Decolonisation: The British Experience Since 1945 (Seminar Studies In History 2nd edition)
By: Nicholas White (author)Paperback
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Decolonisation: The British Experience since 1945 is a concise and accessible introduction which introduces students to this often dramatic story of colonial wars and emergencies, and fraught international relations. The 2nd edition provides an overview of the process of British decolonisation. The eclipse of the British Empire has been one of the central features of post-war international history. At the end of the Second World War the empire still spanned the globe and yet by the mid-1960s most of Britain's major dependencies had achieved independence.
Nicholas J. White is Reader in Imperial & Commonwealth History at Liverpool John Moores University. His previous books include Business, Government and the End of Empire: Malaya, 1942-57, Oxford University Press, 1996 and British Business in Post-Colonial Malaysia, 1957-70: 'neo-colonialism' or 'disengagement'?, Routledge, 2004.
Introduction to seriesAcknowledgementsPublisher's acknowledgementsChronologyWho's whoMaps PART ONE INTRODUCTION 1 The Setting and the Problem PART TWO IMPERIAL POLICY AND DECOLONISATION2 Labour's Empire, 1945-513 Shifting Perspectives? The 1950s and the 1960s PART THREE NATIONALISM AND DECOLONISATION4 Changing Colonial Societies PART FOUR INTERNATIONAL CHANGE AND DECOLONISATION5 The British Empire in the New World Order6 Suez 1956: Did it Matter? PART FIVE ASSESSMENT7 British Decolonisation in Comparative Perspective PART SIX DOCUMENTS ReferencesIndex
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