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The Resource Cities of empire : the British colonies and the creation of the urban world, Tristram Hunt

Cities of empire : the British colonies and the creation of the urban world, Tristram Hunt

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Cities of empire : the British colonies and the creation of the urban world
Title
Cities of empire
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the British colonies and the creation of the urban world
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Tristram Hunt
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Language
eng
Summary
"An original history of the most enduring colonial creation, the city, explored through ten portraits of powerful urban centers the British Empire left in its wake. At its peak, the British Empire was an urban civilization of epic proportions, leaving behind a network of cities which now stand as the economic and cultural powerhouses of the twenty-first century. In a series of ten vibrant urban biographies that stretch from the shores of Puritan Boston to Dublin, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Liverpool, and beyond, acclaimed historian Tristram Hunt demonstrates that urbanism is in fact the most lasting of Britain's imperial legacies. Combining historical scholarship, cultural criticism, and personal reportage, Hunt offers a new history of empire, excavated from architecture and infrastructure, from housing and hospitals, sewers and statues, prisons and palaces. Avoiding the binary verdict of empire as 'good' or 'bad,' he traces the collaboration of cultures and traditions that produced these influential urban centers, the work of an army of administrators, officers, entrepreneurs, slaves, and renegades. In these ten cities, Hunt shows, we also see the changing faces of British colonial settlement: a haven for religious dissenters, a lucrative slave-trading post, a center of global hegemony. Lively, authoritative, and eye-opening, Cities of Empire makes a crucial new contribution to the history of colonialism"--
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1974-
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Hunt, Tristram
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Cities and towns
  • Metropolitan areas
  • Imperialism
  • HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
  • Great Britain
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Cities of empire : the British colonies and the creation of the urban world, Tristram Hunt
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Publication
Note
"Originally published in England in 2014 under the title Ten Cities that Made an Empire by Allen Lane, London."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-483) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Boston -- Bridgetown -- Dublin -- Cape Town -- Calcutta -- Hong Kong -- Bombay -- Melbourne -- New Delhi -- Liverpool
Control code
888165327
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
xix, 515 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780805093087
Lccn
2014030024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)888165327
Label
Cities of empire : the British colonies and the creation of the urban world, Tristram Hunt
Publication
Note
"Originally published in England in 2014 under the title Ten Cities that Made an Empire by Allen Lane, London."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-483) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Boston -- Bridgetown -- Dublin -- Cape Town -- Calcutta -- Hong Kong -- Bombay -- Melbourne -- New Delhi -- Liverpool
Control code
888165327
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
xix, 515 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780805093087
Lccn
2014030024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)888165327

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