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book jacket: Access to History: the British Empire, 1815-1914 Arnold

Access To History: The British Empire, 1815-1914

Frank MacDonough
ISBN: 0340593768
Publication date: August 1994

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. The book features summary diagrams and advice for students on note taking and examination skills. 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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