About this book
From Tristram Hunt, award-winning author of "The Frock-Coated Communist" and leading UK politician, this book presents a new approach to Britain's imperial past through the cities that epitomised it. Hunt uses an exceptional array of accounts and personal reflection to chart the processes of exchange and adaptation that shaped the colonial experience - and in turn transformed the culture, economy and identity of the British Isles.
Presents an approach to Britain's imperial past through the cities that epitomised it. This book examines the stories and defining ideas of ten of the important: Boston, Bridgetown, Dublin, Cape Town, Calcutta, Hong Kong, Bombay, Melbourne, New Delhi, and twentieth-century Liverpool.