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Hobson and Imperialism: Radicalism, New Liberalism, and Finance 1887-1938

P. J. Cain


The year 2002 saw the centenary of J. A. Hobson's critique of British imperial expansion, Imperialism: A Study. This book marked the occasion by evaluating Hobson's writings on Imperialism from his days as a journalist in London to his death in 1940. The early chapters chart Hobson's progress from complacent imperialist in the 1880s to radical critic of empire by 1898. This is followed by an account of the origins of Imperialism and a close analysis of the text in the context of contemporary debates. Two chapters cover Hobson's later writings, showing their richness and variety, and analysing ... More

Keywords: J. A. Hobson, imperialism, Imperialism: A Study, British imperial expansion, empire

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780198203902
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203902.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

P. J. Cain, author
Research Professor in History, Sheffield Hallam University
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