Ploughing sand : British rule in Palestine, 1917-1948 (Book, 2000) [WorldCat.org]
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Ploughing sand : British rule in Palestine, 1917-1948

Author: Naomi Shepherd
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book recreates British rule in Palestine from the winter of 1917 - when battle-scarred troops in flimsy desert gear clambered through mountain chill and mists of Jerusalem - to the spring of 1948 and the last High Commissioner's apologetic departure. Between these dates, the Jewish minority turned political weakness into strength, and the Palestine Arabs headed for disaster. How this happened under British  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Naomi Shepherd
ISBN: 0813527651 9780813527659
OCLC Number: 41981995
Description: x, 290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: The Cenotaph and the House --
1. The Genesis of the Mandate --
2. From Conquest to Colony: Palestine 1917-1922 --
3. The Law Factory: Legislation and Evasion --
4. Patching up Palestine: Health and Education --
5. Iron Gloves: The Resort to Violence.
Responsibility: Naomi Shepherd.

Abstract:

"This book recreates British rule in Palestine from the winter of 1917 - when battle-scarred troops in flimsy desert gear clambered through mountain chill and mists of Jerusalem - to the spring of 1948 and the last High Commissioner's apologetic departure. Between these dates, the Jewish minority turned political weakness into strength, and the Palestine Arabs headed for disaster. How this happened under British administration is the subject of this richly documented account, based on public and private papers, memoirs, and interviews - many never previously published."--Jacket.

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