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20. Reluctant Imperialists?

20. Reluctant Imperialists?  

Christopher Harvie and H. C. G. Matthew

in Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776533
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853981.003.0020
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‘Reluctant Imperialists?’ outlines British imperial policy in the late nineteenth century. Britain did not, as a whole, look for increased direct imperial authority, nor did public opinion ... More
3. In the beginning—African origins and global movements

3. In the beginning—African origins and global movements  

Chris Gosden

in Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2018
Published Online: 
Jun 2018
eISBN: 
9780191841705
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198803515.003.0003
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chapter
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9780198803515
‘In the beginning—African origins and global movements’ outlines the history of human ancestors, who split off from the other great apes in the late Miocene (c.7 mya (million years ago)). ... More
4. The Second World War

4. The Second World War  

Kenneth O. Morgan

in Twentieth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776526
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853974.003.0004
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chapter
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9780192853974
For the people of Britain, the Second World War was a far less jingoistic affair than the First. Although there was a powerful spirit of national unity, the mood was one of determination ... More
5. The Post-War World

5. The Post-War World  

Kenneth O. Morgan

in Twentieth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776526
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853974.003.0005
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9780192853974
Post-war Britain saw the rise of a social democracy based on a mixed economy and a welfare state, which led to a sustained period of political harmony and cultural renewal. ‘The Post-War ... More

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