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Citizenship, Nation, Empire: The Politics of History Teaching in England, 1870-1930

Yeandle Peter


Citizenship, Nation, Empire investigates the extent to which popular imperialism influenced the teaching of history between 1870 and 1930. It is the first book-length study to trace the substantial impact of educational psychology on the teaching of history, probing its impact on textbooks, literacy primers and teacher-training manuals. Educationists identified ‘enlightened patriotism’ to be the core objective of historical education. This was neither tub-thumping jingoism, nor state-prescribed national-identity teaching. Rather, enlightened patriotism was a concept used in the development of ... More

Keywords: Childhood, Citizenship, Culture, Education, History, Imperialism, National Identity, Pedagogy, Propaganda

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719080128
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719080128.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yeandle Peter, author
University of Manchester