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The Second British Empire

C. A. Bayly

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

The historiography of the second British Empire of the period 1783–1860 was already in vigorous debate at the very time when that the Empire was being established. From the American Revolution ... More


The Future of Imperial History

Robin W. Winks

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0041
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

The study of the British Empire is embedded in an ever-changing culture, largely but not exclusively academic, and trends and expectations in the field naturally reflect the larger environment. There ... More


The Royal Navy and the British Empire

Barry M. Gough

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0021
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

The corpus of writing on the subject of the interrelationship between naval and Imperial history previously has been confined to two branches. However, Arthur J. Marder and Gerald S. Graham ... More


The Shaping of Imperial History

A. P. Thornton

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0039
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Imperial historians make no claim to ‘a sense of the whole society’. But where imperialism is routinely stripped, and operated on under halogen lamps, the history of collaboration is still in shadow. ... More


Development and the Utopian Ideal, 1960–1999

A. G. Hopkins

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0040
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Historiography is retrospective by definition and classificatory by common practice. Its value lies in identifying contours and boundaries, and in enabling observers to view the landscape as a whole. ... More


Science, Medicine, and the British Empire

Richard Drayton

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0016
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Science and medicine played a part in British expansion from the age of Ralegh to that of Curzon and Nehru. But the critical history of this involvement is just about thirty years old. The terms of ... More


The First British Empire

P. J. Marshall

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

By 1929, the tradition that British Imperial history could be divided into phases, with an ‘old’ or ‘first’ Empire separate from what was to follow, was long established. It was a tradition that went ... More


‘This famous island set in a Virginian sea’: Ireland in the British Empire, 1690–1801

Thomas Bartlett

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume II: The Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205630
eISBN:
9780191676710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205630.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores Ireland, which was already playing its role in later Imperial history, as part colony and part partner in Empire. Ireland’s developing position within the British Empire during ... More


The American Colonies in War and Revolution, 1748–1783

John Shy

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume II: The Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205630
eISBN:
9780191676710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205630.003.0014
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter offers a discussion on the American colonies in war and revolution during thirty-five crucial years of Imperial history. From about 1740, the scale of North American warfare began to ... More


Locality, Nation, and Empire: Scots and the Empire in Asia, c.1695–c.1813

Andrew Mackillop

in Scotland and the British Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199573240
eISBN:
9780191731310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573240.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The participation of Scots in the commercial and territorial empire of the English East India Company over the course of the long eighteenth century remains one of the most understudied aspects of ... More


British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Stephen Foster (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199206124
eISBN:
9780191746635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206124.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Until relatively recently, the linkage between British Imperial History and the History of Early America was taken for granted. This is no longer the case. Instead, Early American historiography has ... More


West Africa

TOYIN FALOLA and A. D. ROBERTS

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume IV: The Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205647
eISBN:
9780191676727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205647.003.0022
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

At the end of the 19th century, British rule in West Africa expanded far inland, from a few coastal outposts that were by-products of the Atlantic slave trade and its abolition. The Imperial history ... More


Introduction: Labour, Empire and Decolonisation: Historiographical Landmarks

Yann Béliard

in Workers of the Empire, Unite: Radical and Popular Challenges to British Imperialism, 1910s-1960s

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800859685
eISBN:
9781800852310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800859685.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This introduction outlines how the paths of imperial and labour histories, though they originally developed in separate spheres, have come to converge. It examine how New Imperial History, Global ... More


Harbin to Hanoi: The Colonial Built Environment in Asia, 1840 to 1940

Laura Victoir and Victor Zatsepine (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139415
eISBN:
9789888180721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139415.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Colonial powers in China and northern Vietnam employed the built environment for many purposes: as an expression of imperial aspirations, a manifestation of supremacy, a mission to civilize, a ... More


Britain and the Formation of the Gulf States: Embers of Empire

Shohei Sato

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719099687
eISBN:
9781526109781
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099687.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book is about the end of the British Empire in the Middle East. It offers new insights into how the relationship between Britain and the Gulf rulers that was nurtured at the height of the ... More


Introduction

John A. Stevens

in Keshab: Bengal's Forgotten Prophet

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190901752
eISBN:
9780190943042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190901752.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter argues that Keshab Chandra Sen’s worldview was shaped by the cultural, intellectual and religious traditions of both India and Britain. It situates the study in the context of current ... More


The Global Diaspora

Mike McConville and Luke Marsh

in The Myth of Judicial Independence

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198822103
eISBN:
9780191861192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822103.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter focuses on how Rules hatched in England which governed police–citizen relations helped shape the justice apparatus of occupied states and the actions of officials administering them. In ... More


Developing Africa: Concepts and practices in twentieth-century colonialism

Joseph M. Hodge, Gerald Hödl, and Martina Kopf (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091803
eISBN:
9781781706824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091803.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The book investigates the concepts and related practices of development in British, French and Portuguese colonial Africa during the last decades of colonial rule. During this period, development ... More


Conclusion: Eight Points on Labour and the End of the British Empire

Neville Kirk

in Workers of the Empire, Unite: Radical and Popular Challenges to British Imperialism, 1910s-1960s

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800859685
eISBN:
9781800852310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800859685.003.0011
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Despite their diverse and distinct characteristics and the wide range of topics they cover, the essays in this edited collection share important common assumptions, guiding principles, approaches, ... More


Conclusion

Joseph Hardwick

in An Anglican British world: The Church of England and the expansion of the settler empire, c. 1790-1860

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719087226
eISBN:
9781781707845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087226.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The conclusion argues that the story of settler religion in the first half of the nineteenth century is in many ways the story of the tension between an evangelical lay voluntarism and a Church ... More


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