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Author Webster, Wendy, author

Title Englishness and empire, 1939-1965 / Wendy Webster
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005


Description 1 online resource (viii, 253 pages)
Contents 1. Introduction; 2. The People's Empire and the People's War; 3. The Post-War People's Empire; 4. Coronation Britain; 5. Colonial Wars; 6. Immigration; 7. Elegies for Empire: The Romance of Manliness; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z
Summary Did loss of imperial power and the end of empire have any significant impact on metropolitan culture and identity after 1939? Within a burgeoning literature on national identity and Englishness, this is a question that has received surprisingly little attention. Drawing on extensive research in the media archive, Wendy Webster's highly readable study investigates popular narratives of nation, and the significance of empire and its legacies in shaping national identity after 1939. What were the tensions and uncertainties involved in defining a post-imperial nation? How did imperial legacies inf
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-243) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject National characteristics, English -- History -- 20th century
Postcolonialism -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Imperialism -- Public opinion -- History -- 20th century
Nationalism -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
HISTORY -- World.
British colonies.
Imperialism -- Public opinion.
National characteristics, English.
Nationale identiteit.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- History -- 20th century
Great Britain -- History -- George VI, 1936-1952.
Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth II, 1952-2022
Great Britain.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781423788829