Liberalism, imperialism and the historical imagination : nineteenth century visions of Great Britain /

This book examines the ways in which imperial agendas informed the writing of history in nineteenth-century Britain and how historical writing transformed imperial agendas. Using the published writings and personal papers of Walter Scott, J. A. Froude, James Mill, Rammohun Roy, T. B. Macaulay, E. A....

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Main Author: Koditschek, Theodore.
Format: Book Electronic
Published:Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2011.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Imagining Great Britain : Union, Empire, and the burden of history, 1800-1830
  • Imagining a British India : history and reconstruction of Empire
  • Imagining a Greater Britain : the Macaulays and the liberal romance of Empire
  • Re-imagining a Greater Britain : J.A. Froude: counter-romance and controversy
  • Greater Britain and the "lesser breeds" : liberalism, race, and evolutionary history
  • Indian liberals and Great Britain : the search for union through history
  • Epilogue : from liberal imperialism to conservative unionism : losing the thread of progress in history.