Theodore Koditschek, "Liberalism, Imperialism, and the Historical Imagination: Nineteenth-Century Visions of a Greater Britain"
English | ISBN 10: 0521767911 | 2011 | PDF | 368 pages | 3.7 MB
This book examines the ways in which imperial agendas informed the writing of history in nineteenth-century Britain and how historical writing transformed imperial agendas. Using the published writings and personal papers of Walter Scott, J. A. Froude, James Mill, Rammohun Roy, T. B. Macaulay, E. A. Freeman, W. E. Gladstone, and J. R. Seeley among others, Theodore Koditschek sheds new light on the role of the historical imagination in the establishment and legitimation of liberal imperialism.