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The Rise and Fall of Greater Britain

James Belich

in Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Angloworld

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199297276
eISBN:
9780191700842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297276.003.0019
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Greater Britain was a relatively short-lived entity, with a life-span of less than a century, from around 1880s–1960s. However it was big and powerful in its day, a virtual United States, which ... More


Imperial contradictions: assimilation and separate development

Douglas Lorimer

in Science, race relations and resistance: Britain, 1870-1914

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719033575
eISBN:
9781781705766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719033575.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In 1837, as Queen Victoria‘s reign commenced liberal imperialism, the anti-slavery movement and foreign missions championed a civilising mission. The goal was assimilation of the heathen and ... More


Empire Upside Down: Victorian Globalization and Colonial Equations

Paul Giles

in Antipodean America: Australasia and the Constitution of U. S. Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199301560
eISBN:
9780199369218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199301560.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

This chapter considers how Britain and the United States struggled to achieve influence in the wake of the U.S. Civil War, and how the idea of a “Greater Britain,” a federation of British colonies, ... More


Continuity, Dissonance and Location: An Anglosphere Research Agenda

Andrew Mycock and Ben Wellings

in The Anglosphere: Continuity, Dissonance and Location

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780197266618
eISBN:
9780191896064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266618.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter maps out an agenda for those wishing to research the Anglosphere. It does so by examining the elements of political and ideational continuity between the present-day Anglosphere and its ... More


Imperial Sovereignty: The Limits of Liberalism and the Case of Mysore

Lauren M. E. Goodlad

in The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic: Realism, Sovereignty, and Transnational Experience

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728276
eISBN:
9780191794490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728276.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Mid-Victorian liberal discourse offered two incompatible modes of legitimating sovereignty beyond England’s borders: a “Greater British” idealization of white settlement and trade; and the imperial ... More


Birth of an Idea

Edoardo Campanella and Marta Dassù

in Anglo Nostalgia: The Politics of Emotion in a Fractured West

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190068936
eISBN:
9780190099619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190068936.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Brexiteers’ historical and nostalgic elucubrations coincide with a concrete, albeit utopian, political project: that of Global Britain. Bringing this to fruition entails rekindling old friendships in ... More


Beyond the Ethnographic Other: Pan-African Activism at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Thomas E. Smith

in Deferred Dreams, Defiant Struggles: Critical Perspectives on Blackness, Belonging, and Civil Rights

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786940339
eISBN:
9781786945006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940339.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter details how the proliferation of imperial progressivism in transatlantic reformer discourse was seized upon by Pan-African activists at the turn of the twentieth century, in order to ... More


George Eliot’s Provincial Novels: ‘Another Great Migration’ in Daniel Deronda

Josephine McDonagh

in Literature in a Time of Migration: British Fiction and the Movement of People, 1815–1876

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780192895752
eISBN:
9780191916311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192895752.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The formal innovations in George Eliot’s late work Daniel Deronda transform the style and shape of the provincial novel, the genre she perfected in earlier works. These changes reflect a new way of ... More


Greater Britain

Stephen Saunders Webb

in Marlborough's America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178593
eISBN:
9780300182606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178593.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

For their successful campaign of 1705, Queen Anne granted the duke of Marlborough and his heirs the royal manor of Woodstock and ordered Sir John Vanbrugh to build there “the Castle of Blenheim,” ... More


Trollopian “Foreign Policy”: Rootedness and Cosmopolitanism in the Mid-Victorian Global Imaginary

Lauren M. E. Goodlad

in The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic: Realism, Sovereignty, and Transnational Experience

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728276
eISBN:
9780191794490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728276.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

An avid travel writer, who was also an astute ethnographer of provincial and metropolitan lifeworlds, Anthony Trollope’s richly sociological variations on the geopolitical aesthetic included multiple ... More


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