The Fate of Empire, 1776-2000 (A History of Britain, #3) - [pdf]

The Fate of Empire, 1776-2000 (A History of Britain, #3)
Title:The Fate of Empire, 1776-2000 (A History of Britain, #3)
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Epic book online Books by: Simon Schama, Timothy West Simon Schama s dramatic broad ranging and immensely engaging history of Britain reaches its triumphant conclusion in this final volume which stretches from the American Revolution to the present br Despite being the first industrial society the powerhouse of westernization the first emancipator of slaves Britain used conquest and coercion to become a globalizing power At its height what Schama calls the empire of good intentions Britain controlled a quarter of the world s population But instead of nurturing its wards in freedom and prosperity it presided over the famines and religious furies that would undo its power br At the same time Britain was discovering itself beginning with the Romantic genereation in the wilds of Scotland and Wales During Queen Victoria s long reign previously invisible and inaudible Britons woman the working class the colonized found their voice and demanded their share In the twentieth century Britain s sense of historical isolation collapsed before the engulfing reality of two world wars br

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