused on the home front. In contrast, the imperial war effort was ... 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


Afterword

Alice Jenkins

in Space and the 'March of Mind': Literature and the Physical Sciences in Britain 1815-1850

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199209927
eISBN:
9780191706431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209927.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. This book describes a very particular moment in the history of British scientific culture. The interactions of literature and science ... More


Colonial Wars

WENDY WEBSTER

in Englishness and Empire 1939-1965

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226641
eISBN:
9780191718069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226641.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on narratives of colonial wars in the 1950s. The siege narrative of colonial wars in the 1950s took a different trajectory from Second World War narratives, which increasingly ... More


Coronation Britain

WENDY WEBSTER

in Englishness and Empire 1939-1965

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226641
eISBN:
9780191718069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226641.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History, British and Irish Modern History

The narrative of a ‘people's empire’ had little currency in Britain after the mid-1950s. This chapter looks at Coronation year in 1953 as a moment that marked a post-war high-point in this narrative. ... More


Introduction

Martin McLaughlin

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about British academics and critics' reflections on Italian poet Petrarch and his legacy in British culture. This book explores ... More


Immigration

WENDY WEBSTER

in Englishness and Empire 1939-1965

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226641
eISBN:
9780191718069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226641.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter shows that stories of colonial wars and immigration set ‘little England’ in opposition to a multiracial Commonwealth. Stories about ‘the colour problem’ invoked national identity as ... More


Schooling Britons

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/9780199588558.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter considers the relationship between education, status, race, and British culture in the period from the late nineteenth century until the mid-twentieth century. It suggests that, for good ... More


Englishness and Empire 1939-1965

Wendy Webster

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226641
eISBN:
9780191718069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226641.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History, British and Irish Modern History

Did loss of imperial power and the end of empire have any significant impact on British culture and identity after 1945? Within a burgeoning literature on national identity and what it means to be ... More


Hewing to Tradition: Education Debates in the 1930s and 1940s

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/9780199588558.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This second chapter on education explores how, at mid-century, prominent West Indian educators worked to preserve the traditional British-style grammar school at the secondary level, resisting the ... More


Horseracing and the British 1919-30

Mike Huggins

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065286
eISBN:
9781781701669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065286.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book provides a detailed consideration of the history of racing in British culture and society, and explores the cultural world of racing during the interwar years. The book shows how racing ... More


Indians and British Outposts in Eighteenth-Century America

Daniel Ingram

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037974
eISBN:
9780813042169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037974.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This fascinating look at the cultural and military importance of British forts in the colonial era explains how these forts served as communities in Indian country more than as bastions of British ... More


Rome and the Britons, 400–664

T. M. Charles-Edwards

in Wales and the Britons, 350-1064

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198217312
eISBN:
9780191744778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217312.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

In 400 Britain remained part of the Roman Empire and enjoyed the material benefits that came with an extensive market for goods borne by long‐distance trade. In the fifth century it suffered a ... More


Egalitarian Imperialism: The BBC and the West Indies

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/9780199588558.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the BBC's dual role in early Caribbean radio (1920s–1940s) as a broadcaster to the region through its Empire Service, and in developing West Indian–based radio. In this era the ... More


Religion, Missionary Enthusiasm, and Empire

Andrew Porter

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205654
eISBN:
9780191676734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205654.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Christianity's expansion as part of British culture and its activities overseas in the nineteenth century were unprecedented in scale. Anglicans, Presbyterians, Roman Catholics, and other ... More


That Splendid Enclosure: Meanings of the Mediterranean from Rupert Brooke to Damien Hirst

Robert Holland

in The Warm South: How the Mediterranean Shaped the British Imagination

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300235920
eISBN:
9780300240870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300235920.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter describes how the spirit of commemoration of those killed in the Great War, which became such a hallmark of national culture in the years ahead, always remained overwhelmingly Southern ... More


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