The British Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

  • Mark Doyle
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  • ISBN-10: 1440841985
  • ISBN-13: 9781440841989
  • DDC: 909
  • 760 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released March 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Overview

From early sixteenth-century explorations to the handover of Hong Kong in 1997, the British Empire controlled outposts on every continent, spreading its people and ideas across the globe and profiting mightily in the process. The present state of our world-from its increasing interconnectedness to its vast inequalities and from the successful democracies of North America to the troubled regimes of Africa and the Middle East-can be traced, in large part, to the way in which Great Britain expanded and controlled its empire. This book addresses a broader range of topics than do most other surveys of the empire, covering not only major political and military developments but also topics that have only recently come to serious scholarly attention, such as women's and gender history, art and architecture, indigenous histories and perspectives, and the construction of colonial knowledge and ideologies. By going beyond the "headline" events of the British Empire, this captivating work communicates the British imperial experience in its totality.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Empires of the World.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Introduction.
Chronology.
Government and Politics.
1: Anti-Imperialism.
2: Atlantic Charter (1941).
3: Balfour Declaration (1917).
4: Board of Trade.
5: Colonial Office.
6: Decolonization.
7: Dominion Office.
8: Espionage.
9: Evangelical Christianity.
10: Foreign Office.
11: Free Trade.
12: Gender Identities.
13: Gentlemanly Capitalism.
14: Glorious Revolution (1688–1689).
15: Greater Britain.
16: Imperial Preference.
17: India Office.
18: Irish Home Rule.
19: Liberal Imperialism.
20: Mercantilism.
21: Monarchy.
22: Navigation Acts.
23: New Imperialism.
24: Parliamentary System.
25: Slavery Abolition Act (1833).
26: Social Darwinism.
27: Statute of Westminster (1931).
28: Treasury.
29: Trusteeship.
30: Unionism.
31: Utilitarianism.
Organization and Administration.
32: Cantonments.
33: Cartographers and Surveyors.
34: Commonwealth of Nations.
35: Crown Colonies.
36: Dominions.
37: Economic Development.
38: Education.
39: Federalism.
40: Humanitarian Intervention and Relief.
41: Indentured Labor.
42: Indian Civil Service.
43: Indirect Rule.
44: Informal Imperialism.
45: Judicial Systems.
46: Legal Codes.
47: Legislative Assemblies.
48: Mandate System.
49: Penal Colonies.
50: Policing.
51: Princely States.
52: Print Media.
53: Propaganda.
54: Public Health.
55: Railroads.
56: Responsible Government.
57: Settler Colonies.
58: Telegraph.
Groups and Organizations.
59: Anglo-Persian Oil Company.
60: Anti-Slavery Society.
61: Boy Scouts.
62: British Museum.
63: Chartered Companies.
64: Colonial Film Unit.
65: Conservative Party.
66: East India Company.
67: Emigration Societies.
68: Fabian Society.
69: Imperial Airways.
70: Indian National Congress.
71: Irish Republican Brotherhood.
72: Labour Party.
73: Liberal Party.
74: Maroons.
75: Missionary Societies.
76: Muslim Brotherhood.
77: Muslim League.
78: Pan-African Federation.
79: Round Table Movement.
80: Royal African Company.
81: Royal Asiatic Society.
82: Royal Commonwealth Society.
83: Sons of Liberty.
84: Trade Unions.
85: Victoria League.
86: Volunteer Forces.
87: Zionists.
Individuals.
88: Bell, Gertrude (1868–1926).
89: Besant, Annie (1847–1933).
90: Casement, Sir Roger (1864–1916).
91: Chamberlain, Joseph (1836–1914).
92: Churchill, Winston (1874–1965).
93: Clive, Robert (1725–1774).
94: Cook, James (1728–1779).
95: Curzon, George Nathaniel, Lord Curzon (1859–1925).
96: De Valera, Eamon (1882–1975).
97: Disraeli, Benjamin (1804–1881).
98: Equiano, Olaudah (1745–1797).
99: Gandhi, Mohandas (1869–1948).
100: Gladstone, William Ewart (1809–1898).
101: Gordon, Charles George (1833–1885).
102: Huxley, Elspeth (1907–1997).
103: Jones, Sir William (1746–1794).
104: Kipling, Rudyard (1865–1936).
105: Lawrence, T. E. (1885–1935).
106: Livingstone, David (1813–1873).
107: Lugard, Frederick John Dealtry, Baron Lugard (1858–1945).
108: Maine, Sir Henry Sumner (1822–1888).
109: Morgan, Sir Henry (1635–1688).
110: Nkrumah, Kwame (1909–1972).
111: Raleigh, Sir Walter (ca. 1554–1618).
112: Rhodes, Cecil (1853–1902).
113: Roy, Ram Mohan (1772–1833).
114: Schreiner, Olive (1855–1920).
115: Stanley, Henry Morton (1841–1904).
116: Temple, Henry John, Lord Palmerston (1784–1865).
117: Wolseley, Garnet (1833–1913).