The Imperial History Wars

Imperial history and postcolonial theory -- The boundaries of Oxford's empire -- Imperial history and postcolonial studies revisited -- Exploration and empire -- The white man's world -- Debating the end of empire: exceptionalism and its ...

Author: Dane Keith Kennedy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 1474278906

Category: Great Britain

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Imperial history and postcolonial theory -- The boundaries of Oxford's empire -- Imperial history and postcolonial studies revisited -- Exploration and empire -- The white man's world -- Debating the end of empire: exceptionalism and its critics -- On the American empire from a British imperial perspective -- The means and ends of empire -- The imperial history wars -- Does British history matter anymore?: Reflections on the age of Brexit and Trump
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The Imperial History Wars

Dane Kennedy has contributed to the imperial history wars for more than thirty years, and in this volume he brings his most important writings, along with brand new material, together for the first time to provide a sweeping overview of the ...

Author: Dane Kennedy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474278898

Category: History

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The history of the British Empire, a subject that had slipped into obscurity when the empire came to an end, has since made a stunning comeback, generating a series of heated debates about the causes, character, and consequences of empire. In this volume Dane Kennedy offers a wide-ranging assessment of the main schools of thought that have transformed the way we view the British Empire and the world it helped to create. Navigating a clear course through these intellectual waters requires an awareness of their shifting currents and a commitment to tracking their changing character over time. Dane Kennedy has contributed to the imperial history wars for more than thirty years, and in this volume he brings his most important writings, along with brand new material, together for the first time to provide a sweeping overview of the subject and the debates that have shaped it. The Imperial History Wars is essential reading for any student or scholar of the British Empire.
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The Imperial History Wars

They created what can be called the imperial history wars. This book seeks to
make sense of these wars. It is the product of several decades' worth of reading
and writing about the increasingly large and varied scholarship concerning the ...

Author: Dane Kennedy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474278881

Category: History

Page: 232

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The history of the British Empire, a subject that had slipped into obscurity when the empire came to an end, has since made a stunning comeback, generating a series of heated debates about the causes, character, and consequences of empire. In this volume Dane Kennedy offers a wide-ranging assessment of the main schools of thought that have transformed the way we view the British Empire and the world it helped to create. Navigating a clear course through these intellectual waters requires an awareness of their shifting currents and a commitment to tracking their changing character over time. Dane Kennedy has contributed to the imperial history wars for more than thirty years, and in this volume he brings his most important writings, along with brand new material, together for the first time to provide a sweeping overview of the subject and the debates that have shaped it. The Imperial History Wars is essential reading for any student or scholar of the British Empire.
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East Asia Beyond the History Wars

This book examines how Korean historians from North and South exchange ideas about national history, how Chinese film-makers reframe their views of the war with Japan, and how Japanese social activists develop grassroots reconciliation ...

Author: Tessa Morris-Suzuki

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415637459

Category: History

Page: 202

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East Asia is now the world’s economic powerhouse, but ghosts of history continue to trouble relations between the key countries of the region, particularly between Japan, China and the two Koreas. Unhappy legacies of Japan’s military expansion in pre-war Asia prompt on-going calls for apologies, while conflicts over ownership of cultural heritage cause friction between China and Korea, and no peace treaty has ever been signed to conclude the Korean War. For over a decade, the region’s governments and non-government groups have sought to confront the ghosts of the past by developing paths to reconciliation. Focusing particularly on popular culture and grassroots action, East Asia beyond the History Warsexplores these East Asian approaches to historical reconciliation. This book examines how Korean historians from North and South exchange ideas about national history, how Chinese film-makers reframe their views of the war with Japan, and how Japanese social activists develop grassroots reconciliation projects with counterparts from Korea and elsewhere. As the volume’s studies of museums, monuments and memorials show, East Asian public images of modern history are changing, but change is fragile and uncertain. This unfinished story of East Asia’s search for historical reconciliation has important implications for the study of popular memory worldwide. Presenting a fresh perspective on reconciliation which draws on both history and cultural studies, this book will be welcomed by students and scholars working in the fields of Asian history, Asian culture and society as well as those interested in war and memory studies more generally.
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The Imperial Cruise

In 2005, James Bradley retraced that epic voyage and discovered the remarkable truth about America's vast imperial past.

Author: James Bradley

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 0316014001

Category: History

Page: 400

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On the success of his two bestselling books about World War II, James Bradley began to wonder what the real catalyst was for the Pacific War. What he discovered shocked him. In 1905 President Teddy Roosevelt dispatched Secretary of War William Taft, his daughter Alice, and a gaggle of congressmen on a mission to Japan, the Philippines, China, and Korea with the intent of forging an agreement to divide up Asia. This clandestine pact lit the fuse that would-decades later-result in a number of devastating wars: WWII, the Korean War, and the communist revolution in China. In 2005, James Bradley retraced that epic voyage and discovered the remarkable truth about America's vast imperial past. Full of fascinating characters brought brilliantly to life, The Imperial Cruise will powerfully revise the way we understand U.S. history.
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Audiovisual Materials

[Filmstrip] / Imperial Educational Resources ; in collaboration with S.A.Films. —-
Pleasantville, N.Y. : Imperial Educational Resources, 1977. ... —History——War
with Mexico, 1845-1848 United States expansion : Texas and the Far Southwest.

Author: Library of Congress

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ISBN: UOM:39015066321343

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The Boer War

He places the Anglo-Boer War struggle of 1899-1902 in its historical context with other 'small wars', such as the more recent ones in Iraq and Afghanistan, making this an essential book not only for anyone interested in the Boer War, but ...

Author: Bill Nasson

Publisher: History Publishing Group

ISBN: 0752460226

Category: South Africa

Page: 352

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The Boer War was a costly colonial conflict between the British Empire and the two independent Boer republics in South Africa. Pitting the superior armed might of British imperialism against two of the world’s tiniest rural states, it nevertheless took almost three years for the Boer forces to be defeated. The war saw the first use by the British of civilian concentration camps and the employment of a ‘scorched earth’ policy against a European enemy, while the Boer amateur armies organised as commandos to try to hold out against defeat. Britain’s eventual victory laid the foundations of modern South Africa. Bill Nasson, Professor of History at the University of Stellenbosch, has fully revised and updated his earlier authoritative history of the conflict, taking account of the most recent scholarship and making use of Afrikaans sources as well as those in English. He places the Anglo-Boer War struggle of 1899–1902 in its historical context with other ‘small wars’, such as the more recent ones in Iraq and Afghanistan, making this an essential book not only for anyone interested in the Boer War, but also in imperial history more generally, and in Britain’s overseas colonial campaigns.
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The Use of Documentary Evidence in the Study of Roman Imperial History

Augustus places this word imperator , which grew to indicate ' emperor ' and
which we so translate , as almost a personal name and one showing his
successful prosecution of Rome's wars . The normal word used in Augustan
Rome to denote ...

Author: Brian W. Jones

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ISBN: UOM:39015010823287

Category: History

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The Lion s Share

Well-known for its vigorous and readable style, this book presents a broad narrative of events and explores a number of general themes, challenging more conventional and popular interpretations of British imperialism, as well as the ...

Author: Bernard Porter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000176605

Category: History

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Updated to incorporate a substantial new epilogue considering Brexit and its ‘imperial’ implications, the sixth edition of The Lion’s Share remains an essential introduction to British imperialism from its Victorian heyday to the present. Well-known for its vigorous and readable style, this book presents a broad narrative of events and explores a number of general themes, challenging more conventional and popular interpretations of British imperialism, as well as the simplistic ‘for’ and ‘against’ arguments put forward in today’s ‘history wars’. Bernard Porter sees imperialism as a symptom not of Britain's strength in the world, but of her decline, and he argues that the empire itself both aggravated and obscured deep-seated malaise in the British economy. This sixth edition includes a final epilogue that engages with what Brexit means for British Imperial History, and whether it represents an extension of or final conclusion to Britain’s Imperial Career. In so doing, the book offers readers a thorough understanding of the history of British imperialism and its heritage, extending right into the present day. Supported by maps, images and an updated chronology, The Lion’s Share is the perfect resource for both students and those interested in British and Imperial History from the Victorian era to the modern day.
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American History Wars of the colonies

And here I must remind my readers again that they must not lose sight of the true
point at issue in this dispute , which was , not whether the colonies should be
taxed for their proper proportion of the expenses of the imperial government , but
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Author: Jacob Abbott

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ISBN: UCAL:$B535865

Category: Indians of North America

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Contesting History

Contesting History is an authoritative guide to the positive and negative applications of the past in the public arena and what this signifies for the meaning of history more widely.

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472519535

Category: Political Science

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Contesting History is an authoritative guide to the positive and negative applications of the past in the public arena and what this signifies for the meaning of history more widely. Using a global, non-Western model, Jeremy Black examines the employment of history by the state, the media, the national collective memory and others and considers its fundamental significance in how we understand the past. Moving from public life pre-1400 to the struggle of ideologies in the 20th century and contemporary efforts to find meaning in historical narratives, Jeremy Black incorporates a great deal of original material on governmental, social and commercial influences on the public use of history. This includes a host of in-depth case studies from different periods of history around the world, and coverage of public history in a wider range of media, including TV and film. Readers are guided through this material by an expansive introduction, section headings, chapter conclusions and a selected further reading list. Written with eminent clarity and breadth of knowledge, Contesting History is a key text for all students of public history and anyone keen to know more about the nature of history as a discipline and concept.
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Rediscovering the British World

The essays presented in this collection consider a wide range of cultural, social and intellectual topics specific to British History from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century.

Author: Phillip Alfred Buckner

Publisher: University of Calgary Press

ISBN: 9781552381793

Category: History

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The essays presented in this collection consider a wide range of cultural, social and intellectual topics specific to British History from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century. The book attempts to show the centrality of the Empire in the history of various nations created by the British diaspora overseas. It examines numerous topics relating to British history, including the history of the old self-governing Dominions -- Canada, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia -- and seeks to uncover the true nature of how British Imperial history has been written. Rejecting a nostalgic point of view, these essays written by leaders in the field, are cast in a critical light asking the reader to evaluate the historiographical context of British history.
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Imperial Meridian

In this impressive and ambitious survey Dr Bayly studies the rise, apogee and decline of what has come to be called `the Second British Empire' -- the great expansion of British dominion overseas (particularly in Asia and the Middle East) ...

Author: C. A. Bayly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317870678

Category: History

Page: 312

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In this impressive and ambitious survey Dr Bayly studies the rise, apogee and decline of what has come to be called `the Second British Empire' -- the great expansion of British dominion overseas (particularly in Asia and the Middle East) during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic era that, coming between the loss of America and the subsequent partition of Africa, constitutes the central phase of British imperial history.
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United Empire

155 . certainty in the Mediterranean , raises The story of the Maori Wars has often
the question whether at least for a been ... of one principle : " an at a time of
critical importance to British enduring society must be founded on Imperial history
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ISBN: UOM:39015057094578

Category: Great Britain

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An Imperial State at War

Like theSinews of Poweritself, this is a major advance in the study of Britain's first empire.

Author: Lawrence Stone

Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge

ISBN: 0415061423

Category: History

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The study of eighteenth century history has been transformed by the writings of John Brewer, and most recently, with The Sinews of Power, he challenged the central concepts of British history. Brewer argues that the power of the British state increased dramatically when it was forced to pay the costs of war in defence of her growing empire. In An Imperial State at War, edited by Lawrence Stone (himself no stranger to controversy), the leading historians of the eighteenth century put the Brewer thesis under the spotlight. Like theSinews of Poweritself, this is a major advance in the study of Britain's first empire.
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The Nineteenth Century

About the Series: The Oxford History of the British Empire is a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records.

Author: Andrew Porter

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199246785

Category: History

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Volume III of "The Oxford History of the British Empire" covers the long 19th century, from the achievement of American independence in the 1780s to the eve of world war in 1914. This was the period of Britain's greatest expansion as both empire-builder and dominant world power. The volume is divided into two parts. The first contains thematic chapters, some focusing on Britain, others on areas at the imperial periphery, exploring those fundamental dynamics of British expansion which made imperial influence and rule possible. They also examine the economic, cultural, and institutional frameworks which gave shape to Britain's overseas empire. Part 2 is devoted to the principal areas of imperial activity overseas, including both white settler and tropical colonies. Chapters examine how British interests and imperial rule shaped individual regions' 19th-century political and social-economic history. Themes dealt with include the economics of empire, imperial institutions, defence, technology, imperial and colonial cultures, science and exploration.
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A History Of The First World War In 100 Objects

A History of the First World War in 100 Objects narrates the causes, progress and outcome of the First World War by telling the stories behind 100 items of material evidence of that cataclysmic and shattering conflict.

Author: John Hughes-Wilson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781844037605

Category: History

Page: 40

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A History of the First World War in 100 Objects narrates the causes, progress and outcome of the First World War by telling the stories behind 100 items of material evidence of that cataclysmic and shattering conflict. From weapons that created carnage to affectionate letters home and from unexpected items of trench decoration to the paintings of official war artists, the objects are as extraordinary in their diversity and story-telling power as they are devastating in their poignancy. Each object is depicted on a full page and is the subject of a short chapter that 'fans out' from the item itself to describe the context, the people and the events associated with it. Distinctive and original, A History of the First World War in 100 Objects is a unique commemoration of 'the war to end all wars'.
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Daily Report

... market and economy have a supranational nature . It is pointless to lament
over numerous wars and internal conflicts that happened in imperial history . War
is a phenomenon of our imperfect world . Not only empires waged wars in the
past .

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ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU00733628

Category: Eurasia

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Journal of African Children s Youth Literature

Henty based about twenty - five of his novels on imperial history and wars , using
these novels as a vehicle for his views on imperialism . This essay explores
connections between British empire - building , the concept of “ race , ” juvenile ...

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ISBN: IND:30000026242754

Category: African literature

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