The Scottish Nation at Empire's End

Authors: Glass, B.

  • Topical subject as Scotland has recently had the referendum on independence, and the impending referendum on EU membership means that the issue of Scotland independence is still relevant
  • Author is the founding member and General Editor of The British Scholar Society, a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to investigating Britain's interactions with the world from the seventeenth century to the present. In addition to founding the Britain and the World journal, which is published by Edinburgh University Press, he is Editor of the Britain and the World book series with Palgrave Macmillan
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The rise and fall of the British Empire profoundly shaped the history of modern Scotland and the identity of its people. By examining the opinions of Scots towards the empire from numerous professional and personal backgrounds, Scotland emerges as a nation inextricably linked to the British Empire.

About the authors

Bryan S. Glass is a Lecturer on the history of Britain's interactions with the World at Texas State University, USA. He is the founding member and General Editor of The British Scholar Society and serves as an Editor of the Britain and the World book series (Palgrave Macmillan). His publications include an article in the Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History and a forthcoming co-edited volume entitled Scotland, Empire and Decolonisation in the Twentieth Century.

Reviews

"There are now a number of theories relating to the relationship between Britain and its empire. Some suggest that the British took a keen interest in their colonies, not just as places of settlement but also in terms of their importance to the economy and status of the UK. Others take the line that the British were largely indifferent both to their role as an imperial people and to the territories marked in red upon the map. Recently, there has been a suggestion that the empire served to emphasise the identity of the 'four nations' of the British and Hibernian Isles English, Scottish, Irish and Welsh. This excellent book makes a major contribution to all these debates. Its author suggests that events in the empire were closely followed in Britain, not least in Scotland, right up until the late 1950s. Using a striking range of sources and archives, including oral evidence, Glass ranges widely over the reactions of Scottish business, the unions, the church, the newspapers that were in many homes, and the schools. The result is a book which should take its place as a truly significant work about the important domestic dimensions of imperial history. It should be read by all scholars, students and members of the general public interested in this key field for understanding modern British history." - John M. MacKenzie, Emeritus Professor of Imperial History, Lancaster University, Honorary Professor, University of St. Andrews, UK

"The Scottish Nation at Empire's End addresses itself perceptively to problems of the Scottish nation, national ideology, and nationalism in the different eras of Scottish history. It demonstrates conclusively that the Scots maintained an intricate and major place in the Empire even when it began to collapse around them, with many believing that it ended too soon. In this major work Bryan Glass has written a penetrating and illuminating study of the Scots and the end of the British Empire." - Wm. Roger Louis

Kerr Professor, University of Texas


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Scottish Nation at Empire's End
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-42729-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-58282-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49111-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 271
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