||Empire: A British Chronicle
Empire, A British Chronicle. UNAUTHORIZED
||A Profit Driven Empire (2:08) -- British Privateering (2:44) -- From Theft to Trade (3:15) -- Growing Rich from Slavery (Graphic language and imagery) (3:44) -- British West Indies' Legacy of Slavery (2:36) -- Battle of Plassey (4:56) -- Building an Empire on Greed (1:02) -- Britain's Love Affair with Chintz (4:41) -- Forced Trade in the Colonies (3:19) -- A Fortune from Guano (1:57) -- Hong Kong's Drug Money Origins (5:13) -- Opium Wars (2:47) -- A Colony Gains Independence (2:36) -- Capitalizing on Latex (4:34) -- Exchanging Goods with the Colonies (1:58) -- Indian Cotton Boycott (5:55) -- Shifting Imperial Power Relations (4:48) -- Credits: Making a Fortune: Empire-A British Chronicle (0:44)
||God, glory, and gold-among those three motives for conquest, there's little doubt about which shines brightest. This program shows how Britain's hegemony began as a pirates' treasure hunt, grew into a loosely aligned realm based on trade, and developed into not only an empire but a global financial network. Viewers travel from Jamaica, where sugar made plantation owners rich on the backs of African slaves, to Calcutta, where British traders became the new princes of India. The film then heads to Hong Kong, where British-supplied opium fueled colonization and economic dominance. Unfair trading helped spark the independence movement in India, led by Mahatma Gandhi; in a former cotton-spinning town in Lancashire, viewers meet two women who remember Gandhi's extraordinary visit in 1931.
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|Interest grade level
||6 & up.
|Technical details||Mode of access: Internet.|
|Technical details||System requirements: FOD playback platform.|
|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Issued in other form||Originally produced: Open University, 2012.|
|Publisher number||51980s Films Media Group|
|Publisher number||51984 Films Media Group|