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Settlers and Expatriates: Britons over the Seas

Robert Bickers


The British Empire gave rise to various new forms of British identity in the colonial world outside the Dominions. In cities and colonies, and in sovereign states subject to more informal pressures, such as Argentina or China, communities of Britons developed and they developed identities inflected by local ambitions and pressures. As a result they often found themselves at loggerheads with their diplomatic or colonial office minders, especially in the era of decolonization. The impact of empire on metropolitan British identity is increasingly well documented; the evolution of dominions' natio ... More

Keywords: settlers, expatriates, colonialism, migration, history, British Empire

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199297672
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297672.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Bickers, editor
Professor of History, University of Bristol
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