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Author Wilson, Jon E., author.

Title The chaos of empire : the British Raj and the conquest of India / Jon Wilson.

Publication Info. New York : Public Affairs, [2016]
2016

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 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  954.03 WIL    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  954.03 WIL    AVAILABLE
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Edition First edition.
Description 564 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 505-544) and index.
Contents Preface: Facts on the ground -- Society of societies -- Trading with ghosts -- Forgotten wars -- Passion at Plassey -- New systems -- Theatres of anarchy -- The idea of empire -- Fear and trembling -- The making of modern India -- The legalization of India -- The great Depression -- Governments within governments -- Military imperialism and the Indian crowd -- Cycles of violence -- The great delusion.
Summary "Through the stories of administrators, soldiers and subjects, describes how the East India Company went from a trading company to a quasi-imperial government with over a quarter of a million troops, whose high tax on tea helped spark the American Revolution,"--NoveList.
Subject British Occupation of India (1765-1947) (OCoLC)fst01352145
Chronological Term 1765-1947
Subject British -- India -- History.
British. (OCoLC)fst00839044
Civilization -- British influences. (OCoLC)fst01352339
India -- History -- British occupation, 1765-1947.
India -- Civilization -- British influences.
India. (OCoLC)fst01210276
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title British Raj and the conquest of India
ISBN 1610392930 (hardcover) $29.99
9781610392938 (hardcover) $29.99

 
    
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