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The Ideas and Ideals of the British Empire
The Ideas and Ideals of the British Empire Author:Ernest Barker This book, published in 1944, examines critically the contribution made by the Empire to the political progress of mankind. It shows the present stage in a gradual development of a form of association of peoples; it outlines the different degrees of independence already achieved within the Empire by different units, and the course of development... more » they are likely to follow. As a concise statement of the case for the Empire it may be read as an example of one way in which nations can move towards unity.
This book has sprung from a course of Extension Lectures delivered in the town of Cambridge during the last months of last year ... On the suggestion of the Secretary of the University Press, the writer has transformed the lectures into a book.
Chap 1. The Conception of Empire in History
Chap 2. The Background and Growth of the British Empire
Chap 3. The Political Ideas of the British Empire
Chap 4. The Commonwealth and Dominion Status
Chap 5. The Indian Empire and Its Government
Chap 6. The Dependent Empire and the Double Trust« less