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ideas and ideals of the British empire.

Ernest Barker

ideas and ideals of the British empire.

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Published by The University Press in Cambridge [Eng.] .
Written in English

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  • Imperial federation

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    SeriesCurrent problems
    The Physical Object
    Pagination171 p.
    Number of Pages171
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17640720M

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Cambridge [Eng.] The University Press, At the end of the Seven Years War Britain acquired territory from its defeated enemies. Colonies settled by the French in Canada and in the West Indies, notably the island of Grenada, came under British rule, as did huge tracts of the North American interior, almost exclusively inhabited by Native Americans.

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