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National Identity, Union, and Empire, <i>c.</i>1850–<i>c</i>.1970

Richard Finlay

in Scotland and the British Empire

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199573240
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731310 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573240.003.0011

Series: Oxford History of the British Empire Companion Series

National Identity, Union, and Empire, c.1850–c.1970

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Richard Finlay examines the role the empire played in shaping Scottish national identity in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He argues that Unionism was reinvented in the 1880s and that this enabled the Scots to highlight a distinctive Scottish contribution to the development of the British Empire.

Keywords: Scottish identity; Unionism; Scotland; Empire; Scottish politics

Chapter.  16173 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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