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Forging a British World of Trade: Culture, Ethnicity, and Market in the Empire-Commonwealth, 1880-1975

David Thackeray


Brexit is likely to lead to the largest shift in Britain’s economic orientation in living memory. Some have argued that leaving the EU will enable Britain to revive markets in Commonwealth countries with which it has long-standing historical ties. Their opponents argue that such claims are based on forms of imperial nostalgia which ignore the often uncomfortable historical trade relations between Britain and these countries, as well as the UK’s historical role as a global, rather than chiefly imperial, economy. This book explores how efforts to promote a ‘British World’ system, centred on prom ... More

Keywords: British World, economic imagination, markets, ethnicity, decolonization, networks

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198816713
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198816713.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Thackeray, author
Senior Lecturer in History, University of Exeter