Guest Author - Rebecca Graf
Are you looking for a good book for your research in British, Africa, American, World, or Asian history? Do you want to learn more about British imperialism? Robert Johnson's British Imperialism might be the one for you.
When one researches or just wants to get a clear understanding of any historical point, they have to research all sides and get all takes on the subject. Robert John's British Imperialism is another argument in the subject of British imperialism that is a great addition to any library.
If you are looking for a book that is anti-British, you have not found it. If you are looking for one where the British are perfect in every way, this is not it. This book, while not entirely unbiased, gives an excellent attempt at looking at the effects of the British Empire on the lands it conquered.
This is a dry read. It is an academic book and not meant to be one easily read quickly in an afternoon. You will find more information than you had planned on.
Sadly, the only images available were three maps in the beginning of the book which is useful but actually so little hinders those of visual learning style. The rest of the book was text and not easily read.
I really did like the fact there was version of timeline in the book as well as a notes and bibliography section that was extremely useful.
Do I think this is THE book to have for history? No, but I do believe it is a valuable addition to your historical research library.
Note: This book was part of a class the author was in.