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The British Empire


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General Introduction The Early Empire An empire of the sea Slavery Colonial identities The Eighteenth Century New horizons The American Revolution Conquest and identity The problem of India The Nineteenth Century Trade and empire Reform and empire The British diaspora Empire contested The 'new imperialism' The Twentieth Century The end of empire The empire at war The pioneers: India/Pakistan and Ghana Settler minorities: Kenya and Zimbabwe Peoples and borders: Palestine and Malaysia Maps Chronology Select bibliography

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Jane Samson is Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Classics at the University of Alberta, Edmonton. She is editor, with Alan Frost, of 'Pacific Empires: Essays in Honour of Glyndwr Williams' (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press; Vancouver: UBC Press, 1999) and author of 'Imperial Benevolence: Making British Authority in the Pacific Islands' (Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press and London: Curzon Press, 1998).


Excellent, incredibly useful collection of primary sources for an undergraduate course on the British Empire. * Charlotte L Riley, Lecturer in Modern British History, University of York *

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