Britain's empire : resistance, repression and revolt / Richard Gott.

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  • London ; New York : Verso 2011
Physical description
1 online resource (541 pages) : illustrations
ISBN
  • 1-78168-389-1
Notes
  • Published in hardback by Verso in 2011.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Other format: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781844670673
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • Description based on print version record.
Contents
  • The challenge to imperial power : Native Americans, Caribbean slaves, Indian princes and Irish peasants, 1755-72: Native American resistance during the French and Indian War ; The last great native American rebellions ; Slave rebellions in the Caribbean ; Treaties and proclamation mark the end of the French and Indian War ; Muslim resistance in Bengal and Mysore ; Peasant resistance in Ireland -- White settler revolt in America, and fresh resistance in Canada, India and the Caribbean, 1770-89: Episodes of resistance during the American War of Independence ; Native American resistance to fur traders in Western Canada ; The resistance in Southern India -- The loss of America creates a need for new prisons abroad and a place to settle Black 'Empire Loyalists', 1786-1802: The British search for distant gulags ; The Black settlers of Sierra Leone -- Britain expands its counter-revolutionary empire during the war against revolutionary France, 1793-1802: Resistance to empire in the Caribbean in the wake of the French Revolution ; Slaves and 'Free Coloureds' in the French islands of the Caribbean resist absorption in the Empire ; Europe's revolutionary conflict spreads to South Africa ; The Dutch empire in Ceylon ; The Great Irish Rebellion of 1798 ; Tipu Sultan and the final resistance of Indian forces in Mysore -- Resistance to imperial expansion during the wars against Napoleon, 1803-15: Rebellions, revolts and mutinies in the Caribbean ; The resistance of the Marathas to the British invasion of Central India ; Mutiny and revolt by Muslim sepoys and European officers ; Rebellion in Australia and the slaughter of aborigines ; Resistance in South Africa, South America and Egypt ; Slave rebellion, Xhosa resistance, and White settler revolt in Cape Colony ; British penetration into the Persian Gulf ; The British seizure of Mauritius, the Seychelles and Indonesia ; Bulbhadar Singh and the Gurkha resistance in Nepal ; The British conquest of Kandy -- Slave revolts, White settlement, indigenous extermination, and the advance into Burma and Assam, 1816-30: Slave rebellions in the Caribbean ; The Battle of Seven Oaks, Canada ; Revolts and resistance in Central India ; Revolt, fresh settlement and extermination in Cape Colony ; The British base and prison on the island of Singapore ; Years of unrest culminate in a fresh revolt in Ireland ; Aborigine resistance in Australia and White retaliation ; The Ashanti defeat the British at Esamankow ; The Burmese Empire fights back ; Tea and strategy : the Rajahs and Hill peoples of Assam rebel -- An end to colonial slavery and resistance to fresh settlement, 1830-38: Slave rebellions in the Caribbean hasten the end of slavery ; White settlers devise new ways to hunt the Australian aborigines ; The Whitefeet in Ireland oppose the payment of tithes and rent ; White settler rebellions and Buddhist resistance in the East ; Resistance in the Strait of Malacca ; Resistance on the Gambia River in West Africa ; The end of slavery in Cape Colony, the Rebellion of Maqoma, and the flight of the Boer farmers ; White settler rebellions in Canada -- Imperial humiliation and further expansion, 1839-47: The capture of useful imperial harbours ; Revolts among the Hill tribes of Assam ; Resistance to the British invasion of Afghanistan ; The resistance of the Amirs of Sind is reinforced by their Baluchi soldiers ; The long struggle of the Sikhs in the Punjab ; Aborigine resistance in Victoria and Queensland ; Maori resistance in New Zealand ; Muslim resistance in Sarawak ; The penultimate battles of the Xhosa in Cape Colony -- Prelude to the Mutiny, 1848-53: William Smith O'Brien and the rising of the young Irelanders ; Dr Christopher Elliott, Wikrama Sardawa Siddhapa and the Rebellion of the Kandy Pretenders ; The final rebellion of the Xhosa in Cape Colony ; West African resistance ; The start of an endless saga : the north-west frontier territories of India ; The Burmese empire resists further invasion -- The gathering storm, 1854-58: The Taiping Rebellion spreads unrest among Chinese communities elsewhere ; White settler rebellion in Australia and further aborigine resistance ; The Santals in Bengal and the Moplahs in Malabar ; James Sayers Orr and the 'Angel Gabriel' riots in Guyana ; Nongqawuse and the self-destruction of the Xhosa in Cape Colony ; The great rebellion in India.
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  • Bibliography
  • British colonies.
  • Civilization.
  • Commonwealth countries.
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  • Great Britain.
  • History.
  • Illustrated
  • Imperialism.
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  • English
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  • "Contrary to nationalist legend and schoolboy history lessons, the British Empire was not a great civilizing power bringing light to the darker corners of the earth. Richard Gott's magisterial work recounts the empire's misdeeds from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the Indian Mutiny, spanning the red-patched imperial globe from Ireland to Australia, telling a story of almost continuous colonialist violence. Recounting events from the perspective of the colonized, Gott unearths the all-but-forgotten stories excluded from mainstream British histories"--Provided by publisher.

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