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The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume IV: The Twentieth Century
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The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume IV: The Twentieth Century

Judith Brown, Wm Roger Louis, and Wm Roger Louis


This book, which is volume IV in a series, is an assessment of the British Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. This series helps to understand the end of Empire in relation to its beginning, the meaning of British imperialism for the ruled as well as for the rulers, and the significance of the British Empire as a theme in world history. This 20th-century volume considers many aspects of the ‘imperial experience’ in the final years of the British Empire, culminating in the mid-century's rapid processes of decolonization. It seeks to under ... More

Keywords: British Empire, North American colonies, West Indies, Hong Kong, British imperialism, decolonization, imperial centres, colonial institutions, colonial trade, colonial culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198205647
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205647.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Judith Brown, editor
Balliol College, Oxford

Wm Roger Louis, editor
University of Texas at Austin; and Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford

Wm Roger Louis, contributor

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