Addresses the new generation of American and British students that are interested in global, environmental, and cultural history.
Imperial Islandcomprehensive account of Great Britain's imperial path from the Stuart Restoration of 1660 to its emergence as a dominant global superpower. Suitable for students with no prior knowledge of British history Organized to help students and instructors: comprises 21 thematic chapters set within a clear, chronological framework Includes over 30 illustrations and maps to help orient the reader Addresses the new generation of American and British students that are interested in global, environmental, and cultural history
List of Illustrations. List of Maps. Preface. A Note on Currency. Frequently Used Abbreviations. Part I: Nations, Lands, Peoples. 1 Nations and Kingdoms. 2 Landscapes in Motion. 3 Knowing One's Place. Part II: Party Strife and Revolution, 1660-1689. 4 The Culture of Politics. 5 Preserving the Constitution. 6 A Disjointed Empire. Part III: The Legacy of Revolution, 1689-1722. 7 The Fortunes of War, 1689-1710. 8 The Crisis of the Hanoverian Succession, 1710-1722. 9 Art, Science, and Politics. Part IV: State and Empire, 1722-1760. 10 Whigs and Patriots. 11 Polite Society and Its Discontents. 12 An Empire Emerging. Part V: The Fall of the First British Empire, 1760-1784. 13 The Patriot King, 1760-1770. 14 The American Crisis, 1770-1784. 15 The Wealth of a Nation. Part VI: Britain Against Revolution, 1783-1815. 16 The Nation Preserved. 17 Remaking the Empire. 18 Enlightened Culture. Part VII: A New Order Begins, 1815-1837. 19 The State Reformed. 20 A Class Society. 21 Imperial Portraits. Conclusion. Notes. Bibliography. Index.