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Britain's Experience of Empire in the Twentieth Century

Andrew Thompson


Written by specialists from various fields, this edited volume is the first systematic investigation of the impact of imperialism on twentieth‐century Britain. The contributors explore different aspects of Britain’s imperial experience as the empire weathered the storms of the two world wars, was subsequently dismantled, and then apparently was gone. How widely was the empires presence felt in British culture and society? What was the place of imperial questions in British party politics? Was Britain’s status as a global power enhanced or underpinned by the existence of its empire? What was th ... More

Keywords: empire, Commonwealth, colonies, imperialism, decolonization, imperial experience, global power, world role, immigration, missionaries

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199236589
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236589.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Thompson, editor
Professor of Imperial and Global History, School of History, University of Leeds