Development of the British Empire

Development of the British Empire

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Development of the British Empire

Development of the British Empire

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Interest in the British Empire, its growth, its organization; and its possibilities, needs no apology. The present volume is an attempt to describe, from a detached point of view, the story of the growth of Greater Britain. Especial emphasis has been placed on the momentous development of the last one hundred years, a century that has witnessed an extraordinary growth in the oversea Empire. Although the results of the World War are not as yet fully realized, yet it has been thought wise to relate to the previous evolution of the Empire the diverse changes and increasing complexities that have resulted from British participation in the war that began in 1914.

It will be taken for granted, it is hoped, that this account of British expansion is not intended as an exhaustive study, but as an introduction to a part of modern history that has received altogether too little emphasis in the' past in American schools and colleges. In accordance with this purpose, bibliographies have been appended to the chapters. They refer, it is believed, to the best selection of available books for further reading, although they do not pretend to include all the important works on British imperial growth. Bibliographical data have been added in order that the titles may be more than names, and may lead to an acquaintance with the volumes themselves.

The combination of geographical and historical interests can nowhere be better formed than in the study of British expansion. Maps of especial importance are to be found in the volume. No book, however, can contain too many maps; the constant use of additional maps cannot be too strongly recommended. Care has been taken in the volume to make concrete references to geographical facts, with stress on those details only of which a definite knowledge is necessary for the understanding of the historical development. If it is an . . .

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