Britain's Declining Empire
The Road To Decolonisation, 1918-1968
An authoritative history of one of the world's most important empires on the road to decolonisation. Ronald Hyam offers a major reassessment of the end of empire which combines a study of British policymaking with case studies on the experience of decolonization after 1945. He analyses the transfers of power from India in 1947 to Swaziland in 1968, the major crises such as Suez and the role of leading figures from Churchill, Attlee and Eden to Macmillan and Wilson. This is essential reading for students of empire and decolonisation.
|Titel:||Britain's Declining Empire|
|auteur:||Hyam, Ronald (university Of Cambridge)|
|Uitgever:||Cambridge University Press|
|Plaats van publicatie:||03|
|NUR:||Europese overzeese expansie|
|Afmetingen:||236 x 162 x 37|
Ronald Hyam is Emeritus Reader in British Imperial History at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow and former president of Magdalene College. He is the author of The Lion and the Springbok: Britain and South Africa since the Boer War (2003).
'It will probably come to be regarded as the best single-volume general account of decolonisation that has been written and answers familiar questions about the end of empire exceptionally well. In a field that has grown rich with general accounts, it offers the greatest sense of colour and personality in considering the end of empire, combined with an Olympian breadth of vision.' English Historical Review
Preface; Introduction; 1. 'The whole world is rocking': British governments and a dysfunctional imperial system, 1918–45; 2. 'British imperialism is dead': the Attlee government and the end of empire, 1945–51; 3. 'Rugged and tangled difficulties': the Churchill and Eden governments and the end of Empire, 1951–6; 4. 'The wind of change is blowing…': the Macmillan and Douglas-Home governments and the end of empire, 1957–64; 5. 'We could no longer afford to honour our pledges': the Wilson government and the end of empire, 1964–8; Epilogue; Select bibliography; Index.
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