The nineteenth century

by A.N. Porter

Paper Book, 1999

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Available

Publication

Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1999.

Description

Volume III of The Oxford History of the British Empire covers the long nineteenth century, from the achievement of American independence in the 1780's to the eve of world war in 1914. This was the period of Britain's greatest expansion as both empire-builder and dominant world power. The volume is divided into two parts. The first contains thematic chapters, some focusing on Britain, others on areas at the imperial periphery, exploring those fundamental dynamics of British expansion which made imperial influence and rule possible. They also examine the economic, cultural, and institutional frame

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