Paperback Ten cities that made an empire / Tristram Hunt.
Publication year: 2015
Media class: Paperback
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780141047782 (pbk.) :
Originally published: London: Allen Lane, 2014.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Extent: xvii, 513 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (
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The final embers of the British Empire are dying, but its legacy remains in the lives and structures of the cities which it shaped. Here Tristram Hunt examines the stories and defining ideas of 10 of the most important: Boston, Bridgetown, Dublin, Cape Town, Calcutta, Hong Kong, Bombay, Melbourne, New Delhi, and 20th-century Liverpool. Rejecting binary views of the British Empire as 'very good' or 'very bad', Hunt uses an exceptional array of primary accounts and personal reflection to chart the processes of exchange and adaptation that collectively shaped the colonial experience - and, in turn, transformed the culture, economy and identity of the British Isles.