The British Empire 1815 1914

Author: Frank McDonough
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 0340593768
Release Date: 1994
Genre: History

Ensure your students have access to the authoritative and in-depth content of this popular and trusted A Level History series. For over twenty years Access to History has been providing students with reliable, engaging and accessible content on a wide range of topics. Each title in the series provides comprehensive coverage of different history topics on current AS and A2 level history specifications, alongside exam-style practice questions and tips to help students achieve their best. The series: - Ensures students gain a good understanding of the AS and A2 level history topics through an engaging, in-depth and up-to-date narrative, presented in an accessible way. - Aids revision of the key A level history topics and themes through frequent summary diagrams - Gives support with assessment, both through the books providing exam-style questions and tips for AQA, Edexcel and OCR A level history specifications and through FREE model answers with supporting commentary at Access to History online (www.accesstohistory.co.uk) British Empire 1815-1914 This 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.

Access to History The British Empire c1857 1967 for AQA

Author: Alan Farmer
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 9781510423169
Release Date: 2018-08-06
Genre: History

Exam Board: AQA Level: AS/A-level Subject: History First teaching: September 2015 First exams: Summer 2016 (AS), Summer 2017 (A-level) Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series, combining in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and accessibility. Access to History is the most popular, trusted and wide-ranging series for A-level History students. This title: - Supports the content and assessment requirements of the 2015 A-level History specifications - Contains authoritative and engaging content - Includes thought-provoking key debates that examine the opposing views and approaches of historians - Provides exam-style questions and guidance for each relevant specification to help students understand how to apply what they have learnt This title is suitable for a variety of courses including: - AQA: 1J The British Empire, c1857-1967

Understanding the British Empire

Author: Ronald Hyam
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521115223
Release Date: 2010-05-20
Genre: History

Study of key themes in the history of the British Empire by one of the senior figures in the field.

Britain s Imperial Century 1815 1914

Author: Ronald Hyam
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781349227846
Release Date: 2016-01-06
Genre: History

Provides a comprehensive chronological narrative of the history of the British Empire between 1815 and 1914, together with a more theoretical and reflective concluding chapter, thus giving an overview of British policy and action which takes account of the many factors underlying British expansion.

The British Imperial Century 1815 1914

Author: Timothy H. Parsons
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9780742572171
Release Date: 1999-04-15
Genre: History

Ideal for adoption in introductory and upper-level classes in European and world history, this book provides a concise narrative account of the rise and fall of British imperialism. Focusing on the transition from informal to formal empire which broadened and intensified Britain's relations with Asia and Africa, Timothy Parsons describes the establishment of extensive colonies and protectorates in Egypt, India, China, and the Ottoman Empire. Parsons explores the cultural, political, economic, and social implications of British authority in these areas and he describes the various ways in which subject peoples contested and adapted to the expansion of the British Crown. This book is an excellent introduction to the subject of imperialism, and will be extremely useful for those studying this history of Britain, Africa, the Middle East, India, and the Far East.

Providence and Empire

Author: Stewart Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317885344
Release Date: 2014-01-09
Genre: History

The 19th century was, to a large extent, the ‘British century’. Great Britain was the great world power and its institutions, beliefs and values had an immense impact on the world far beyond its formal empire. Providence and Empire argues that knowledge of the religious thought of the time is crucial in understanding the British imperial story. The churches of the United Kingdom were the greatest suppliers of missionaries to the world, and there was a widespread belief that Britain had a divine mission to spread Christianity and civilisation, to eradicate slavery, and to help usher in the millennium; the Empire had a providential purpose in the world. This is the first connected account of the interactions of religion, politics and society in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales between 1815 and 1914. Providence and Empire is essential reading for any student who wishes to gain an insight into the social, political and cultural life of this period.

Britain s Declining Empire

Author: Ronald Hyam
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316025659
Release Date: 2007-02-05
Genre: History

An authoritative political history of one of the world's most important empires on the road to decolonisation. Ronald Hyam's 2007 book offers a major reassessment of the end of empire which combines a study of British policymaking with case studies on the experience of decolonization across Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. He describes the dysfunctional policies of an imperial system coping with postwar, interwar and wartime crises from 1918 to 1945 but the main emphasis is on the period after 1945 and the gradual unravelling of empire as a result of international criticism, and the growing imbalance between Britain's capabilities and its global commitments. He analyses the transfers of power from India in 1947 to Swaziland in 1968, the major crises such as Suez and assesses the role of leading figures from Churchill, Attlee and Eden to Macmillan and Wilson. This is essential reading for scholars and students of empire and decolonisation.

British History 1815 1914

Author: Norman McCord
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199233199
Release Date: 2007
Genre: History

This fully revised and updated edition of Norman McCord's authoritative introduction to nineteenth century British history has been extended to cover the period up to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. The nineteenth and early twentieth century saw the transformation of Britain from a predominantly rural to a largely urban society with an economy based upon manufacturing, finance, and trade, and from a society governed mainly by a landed aristocracy to what was increasingly a mass democracy. The authors chart the development of a modern state equipped with a large and expanding bureaucracy, the expansion of overseas territories into one of the world's greatest empires, and changes in religion, social attitudes, and culture. The book divides the era into four chronological periods, with chapters on the political background, administrative development, and social, economic, and cultural changes in each period. Exploring major themes such as the massive increase in population, the question of class, the scope of state activity, and the development of consumerism, leisure, and entertainment, and including a select bibliography and biographical appendix, this updated new edition provides the ultimate introduction to British history between the end of the Napoleonic Wars and the outbreak of the First World War.

Access to History The British Empire c1857 1967 for AQA

Author: Alan Farmer
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 9781510423169
Release Date: 2018-08-06
Genre: History

Exam Board: AQA Level: AS/A-level Subject: History First teaching: September 2015 First exams: Summer 2016 (AS), Summer 2017 (A-level) Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series, combining in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and accessibility. Access to History is the most popular, trusted and wide-ranging series for A-level History students. This title: - Supports the content and assessment requirements of the 2015 A-level History specifications - Contains authoritative and engaging content - Includes thought-provoking key debates that examine the opposing views and approaches of historians - Provides exam-style questions and guidance for each relevant specification to help students understand how to apply what they have learnt This title is suitable for a variety of courses including: - AQA: 1J The British Empire, c1857-1967

English History 1914 1945

Author: A. J. P. Taylor
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780192801401
Release Date: 2001-06-07
Genre: Social Science

This book chronicles three decades largely overshadowed by war and mass unemployment. It was a period that saw in England the formation of a national government, the only genuine incidence of three-party politics, the fruition of campaigns for trades union recognition, women's suffrage, and Irish independence, and abroad withdrawal from the Gold Standard and involvement in collective security. Written in Taylor's customary provocative style, this is historical writing at its best. - ;This book begins on 4 August 1914, the day Britain entered the 'Great War', and describes the three decades of unparalleled upheaval and change up to the defeat of Japan in 1945, which marked the end of the Second World War. Twin themes of international conflict and mass unemployment in England predominate - besides giving a full account of foreign and domestic politics which were elaborated to deal with them, Taylor also pays particular attention to the impact of events on everyday lives. This book is an essential work from one of the finest historians of the twentieth century, which no one interested in the affairs of the UK will want to be without. -

Britain and Empire 1880 1945

Author: Dane Kennedy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317876229
Release Date: 2014-07-22
Genre: History

Britain and Empire, 1880-1945 traces the relationship between Britain and its empire during a period when the two spheres intersected with one another to an unprecedented degree. The story starts with the imperial expansion of the late nineteenth century and ends with the Second World War, at the end of which Britain was on the brink of decolonisation. The author shows how empire came to figure into almost every important development that marked Britain¿s response to the upheavals of the late nineteenth century and first half of the twentieth century. He examines its influence on foreign policy, party politics, social reforms, cultural practices, and national identity. At the same time, he shows how domestic developments affected imperial policies. Written in an engaging and accessible manner, this book: integrates British and imperial history in a single narrative provides a useful synthesis of recent historical research in the area analyses topics ranging from ideology and culture to politics and foreign affairs contains a chronology, glossary, who¿s who and guide to further reading Britain and Empire, 1880-1945 provides an up-to-date, accessible survey, ideal for students coming to the subject for the first time.

The Second British Empire

Author: Timothy H. Parsons
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442235298
Release Date: 2014-08-07
Genre: History

Parsons uses vivid detail to show how Africans, Asians, Arabs, and West Indians brought about the demise of the seemingly invincible British Empire by refusing to be treated as inferior imperial subjects. He traces the empire’s legacies— the new cultures and norms that arose from its global networks of commerce, migration, and cultural exchange.