Access To History: The British Empire, 1815-1914

Access To History: The British Empire, 1815-1914This volume examines the major themes and events in British colonial history in the light of recent historical research, to provide an introduction to the topic. The book sets the Empire within a broad historical context and not only explains its evolution and expansion in Africa and Asia, but also considers its impact on British politics, popular culture and society. It identifies and considers the main areas of historiographical controversy, and examines the balance sheet of the Empire, discussing the costs and benefits for British society and her imperial colonies.

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