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The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Robin Winks


This series is an assessment of the British Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. From the founding of colonies in North America and the West Indies in the 17th century to the reversion of Hong Kong to China at the end of the 20th, British imperialism was a catalyst for far-reaching change. This series aims to help with the understanding the end of Empire in relation to its beginning, the meaning of British imperialism for the ruled as well as for the rulers, and the significance of the British Empire as a theme in world histo ... More

Keywords: British Empire, North American colonies, West Indies, Hong Kong, British imperialism, primary sources, nationalism, decolonization, Cold War, constitutional issues

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198205661
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robin Winks, editor
Yale University

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1 Introduction

WM. Roger Louis

5 The American Revolution

Doron Ben-Atar

6 Ireland

David Harkness

9 Australia and the Empire

Stuart Macintyre

11 India to 1858

Robert E. Frykenberg

12 India, 1858 to the 1930s

Tapan Raychaudhuri

13 India in the 1940s

Robin J. Moore

14 Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

K. M. De Silva

18 Exploration and Empire

Robert A. Stafford

19 Missions and Empire

Norman Etherington

22 Imperial Defence

David Killingray

31 West Africa

Falola Toyin

33 Southern and Central Africa

William H. Worger

35 The Commonwealth

Mcintyre W. David

36 Art and Empire

Jeffrey Auerbach

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