This title, originally published in 1988, examines the network of states and the political and economic systems which bound the British Empire together. This book examines each country and how the empire made its mark in the shape of urban form, public buildings and rural land patterns. An overall assessment of the Imperial heritage is attempted as a pointer to the unity which existed between the many diverse lands for a brief period in their history.
List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; Introduction; 1. Overview 2. The Metropole 3. Linkages 4. The Colonial Bases of Power 5. Settler Cities 6. Colonial Cities 7. The Rural Division of Land 8. European Farmlands 9. Imperial Landscapes; Bibliography; Index
The volumes in this set, originally published between 1968 and 1989, draw together research by leading academics in the area of the British Empire and provides an examination of related key issues. The volumes examine slavery in the British Empire, problems encountered in India in the eighteenth and nineteenth century, as well as the Empire at its most powerful. This set will be of particular interest to students of British, colonial, and world history.