Edwardian England and the Idea of Racial Decline: An Empire’s Future

  • Christopher Prior

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 110-126

About this book


Emerging from a long and exhausting conflict against the Boers in South Africa, Edwardians are often perceived as rocked by a profound set of doubts about the future of the British Empire. Drawing upon a wide range of popular sources, this study considers the level of middle-class engagement with such strains of pessimistic thought.


Degeneration 20th Century Britain Cultural and Social History Urban History British Empire England poverty reform

Authors and affiliations

  • Christopher Prior
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  1. 1.University of SouthamptonUK

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