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Author Sanghera, Sathnam, 1976- author.

Title Empireland [Overdrive electronic resource] : how imperialism has shaped modern Britain / Sathnam Sanghera.

Publication Info. New York : Pantheon Books, [2023]
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Contents Acknowledgements -- Empire Day 2.0 -- Imperialism and me -- Difficult history -- Emotional loot -- We are here because you were there -- Home and away -- World-beating politics -- Dirty money -- The origins of our racism -- Empire state of mind -- Selective amnesia -- Working off the past -- Bibliography -- Notes -- Index -- Q&A with Sathnam Sanghera.
Summary "A bestselling British author's American debut-in this brilliantly illuminating work exploring the realities and legacies of empire, Sathnam Sanghera demonstrates how so much of what we consider to be modern Britain is actually rooted in its imperial past. In prose that is at once both clear-eyed and full of acerbic wit, Sanghera shows how the past is everywhere in the United Kingdom, also drawing critical links to similarities in the United States and around the world. Empire-British or otherwise-informs nearly everything, from common thought processes to the routines that shape everyday life, from the foundation of the National Health Service (NHS), to the nature of racism in the UK, from the British distrust of intellectuals in public life to the exceptionalism that imbued the campaign for Brexit, and the government's early response to the Covid crisis-all while empire is a subject shockingly obscured from view. Revelatory and lucid, Sanghera suggests that cultivating a new, more honest relationship to the past is essential in moving forward"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. New York Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2023 Available via World Wide Web.
Subject National characteristics, British.
Collective memory -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Great Britain -- History.
Imperialism -- Great Britain -- History.
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Other Form: Online version: Sanghera, Sathnam, 1976- Empireland New York : Pantheon Books, [2023] 9780593316689 (DLC) 2022028972
ISBN 9780593316689 (electronic bk.)
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