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A Short History of British Colonial Policy

By Hugh Edward Egerton
  • ISBN Code: : 1351348205
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 558
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This volume discusses a short history of British Colonial policy. With all its faults the book represents much reading and some thought. In writing what is, to some extent, a history of opinion, it has been impossible altogether to suppress my own individual opinions. I trust, however that I have not seemed to attach importance to them. In dealing with the later periods, I remembered Sir Walter Raleigh's remark on the fate which awaits the treatment of contemporary history; but obscurity may claim its compensations, and atleast I am not conscious of having written under the bias of personal or party prejudice.

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By S. R. Mehrotra
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000510956
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 892
  • Pdf File: india-and-the-commonwealth-1885-1929.pdf

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The story of the transformation of the old British Empire into the modern Commonwealth had often been told from the point of view of Great Britain and the ‘white dominions’. No attempt had so far been made to describe the decisive role of India in the shaping of the multi-racial Commonwealth of today. Originally published in 1965, the main theme of this work by an Indian author is the growth of the idea of Commonwealth in India from 1885, the year in which the Indian National Congress was organized, to 1929, when Congress declared ‘complete independence’ to be its goal. What did the British Empire mean to early Indian nationalists? How did the ideal of self-government of India on the Dominion model grow? What was India’s continued association with the Commonwealth valued in India and in Britain? Answers to these and similar questions are attempted in this book. Despite its great importance, the role of India in the Commonwealth in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries had received little attention from scholars. Dr Mehrotra’s clear, incisive, informed and balanced study was therefore the more welcome, not only for its source, but because it lent a new dimension to our understanding of India’s part in defining and enlarging the idea of Commonwealth. It is an important contribution to Commonwealth and to modern Indian history.

British Economists and the Empire

By John Cunningham Wood
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1315316943
  • Total of Pages : 318
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 568
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This study, first published in 1983, is primarily concerned with what the British economists over the period 1860 to 1914 wrote on a range of economic and non-economic aspects of the British Empire, and the reasons for their conclusions. The attempt is also made to correct the view that mainstream British economists after 1860 were antithetical to the concept of empire. This title will be of interest to students of economic thought.

An Introduction to World Politics

By Herbert Adams Gibbons
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317288009
  • Total of Pages : 596
  • Category : History
  • Members : 572
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Originally published in 1922, An Introduction to World Politics, was published at a particularly interesting time in international relations, just a few short years after the first world war. With this in mind, Gibbons has approached this text as a general introduction to world politics, both examining causes of recent events in his lifetime as well as exploring what he refers to as ‘the beginning’ of World Politics. This study delves into various aspects of world politics throughout history including the colonialism of the British and the French and several wars and treaties with analysis on how this impacted on relations between nations. This title will be of interest to students of Political History and International Relations.

The Colonization of Australia : The Wakefield Experiment in Empire Building

By Richard Charles Mills
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 392
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 250
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"The Colonization of Australia: The Wakefield Experiment in Empire Building" is a study of the political doctrine of Edward Gibbon Wakefield, who created an ideological basis for the colonization of Australia. His achievements in colonization and colonial policy were the subjects of many works, yet, the analysis presented here gives a detailed and structured chronology of Wakefield's empire-building experiment.

The History of the Thirteen Colonies of North America 1497-1763

By Reginald Welbury Jeffrey
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1465539697
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Frontiers of Labor

By Greg Patmore,Shelton Stromquist
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  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Book Code : 0252050509
  • Total of Pages : 392
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 144
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Alike in many aspects of their histories, Australia and the United States diverge in striking ways when it comes to their working classes, labor relations, and politics. Greg Patmore and Shelton Stromquist curate innovative essays that use transnational and comparative analysis to explore the two nations' differences. The contributors examine five major areas: World War I's impact on labor and socialist movements; the history of coerced labor; patterns of ethnic and class identification; forms of working-class collective action; and the struggles related to trade union democracy and independent working-class politics. Throughout, many essays highlight how hard-won transnational ties allowed Australians and Americans to influence each other's trade union and political cultures. Contributors: Robin Archer, Nikola Balnave, James R. Barrett, Bradley Bowden, Verity Burgmann, Robert Cherny, Peter Clayworth, Tom Goyens, Dianne Hall, Benjamin Huf, Jennie Jeppesen, Marjorie A. Jerrard, Jeffrey A. Johnson, Diane Kirkby, Elizabeth Malcolm, Patrick O'Leary, Greg Patmore, Scott Stephenson, Peta Stevenson-Clarke, Shelton Stromquist, and Nathan Wise