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By Bernard Porter

ISBN-10: 1784534455

ISBN-13: 9781784534455

The British Empire is frequently misunderstood. Judgments of it range commonly, from widely adulatory - a ‘great’ company, spreading ‘civilization’ during the global; to the blame that's frequently wear it for many of the world’s ills at the present time, together with racism, exploitation and the issues of the center East. during this provocative e-book, Bernard Porter argues that a lot of those judgments come up from a few basic misreadings of the character, explanations and results of British imperialism, which used to be a extra advanced, ambivalent and in many ways unintentional phenomenon than it is usually taken to be. Drawing on his fifty years’ adventure of study and writing at the topic, Porter goals to transparent away the various misconceptions that encompass the tale of the British Empire’s upward thrust, governance and fall; and to indicate many ways to a fairer (though no longer unavoidably extra beneficial) overview of it. He addresses the connections of imperialism with capitalism, racism and British family tradition, and ends with a few reflections at the smooth repercussions of either the Empire itself, and the myths that have sprung up round it.

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