Eclipse of Empire

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Cambridge University Press, 1991 - History - 375 pages
The middle decades of the twentieth century witnessed the great dramas of the ending of Western imperial rule in Africa and Asia. A series of nationalist onslaughts was launched against the British Empire and these greatly reshaped the modern world. Professor Anthony Low has studied the end of the British Empire and its aftermath for many years. This volume brings together for the first time many of his major essays on the subject.
 

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Contents

The contraction of England an inaugural lecture 1984
1
The twentiethcentury revolutions in Monsoon Asia
22
India and Britain the climactic years 19171947
58
The forgotten Bania merchant communities and the Indian National Congress
101
Counterpart experiences IndiaIndonesia 1920s1950s
120
Emergencies and elections in India
148
East Africa towards a new order 19451963 with JM Lonsdale
164
Africa Year 1960
215
History and independent Africas political trauma
265
Political superstructures in postcolonial states i A REGISTER OF CONSTRUCTS
297
UGANDA 196086
312
Little Britain and large Commonwealth i THE POSTIMPERIAL COMMONWEALTH
326
ii COMMONWEALTH STUDIES AND COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES
339
Australia in the eastern hemisphere
351
Index
367
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The end of the British Empire in Africa
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