This last volume spans the period between 1815 and 1901. It draws to a close when the British Empire is at its peak - with a staggering one-fifth of the human race presided over by the longest reigning monarch in British history. Queen Victoria. As with the other volumes it is a history not only of the English-speaking peoples, but also fo the ...
This last volume spans the period between 1815 and 1901. It draws to a close when the British Empire is at its peak - with a staggering one-fifth of the human race presided over by the longest reigning monarch in British history. Queen Victoria. As with the other volumes it is a history not only of the English-speaking peoples, but also fo the world that they inhabit. Churchill traces the footsteps of these inhabitants, whether it is to Canada and South Africa, Australia and New Zealand or across the Atlantic Ocean to the United States. He charts the rise of Germany and the unification of Italy, and examines the situation in the Balkans in 1878 - all of which had a deep and lasting impact on the geography of the European continent today. RECOVERY AND REFORM Victory Peace; Canning and the Duke; Reform and Free Trade; Crimean War; Palmerston; Migration of the Peoples: Canada and South Africa; Migration of the Peoples: Australia and New Zealand THE GREAT REPUBLIC American Epic; Slavery and Secession; Union in Danger; Campaign Against Richmond; Lee and McClellan; Chancellorsville and Gettysburg; Victory of the Union THE VICTORIAN AGE Rise of Germany; Gladstone and Disraeli; American 'Reconstruction'; America as a World-Power; Home Rule for Ireland; Lord Salisbury's Governments; South African War
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