An ABC of Queen Victoria's Empire: Or a Primer of Conquest, - download pdf or read online

By Antoinette Burton

ISBN-10: 1474230156

ISBN-13: 9781474230155

ISBN-10: 1474230164

ISBN-13: 9781474230162

An ABC of Queen Victoria's Empire offers a provocative rewriting of Mrs. Ernest Ames' ABCs for child Patriots (1899). Whimsically illustrated for the nursery or basic college baby, Ames' booklet demonstrates how deeply imperialism reached into pop culture in the course of Victoria's reign.

This ebook provides a slightly darker view of Victoria's empire, starting with the wars in Afghanistan and finishing with Zam-Zammeh, the large-bore cannon that Kipling's hero sat astride on the beginning of his 1901 novel, Kim. It signposts a number of the key occasions, options, locations and other people that formed the turbulent flooring of empire around the lengthy nineteenth century, supplying a significant counterweight to the suggestion of imperial conquest as kid's play.

With every one letter followed by means of a crisp but traditionally nuanced account of its topic, this detailed account is the suitable primer for college students taking classes on international, imperial and British history.

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