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Edwardian England and the idea of racial decline: an empire’s future

Edwardian England and the idea of racial decline: an empire’s future
Edwardian England and the idea of racial decline: an empire’s future
Historians commonly depict Edwardian England as a place of great anxiety. Emerging from a long and exhausting conflict against the Boers in South Africa, Edwardians are often perceived as rocked by a profound set of doubts about the future of the British Empire, including the belief that the country was stricken by a malaise, commonly referred to as 'national deterioration' or 'degeneration'. Drawing upon a wide range of popular sources, this study considers the level of middle-class engagement with such strains of pessimistic thought, examining cultural life at both national and regional levels, and across a wide range of topics, including military reform, urban living, the Scouting movement and the 'hooligan' problem, thereby shedding new light on Edwardian England.
1137373415
Palgrave Macmillan
Prior, Christopher
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Prior, Christopher
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Prior, Christopher (2013) Edwardian England and the idea of racial decline: an empire’s future , Basingstoke, GB. Palgrave Macmillan, 144pp.

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Historians commonly depict Edwardian England as a place of great anxiety. Emerging from a long and exhausting conflict against the Boers in South Africa, Edwardians are often perceived as rocked by a profound set of doubts about the future of the British Empire, including the belief that the country was stricken by a malaise, commonly referred to as 'national deterioration' or 'degeneration'. Drawing upon a wide range of popular sources, this study considers the level of middle-class engagement with such strains of pessimistic thought, examining cultural life at both national and regional levels, and across a wide range of topics, including military reform, urban living, the Scouting movement and the 'hooligan' problem, thereby shedding new light on Edwardian England.

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Published date: 18 September 2013
Organisations: History

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Local EPrints ID: 353623
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/353623
ISBN: 1137373415
PURE UUID: cdf61a68-9cbd-47a8-b633-b636df2416b6
ORCID for Christopher Prior: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1014-0598

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Date deposited: 12 Jun 2013 10:22
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:25

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