British Empire – Resources

In class ( both 13 LK and GK) we are about to talk about the British Empire.

The texts I will use in class are excerpts from these web sites:

http://www.britishempire.co.uk

( History of Empire, its origin, theories)

http://www.britishempire.co.uk/science/agriculture/plantations.htm

(the role of planations for the economy of the Empire)

http://www.britishempire.co.uk/science/communications/telegraph.htm

(about an important aspect of technology)

http://www.britishempire.co.uk/science/transport/ships.htm

(about the importance of transport, especially ships)

http://www.angelfire.com/mac/egmatthews/worldinfo/europe/empire.html

(various aspects, especially about the end of the Empire)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/low/south_asia/7460682.stm

(an interview with a popular Indian author about the British opium trade)

And here is a additional site I strongly recommend to you: The BBC’s new history pages on the web. Use this link to go to the BBC’s  site about the end of the Empire.

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