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Decolonisation and the British Empire, 1775-1997

Author: David George Boyce
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan Press ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Combining an analysis of the ideas and policies that governed the British experience of decolonisation and shows how the British political tradition was integral to the way in which the empire was regarded as being transformed rather than lost.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David George Boyce
ISBN: 0333621034 9780333621035 0333621042 9780333621042 0312223250 9780312223250
OCLC Number: 40675061
Description: ix, 317 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The expansion of England --
North America, 1775-1850 : lessons from history? --
Rationalism and empire, 1850-1914 --
Pillars of empire : Ireland and India, 1914-49 --
The changing world of empire, 1939-59 --
The concept of empire from Attlee to Churchill, 1945-55 --
Pillars of empire : the Middle East --
The concept of empire from Eden to Wilson, 1955-70 --
Pillars of empire : Africa --
Empire, race and citizenship.
Other Titles: Decolonization and the British Empire, 1775-1997
Responsibility: D. George Boyce.
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