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The Means and Ends of Empires

Dane Kennedy

Dane Kennedy is Elmer Louis Kayser Professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University and Director of the National History Center, USA. His recent publications include How Empire Shaped Us (with Antoinette Burton, 2016), Decolonization: A Very Short Introduction (2016), and The Last Blank Spaces: Exploring Africa and Australia (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Imperial History Wars : Debating the British Empire

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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... of these events on our perceptions of the United States’ role in the world have been profound. We have been deluged over the past decade by books and articles about America as an empire. Kennedy (2007), revised...

Introduction

Dane Kennedy

Dane Kennedy is Elmer Louis Kayser Professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University and Director of the National History Center, USA. His recent publications include How Empire Shaped Us (with Antoinette Burton, 2016), Decolonization: A Very Short Introduction (2016), and The Last Blank Spaces: Exploring Africa and Australia (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Imperial History Wars : Debating the British Empire

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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... historians whose work has dealt in one way or another with British imperial history take up this issue in the contexts of their own lives and intellectual interests. Burton and Kennedy (2016). They reflect on the connections between...

Debating the End of Empire: Exceptionalism and its Critics

Dane Kennedy

Dane Kennedy is Elmer Louis Kayser Professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University and Director of the National History Center, USA. His recent publications include How Empire Shaped Us (with Antoinette Burton, 2016), Decolonization: A Very Short Introduction (2016), and The Last Blank Spaces: Exploring Africa and Australia (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Between 2006 and 2015 I was a member of the faculty that ran the International Decolonization Seminar under the leadership of Wm. Roger Louis. Every July but one during those ten years I got ­acquainted with 15 talented early career...

Imperial History and Postcolonial Theory

Dane Kennedy

Dane Kennedy is Elmer Louis Kayser Professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University and Director of the National History Center, USA. His recent publications include How Empire Shaped Us (with Antoinette Burton, 2016), Decolonization: A Very Short Introduction (2016), and The Last Blank Spaces: Exploring Africa and Australia (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...To maintain some consistency of terminology in this book, I have removed the hyphen from “post-colonial,” which I used when this essay was originally published. I have done the same for “post-structuralist.” In both cases, the absence...

Imperial History and Postcolonial Studies Revisited

Dane Kennedy

Dane Kennedy is Elmer Louis Kayser Professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University and Director of the National History Center, USA. His recent publications include How Empire Shaped Us (with Antoinette Burton, 2016), Decolonization: A Very Short Introduction (2016), and The Last Blank Spaces: Exploring Africa and Australia (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Imperial History Wars : Debating the British Empire

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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... historians who remained for the most part wedded to the concerns and methods that John Gallagher and Ronald Robinson had introduced in the 1950s and early 1960s. Kennedy (2001). For women and men who felt professionally...

The Boundaries of Oxford’s Empire

Dane Kennedy

Dane Kennedy is Elmer Louis Kayser Professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University and Director of the National History Center, USA. His recent publications include How Empire Shaped Us (with Antoinette Burton, 2016), Decolonization: A Very Short Introduction (2016), and The Last Blank Spaces: Exploring Africa and Australia (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Imperial History Wars : Debating the British Empire

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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... as a story of inexorable decline, See, e.g., Beloff (1970); Barnett (1972); and, more recently, Orde (1996). P. Kennedy (1987) set this interpretation of the British experience in the twentieth century in a much broader context. Gallagher...

On the American Empire from a British Imperial Perspective

Dane Kennedy

Dane Kennedy is Elmer Louis Kayser Professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University and Director of the National History Center, USA. His recent publications include How Empire Shaped Us (with Antoinette Burton, 2016), Decolonization: A Very Short Introduction (2016), and The Last Blank Spaces: Exploring Africa and Australia (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Imperial History Wars : Debating the British Empire

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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... is inextricably bound up with political and economic power. For the standard interpretation of the rise and fall of British power, see Kennedy (1987). For forceful rebuttals, see the special issue of The International History Review, 13/4 (November...

The White Man’s World

Dane Kennedy

Dane Kennedy is Elmer Louis Kayser Professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University and Director of the National History Center, USA. His recent publications include How Empire Shaped Us (with Antoinette Burton, 2016), Decolonization: A Very Short Introduction (2016), and The Last Blank Spaces: Exploring Africa and Australia (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...One of the most important developments in British imperial historiography over the past decade or so has been the renewed interest in the so-called white settler colonies. These colonies and their inhabitants have become the subject of two...

Exploration and Empire

Dane Kennedy

Dane Kennedy is Elmer Louis Kayser Professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University and Director of the National History Center, USA. His recent publications include How Empire Shaped Us (with Antoinette Burton, 2016), Decolonization: A Very Short Introduction (2016), and The Last Blank Spaces: Exploring Africa and Australia (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Imperial History Wars : Debating the British Empire

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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... Kennedy (2014), 1–2. Fernández-Armesto (2006).Kennedy (2014), 1–2.From the mid-eighteenth century onward, Britain was at the forefront of this endeavor to explore the world. The voyages...

Epilogue: Does British History Matter Anymore? Reflections on the Age of Brexit and Trump

Dane Kennedy

Dane Kennedy is Elmer Louis Kayser Professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University and Director of the National History Center, USA. His recent publications include How Empire Shaped Us (with Antoinette Burton, 2016), Decolonization: A Very Short Introduction (2016), and The Last Blank Spaces: Exploring Africa and Australia (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Imperial History Wars : Debating the British Empire

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Does British history matter anymore? I raise this question in the aftermath of the two political earthquakes that shook Britain and the United States—along with much of the rest of the world—in 2016. One was the British referendum...