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Historiography and Statistics

  • Robin Brooke-Smith
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Part of the Documents and Debates book series (DD)

Abstract

In the introduction we started with the words of Sir John Seeley in 1881; ‘We seem, as it were, to have conquered and peopled half the world in a fit of absence of mind’. We have now reached the point at which we must attempt to sketch the motivations of the imperialists and to see if there is any truth in Seeley’s comments.

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© Robin Brooke-Smith 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robin Brooke-Smith
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  1. 1.Shrewsbury SchoolUK

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