Brit(ish)

Author: Afua Hirsch

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473546893

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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From Afua Hirsch - co-presenter of Samuel L. Jackson's major BBC TV series Enslaved - the Sunday Times bestseller that reveals the uncomfortable truth about race and identity in Britain today. You're British. Your parents are British. Your partner, your children and most of your friends are British. So why do people keep asking where you're from? We are a nation in denial about our imperial past and the racism that plagues our present. Brit(ish) is Afua Hirsch's personal and provocative exploration of how this came to be - and an urgent call for change. 'The book for our divided and dangerous times' David Olusoga

Reproducing the British Caribbean

Author: Juanita De Barros

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 146961605X

Category: History

Page: 296

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Reproducing the British Caribbean: Sex, Gender, and Population Politics after Slavery

The British Imperial Century, 1815–1914

Author: Timothy H. Parsons

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 074257217X

Category: History

Page: 168

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Ideal for adoption in introductory and upper-level classes in European and world history, this book provides a concise narrative account of the rise and fall of British imperialism. Focusing on the transition from informal to formal empire which broadened and intensified Britain's relations with Asia and Africa, Timothy Parsons describes the establishment of extensive colonies and protectorates in Egypt, India, China, and the Ottoman Empire. Parsons explores the cultural, political, economic, and social implications of British authority in these areas and he describes the various ways in which subject peoples contested and adapted to the expansion of the British Crown. This book is an excellent introduction to the subject of imperialism, and will be extremely useful for those studying this history of Britain, Africa, the Middle East, India, and the Far East.

History of British Film (Volume 4)

Author: Rachael Low

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136206345

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 580

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This set is one of the cornerstones of film scholarship, and one of the most important works on twentieth century British culture. Published between 1948 and 1985, the volumes document all aspects of film making in Britain from its origins in 1896 to 1939. Rachael Low pioneered the interpretation of films in their context, arguing that to understand films it was necessary to establish their context. Her seven volumes are an object lesson in meticulous research, lucid analysis and accessible style, and have become the benchmark in film history.

Historical Dictionary of British Foreign Policy

Author: Peter Neville

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810873710

Category: Political Science

Page: 390

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The Historical Dictionary of British Foreign Policy provides an overview of the conduct of British diplomacy since the setting up of the Foreign Office in 1782. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, an extensive bibliography, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on British prime ministers, foreign secretaries, foreign office staff and leading diplomats, but also on related military and political-economic aspects. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about British foreign policy.

Culture Wars in British Literature

Author: Tracy J. Prince

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786493070

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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The past century’s culture wars that Britain has been consumed by, but that few North Americans seem aware of, have resulted in revised notions of Britishness and British literature. Yet literary anthologies remain anchored to an archaic Anglo-English interpretation of British literature. Conflicts have been played out over specific national vs. British identity (some residents prefer to describe themselves as being from Scotland, England, Wales, or Northern Ireland instead of Britain), in debates over immigration, race, ethnicity, class, and gender, and in arguments over British literature. These debates are strikingly detailed in such chapters as: “The Difficulty Defining ‘Black British’,” “British Jewish Writers” and “Xenophobia and the Booker Prize.” Connections are also drawn between civil rights movements in the U.S. and UK. This generalist cultural study is a lively read and a fascinating glimpse into Britain’s changing identity as reflected in 20th and 21st century British literature.

Sino-British Negotiations and the Search for a Post-War Settlement, 1942–1949

Author: Zhaodong Wang

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110706652

Category: History

Page: 260

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The book is a systematic study of the China-Britain relationship during the 1942–1949 period with a particular focus on the two countries’ discussions over both the 1943 Sino-British treaty and the discarded Sino-British commercial treaty, the future of Hong Kong, and the political status of Tibet. These were dominated by two underlying themes: the elimination of the British imperialist position in China and the establishment of an equal and reciprocal bilateral relationship. The negotiations started promisingly in 1942–1943, but, by 1949, had failed to reach a satisfactory settlement. Behind the failure lay a complex set of domestic considerations and external factors, including the powerful infl uence of the United States. Even after seven decades, the failure still has a contemporary impact. Recent Sino-British disputes over the Hong Kong Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill Movement and incessant Indo-Chinese confl icts and skirmishes over their unsettled borders all attest to the enduring legacy of the years 1942–1949 as setting the scene for subsequent Sino-British and Sino-Indian relations. From this perspective, the history has never left us.

The United States and the End of British Colonial Rule in Africa, 1941Ð1968

Author: James P. Hubbard

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786457457

Category: History

Page: 421

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At the end of World War II, Britain possessed a vast African empire encompassing nearly 2.7 million square miles, about 10 times larger than Britain itself. But by 1965, only three small African territories remained under British control, all of which would become independent before the end of 1968. This book examines the swift demise of Britain’s African empire, looking particularly at the role played by the United States in bringing the empire to an end. It reveals how the United States was anti-colonial without being actively pro-independence, concluding that the country’s policies and actions, combined with its postwar dominance, directly and indirectly contributed to the political, economic, and social transformation of Africa.

The British Museum’s Excavations at Nineveh, 1846–1855

Author: Geoffrey Turner

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004435379

Category: Social Science

Page: 816

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Geoffrey Turner's definitive study of the mid-19th century excavations by the British Museum at the Assyrian site of Nineveh documents the complete history of these excavations and provides detailed reconstructions of the architecture and sculpture in the palace of Sennacherib.