Journal of Liberal History 122 – Special issue: Liberal politics and Empire



Liberal politics and empire
Introduction to this special issue of the journal

Liberal internationalism and imperialism
Odd bedfellows for ethical Liberals?

The Liberals and India
A discussion of the challenges that British rule in India posed to Liberals

John Robert Seeley, Liberalism and empire
An analysis of Seeley’s best-selling The Expansion of England

‘Sane imperialism’
The Liberal Party and the issue of empire at elections, 1880–1914

Liberal Party, empire and commonwealth, 1900–1979
A perspective through election manifestos

From rebellion to emancipation
Review of Michael Taylor, The Interest: How the British Establishment Resisted the Abolition of Slavery

Violent Empire?
Review of Caroline Elkins, Legacy of Violence: A History of the British Empire

Empire, slavery and trade
Review of Christopher Taylor, Empire of Neglect: The West Indies in the Wake of British Liberalism