Empireland

by Sathnam Sanghera

£9.99


Reserve a copy

×

Reserve a copy

Reserve a copy of Empireland for collection at Hart's Books. If you provide your email address below, we will contact you when this item is ready for collection. For delivery by post add the address to the order notes and we will be in touch to arrange payment.

History; Politics; Society

Paperback

9780241445310

Published by Penguin Books Ltd

Published October 2021

How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain

In his brilliantly illuminating new book Sathnam Sanghera demonstrates how so much of what we consider to be modern Britain is actually rooted in our imperial past. In prose that is, at once, both clear-eyed and full of acerbic wit, Sanghera shows how our past is everywhere: from how we live to how we think, from the foundation of the NHS to the nature of our racism, from our 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. And yet empire is a subject, weirdly hidden from view.

The British Empire ran for centuries and covered vast swathes of the world. It is, as Sanghera reveals, fundamental to understanding Britain. However, even among those who celebrate the empire there seems to be a desire not to look at it too closely – not to include the subject in our school history books, not to emphasize it too much in our favourite museums.

At a time of great division, when we are arguing about what it means to be British, Sanghera’s book urges us to address this bewildering contradiction. For, it is only by stepping back and seeing where we really come from, that we can begin to understand who we are, and what unites us.

Operation Morthor by Ravi Somaiya | 9780241975022

Operation Morthor

Ravi Somaiya

£9.99

Hurdy Gurdy by Christopher Wilson | 9780571361953

Hurdy Gurdy

Christopher Wilson

£8.99

Black Spartacus by Sudhir Hazareesingh | 9780141985060

Black Spartacus

Sudhir Hazareesingh

£10.99

The Real Crown Jewels of England by Clive Aslet | 9781472133748

The Real Crown Jewels of England

Clive Aslet

£12.99

PRIVATE EYE Dr Hammond’s Covid Casebook 2021 by Phil Hammond | 9781901784718

PRIVATE EYE Dr Hammond’s Covid Casebook 2021

Phil Hammond

£9.99

Lancaster by John Nichol | 9781471180491

Lancaster

John Nichol

£9.99