© 1996

The Eclipse of Great Britain

The United States and British Imperial Decline, 1895–1956


About this book


The decline of Great Britain as a world power was the result of long-term economic change and two world wars. Except in a few areas, American authorities did not set out to supplant Britain: indeed until the Second World War they were hesitant about the use of power. But when they embraced it, a variety of factors ensured that it was Britain's place that was taken. This book offers an authoritative analysis of the stages of displacement and the complex feelings aroused by the process on both sides of the Atlantic. As such it describes a transfer of power which will surely be seen as one of the most fundamentally important events of the twentieth century.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of DurhamUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Eclipse of Great Britain
  • Book Subtitle The United States and British Imperial Decline, 1895–1956
  • Authors Anne Orde
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Anne Orde 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-66283-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-66284-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-24924-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 272
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics History of Britain and Ireland
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