The Resource A history of Britain : the fate of Empire, 1776-2000, Simon Schama

A history of Britain : the fate of Empire, 1776-2000, Simon Schama

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A history of Britain : the fate of Empire, 1776-2000
Title
A history of Britain
Title remainder
the fate of Empire, 1776-2000
Statement of responsibility
Simon Schama
Title variation
Fate of empire, 1776-2000
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The story opens on the eve of a bloody revolution, but not a British one. The French Revolution never quite crossed the Channel, though its spirit of fiery defiance and Romantic idealism did, sparking off a round of radical revolts and reforms that gathered momentum over the coming century - from the Irish Rebellion to the Chartist Petition. The great question of the Victorian century was how the world's first industrial society could come through its growing pains without falling apart in social and political conflict. Would the machine age destroy or strengthen the institutions that held Britain together, from the family to the farm? And if the British Empire helped to make Britain stable and rich, did it live up to its promise to help the ruled as well as the rulers? On the way to answering these questions, The Fate of Empire makes stops at both celebrations, like the Great Exhibition, and catastrophes, like the Irish potato famine and the Indian Mutiny. Amidst the military and economic shocks and traumas of the 20[superscript th] century, and through the voices of Churchill, Orwell and H. G. Wells, it asks the question that is still with us - is the immense weight of our history a blessing or a curse, a gift or a millstone around the neck of our future?"--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BNB
Dewey number
941
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
A history of Britain : the fate of Empire, 1776-2000, Simon Schama
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A history of Britain : the fate of Empire, 1776-2000, Simon Schama
Publication
Note
Cover subtitle: Volume 3, The fate of empire, 1776-2000
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 560-567) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • The Empire of Good Intentions: Investments
  • Ch. 6.
  • The Empire of Good Intentions: The Dividend
  • Ch. 7.
  • The Last of Bladesover?
  • Ch. 8.
  • Endurance
  • Ch. 1.
  • Forces of Nature: The Road to Revolution?
  • Ch. 2.
  • Forces of Nature: The Road Home
  • Ch. 3.
  • The Queen and the Hive
  • Ch. 4.
  • Wives, Daughters, Widows
Control code
7065714
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Dimensions
26cm.
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Extent
447 pages, [40] pages of plates
Isbn
9780563487197
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some col), color maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) PALM180144
  • (Uk)gb A20V9534
  • 7065714
  • (BNAtoc)B1657273
  • (NLNZils)864843

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