By Andrew Thompson

ISBN-10: 0198794649

ISBN-13: 9780198794646

ISBN-10: 0199236585

ISBN-13: 9780199236589

Written by way of experts from numerous fields, this edited quantity is the 1st systematic research of the effect of imperialism on twentieth-century Britain. The participants discover varied points of Britain's imperial adventure because the empire weathered the storms of the 2 international wars, used to be as a result dismantled, after which it appears used to be long past. How commonly used to be the empire's presence felt in British tradition and society? What used to be where of imperial questions in
British occasion politics? was once Britain's prestige as a world energy more advantageous or underpinned through the life of its empire? What used to be the relation of Britain's empire to nationwide identities in the United Kingdom?

The chapters variety largely from social attitudes to empire and where of the colonies within the public mind's eye, to the results of imperialism for demography, alternate, get together politics and political tradition, executive and international coverage, the church buildings and civil society, and the militia. the quantity additionally addresses the attention-grabbing but advanced query of ways, after the formal finish of empire, the colonial earlier has endured to impinge upon our post-colonial current, as members reflect
upon the varied ways that the legacies of empire are interpreted and debated in Britain today.

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