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The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Andrew Porter


The Oxford History of the British Empire is an assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. Volume III covers the long nineteenth century, from the achievement of American independence in the 1780s 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. It 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 expa ... More

Keywords: British Empire, American independence, World War One, British colonial expansion, imperial rule, science, imperial institutions, colonial defence, colonial cultures, exploration

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Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198205654
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205654.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Porter, editor
University of London

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8 Britain and China, 1842–1914

Jürgen Osterhammel


22 Ireland and the Empire

David Fitzpatrick

23 Canada from 1815

Ged Martin

24 Australia and the Western Pacific

Donald Denoon, and Marivic Wyndham

26 Southern Africa, 1795–1910

Christopher Saunders, and Iain R. Smith

28 The British Occupation of Egypt from 1882

Afaf Lutfi Al-Sayyid - Marsot

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