Ends of British Imperialism: The Scramble for Empire, Suez, and Decolonization

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I.B.Tauris, 2006 - History - 1065 pages
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Pax Britannica to Pax Americana is the story of the British Empire from its late-nineteenth century flowering to its present extinction. Louis traces the British Empire from the scramble for Africa, the turbulent imperial history of the Second World War in Asia, and the mid-20th century rush to independence to the Suez crisis, the icon of empire's end. It forms the ideal platform from which to examine the aims and outcome of empire. This authoritative and highly engaging history appears at a time when interest in the history of the British Empire has, ironically, never been stronger, making Ends of British Imperialism a must-read item for both scholar and general reader.

  

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Wm. Roger Louis has a knack for clear and cogent writing, and his many essays are reflective of his skill as a writer and historian. Here, in one volume, the historian (or casual history reader) can ... Read full review

Contents

Scrambling out of Africa
1
The Colonial Empires in the Late Nineteenth
35
Sir Percy Andersons Grand
51
The Berlin Congo Conference and the Non
75
Partition of Africa 188485
85
Roger Casement and the Congo
127
E D Morel and the Triumph of the Congo Reform
153
Australia and the German Colonies in the Pacific
185
The Creation of a Client State
503
The Coming of Independence in the Sudan
529
Taxing Transfers of Power in Africa
553
American AntiColonialism Suez and the Special
589
Churchill and Egypt
609
Eden and Suez
627
John Foster
639
British
665

The Repartition of Africa during the First World War
205
The United States and the Colonial Settlement of 1919
225
The Beginning of the Mandates System of the League
251
British
293
The Critical Phase 194549
339
L S Amery the British
381
The Partitions of India and Palestine
391
Taking the Plunge into Indian Independence
411
The End of the Palestine Mandate
419
DECOLONIZATION
451
Britain and the United
689
Musaddiq Oil and the Dilemmas of British Imperialism
727
The Middle East Crisis of 1958
789
The Origins of the Iraqi Revolution
849
The Withdrawal from the Gulf
877
Robinson and Gallagher and Their Critics
907
The Historiography of the British Empire
955
Sir Keith Hancock the British
999
Index
1029
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Wm. Roger Louis is Kerr Professor of English History and Culture at the University of Texas at Austin and Fellow of St. Antony's College, Oxford.

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