THE BRITISH EMPIRE AND THE GREAT EXHIBITION OF 1851

  • Samantha Kallen

Abstract

The Great Exhibition of 1851 in London was a large, highly significant affair that brought the innovations and industries of the world together under one roof. While it was indeed a global event, it has been argued, especially by people at the time, whether or not the exhibition was held for the great benefit of the British. This paper will argue that the primary motivation for the British was indeed their own benefit by looking at British prestige, what they had to offer the exhibition, and what they stood to gain by hosting such an event.

Published
2018-04-24
How to Cite
Kallen, S. (2018). THE BRITISH EMPIRE AND THE GREAT EXHIBITION OF 1851. Constellations, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.29173/cons29345
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