The Wind of Change: Harold Macmillan and British Decolonization

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L. Butler, S. Stockwell
Springer, Jun 27, 2013 - History - 281 pages
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Harold Macmillan's 'Wind of Change' speech, delivered to the South African parliament in Cape Town at the end of a landmark six-week African tour, presaged the end of the British Empire in Africa. This book, the first to focus on Macmillan's 'Wind of Change', comprises a series of essays by leading historians in the field.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Macmillan Verwoerd and the 1960 Wind of Change Speech
20
The Wind of Change and the British World
48
Race and the Limits of Macmillans Great Wind of Change in Africa
70
4 The Wind of Change as Generational Drama
96
Metropolitan AntiImperialism JanuaryFebruary 1960
116
the Rhetoric of Commonwealth Common Market and Cold War 19613
140
7 A Path not Taken? British Perspectives on French Colonial Violence after 1945
159
de Gaulle Macmillan and the Beginnings of the French Decolonizing Endgame
180
9 The US and Decolonization in Central Africa 195764
195
The Emergence of the Unholy Alliance between Southern Rhodesia Portugal and South Africa 19645
215
British Policy and the End of Empire in the Gulf
235
Macmillans Africa in the Long View of Decolonization
252
Index
267
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Simon Ball, Professor, University of Leeds, UK Saul Dubow, Professor, Queen Mary, University of London, UK Stephen Howe, Senior Research Fellow, University of Bristol, UK John Kent, scholar Joanna Lewis, Lecturer, LSE, UK Sue Onslow, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies Nicholas Owen, Lecturer, University of Oxford, UK Martin Shipway, Former Head of the Department, Birkbeck, University of London, UK Simon C. Smith, Reader, University of Hull, UK Martin Thomas, Professor, University of Exeter, UK Richard Toye, Professor, University of Exeter, UK

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