Modern history

The Blood Never Dried: A People's History of the British Empire

The Blood Never Dried: A People's History of the British Empire

How many people today know about Britain's deep involvement in the opium drug trade in China, or that Tony Blair's hero Gladstone devoted his maiden parliamentary speech to defending his family's slave plantation in Jamaica?

Introduction: the blood never dried

Chapter 1. The Jamaican rebellion and the overthrow of slavery

Chapter 2. The Irish famine

Chapter 3. The Opium Wars

Chapter 4. The Great Indian Rebellion, 1857-58

Chapter 5. The invasion of Egypt, 1882

Chapter 6. The post-war crisis, 1916-26

Chapter 7. The Palestine Revolt

Chapter 8. Quit India

Chapter 9. The Suez invasion: losing the Middle East

Chapter 10. Crushing the Mau Mau in Kenya

Chapter 11. Malaya and the Far East

Chapter 12. Britain and the American Empire

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