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The Britannic vision : historians and the making of the British Commonwealth of nations, 1907-48

Author: W David McIntyre
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
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A fresh and lively reconsideration of Dominion status, which brings out the hitherto little understood role that historians played in the process. It adds to current debates about 'Britishness', sovereignty and independence and examines the role of the monarchy as a symbol of unity.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W David McIntyre
ISBN: 9780230227811 0230227813
OCLC Number: 317926614
Notes: New Zealand author.
Description: xvi, 377 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Historiography. --
Arthur Berriedale Keith --
Oscar D. Skelton --
Lionel Curtis --
Alfred Zimmern --
H. Duncan Hall --
Leo Amery --
Sir Sidney Low --
Reginald Coupland --
Kenneth Wheare --
Keith Hancock --
Harry Hodson --
Nicholas Mansergh --
Patrick Gordon Walker --
J. Enoch Powell --
John Coatman --
Vincent Harlow --
Margery Perham --
Historians and Dominions --
pt. II. Terminology. --
Britain, British, Britannic, British World --
British subject --
Britishness --
Responsible government --
Dominions --
Dominion status --
Home Rule and Home Rule All Round --
Commonwealth and Commonwealth of Nations --
Imperial Conferences --
Round Table --
Organic Union --
Raj --
Imperial Preferences --
Imperial Defence --
'Society of Peoples' --
pt. III. Chronology. --
1. Federalism Frustrated. --
Sir Joseph Ward's 'Imperial Parliament of Defence' --
Imperial War Conferences --
declaration of constitutional right or independence --
1921 Imperial Conference --
2. Ambiguous Equality. --
Irish Free State and external association --
Dominions' diplomacy --
1926 status formula --
3. Optional Sovereignty. --
Inter-departmental committee --
Conference on the Operation of Dominian Legislation --
1930 Imperial Conference and the Statute of Westminster --
4. Equality Delayed. --
The Dominion of India --
Commonwealth of India --
Great debate on India's future --
Lost Dominion --
5. Common Allegiance to the Crown. --
Single or multiple kingship --
External association --
Republics in the Commonwealth --
Head of the Commonwealth --
6. Freely Associated. --
Imperial defence --
Commonwealth at war --
Prime Ministers' Meetings --
Epilogue. Towards the Post-Britannic Commonwealth.
Responsibility: W. David McIntyre.

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Shows the role of historians in making 'Dominion' status, which combined autonomy with unity and provided the peaceful route by which Canada, Australia and New Zealand gained their independence  Read more...

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'With deft touch McIntyre brings alive the personalities involved in the process of formulating and implementing Dominion status...This valuable book is highly recommended...' - New Zealand Read more...

 
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