British Government Policy and Decolonisation, 1945-63

Scrutinising the Official Mind
Author: Frank Heinlein
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135284342
Category: History
Page: 352
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This book is an in-depth study of the importnace of the Empire-Commonwealth in the two decades after WWII for Britain's self-image as a great power. By studying a wide range of debates on general and specific imperial problems, the book highlights the "official mind" of decolonization - and of late imperialism.

The Anticolonial Front

The African American Freedom Struggle and Global Decolonisation, 1945–1960
Author: John Munro
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316992888
Category: History
Page: 354
View: 3757
This is a transnational history of the activist and intellectual network that connected the Black freedom struggle in the United States to liberation movements across the globe in the aftermath of World War II. John Munro charts the emergence of an anticolonial front within the postwar Black liberation movement comprising organisations such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Council on African Affairs and the American Society for African Culture and leading figures such as W. E. B. Du Bois, Claudia Jones, Alphaeus Hunton, George Padmore, Richard Wright, Esther Cooper Jackson, Jack O'Dell and C. L. R. James. Drawing on a diverse array of personal papers, organisational records, novels, newspapers and scholarly literatures, the book follows the fortunes of this political formation, recasting the Cold War in light of decolonisation and racial capitalism and the postwar history of the United States in light of global developments.

African Independence

How Africa Shapes the World
Author: Tukufu Zuberi, PBS's History Detectives and Professor
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442216433
Category: History
Page: 210
View: 2208
African Independence is a dynamic discussion of how Africa shapes world events today. Tukufu Zuberi weaves interview excerpts and stories from many Africans he has met—from refugees to heads of state—with key events in African history to show the importance of understanding Africa today.

Capitalism and Nationalism at the End of Empire

State and Business in Decolonizing Egypt, Nigeria, and Kenya, 1945-1963
Author: Robert L. Tignor
Publisher: Princeton Legacy Library
ISBN: 9780691606101
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 434
View: 1888
The two decades that followed World War II witnessed the end of the great European empires in Asia and Africa. Robert Tignor's new study of the decolonization experiences of Egypt, Nigeria, and Kenya elucidates the major factors that led to the transfer of power from British to African hands in these three territories. Employing a comparative method in order to explain the different decolonizing narratives in each territory, he argues that the different state policies toward the private business sector and foreign capital were the result of nationalist policies and attitudes and the influence of Cold War pressures on local events. Using business records as well as official government sources, the work highlights the economic aspects of decolonization and weighs the influence of nationalist movements, changes in metropolitan attitudes toward the empire, and shifts in the international balance of power in bringing about the transfer of authority. The author concludes that the business communities did not play decisive roles, adhering instead to their time-honored role of leaving political issues to colonial officials and their nationalist critics. Tignor also finds that the nationalist movements, far from being ineffective, largely realized the primary goals of nationalist leaders that had been articulated for many decades. Originally published in 1997. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Conservative Governments, 1951-1964

Author: Andrew Boxer
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman
ISBN: 9780582209138
Category: History
Page: 143
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The 1950s was a period of unprecedented growth at home, but it also witnessed Britain's diminishing influence on the world stage, a growing dependence on the USA, the withdrawal from the Empire and failure to join the European Community. This book provides analysis of these events and assesses the political record of the four consecutive Conservative premierships who brought these changes about, and also looks at the divisions and disputes within the Labour party.

The Politics of Continuity

British Foreign Policy and the Labour Government, 1945-46
Author: John Saville
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9780860914563
Category: Political Science
Page: 293
View: 703
This original and lucid book examines the foreign policy of the British Labour government in the aftermath of the Second World War. It exposes Britain's complicity in the creation of the Cold War and emphasizes the continuity between Labour's policies and those of Churchill's coalition government, underscoring the political influence exercised by senior members of the Foreign Office. Drawing on substantial new research, Saville focuses on the role of Ernest Bevin and his differences with Clement Atlee, particularly with regard to Middle East. Countering the widely held view that Bevin sought accommodation with the Soviet Union, he reveals Labour's Foreign Secretary as a fervent ideologue, wholly in agreement with the deep-seated anti-Sovietism of his permanent officials. Saville moves beyond the 'revolutionist' American scholarship of the 1960s and 70s to show th2 Foreign Office, under Bevin's generalship, vigorously encouraging and then collaborating with the Americans in the pursuit of Cold War policies. The Politics of Continuity opens new avenues in the post-war diplomatic record. It will create a wide-ranging debate among historians and prove to be necessary work of reference for all those interested in international relations.

Duncan Sandys and the Informal Politics of Britain’s Late Decolonisation

Author: Peter Brooke
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319651609
Category: History
Page: 271
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This book throws new light on the impact of informal ‘old boy’ networks on British decolonisation. Duncan Sandys was one of the leading Conservative politicians of the middle decades of twentieth-century Britain. He was also a key figure in the Harold Macmillan’s ‘Winds of Change’ policy of decolonisation, serving as Secretary for the Colonies and Commonwealth Relations from 1960 to 1964. When he lost office he fought strenuously to undermine the new Labour Government’s attempts to accelerate colonial withdrawal and improve race relations in Britain. Sandys developed important private business interests in Africa and intervened personally through both public and official channels on the question of Rhodesia, Commonwealth immigration and the ‘East of Suez’ withdrawal in the late 1960s. This book will appeal to students of decolonisation and twentieth-century British politics alike.

Britannia Overruled

British Policy and World Power in the Twentieth Century
Author: David Reynolds
Publisher: Editorial Dunken
ISBN: 9780582382497
Category: History
Page: 378
View: 2095
This book brings together the often separated histories of diplomacy, defence, economics and empire in a provocative reinterpretation of British 'decline'. It also offers a broader reflection on the nature of international power and the mechanisms of policymaking. For this Second Edition, David Reynolds has added a new chapters and extends his lively and incisive analysis to the beginning of the new millennium.

Another Such Victory

President Truman and the Cold War, 1945-1953
Author: Arnold A. Offner
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804747745
Category: History
Page: 626
View: 3955
This book is a provocative and thoroughly documented reassessment of President Truman's profound influence on U.S. foreign policy and the Cold War. The author contends that Truman remained a parochial nationalist who lacked the vision and leadership to move the United States away from conflict and toward detente. Instead, he promoted an ideology and politics of Cold War confrontation that set the pattern for successor administrations."

The Foreign Policy of the Douglas-Home Government

Britain, the United States and the End of Empire
Author: A. Holt
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137284412
Category: History
Page: 219
View: 681
This book provides an important study of a short-lived government making foreign policy in the shadow of an impending general election. It considers Britain's relations with the United States, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

The British Seaborne Empire

Author: Jeremy Black,Professor Jeremy Black
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300103861
Category: History
Page: 420
View: 6448
"Britain's seaborne tradition is used to throw light on the British themselves, the people with whom they came into contact and the British perception of empire. The oceans and their shores, rather than the mysterious interiors of continents, certainly dominated the English perception of the transoceanic world in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, climaxing in the fascination with the Pacific in the age of Captain Cook, and continuing into the nineteenth century, with Franklin in the Arctic and Ross in the Antarctic. The oceans offered much more than fascination. In England, from the late sixteenth century, maritime conflict and imperial strength were seen as important to national morale and reputation and without it there would have been no empire, or at least not in the form it actually took."--BOOK JACKET.

Britain, France and the Decolonization of Africa

Future Imperfect?
Author: Andrew W.M. Smith,Chris Jeppesen
Publisher: UCL Press
ISBN: 1911307746
Category: History
Page: 254
View: 8410
Looking at decolonization in the conditional tense, this volume teases out the complex and uncertain ends of British and French empire in Africa during the period of ‘late colonial shift’ after 1945. Rather than view decolonization as an inevitable process, the contributors together explore the crucial historical moments in which change was negotiated, compromises were made, and debates were staged. Three core themes guide the analysis: development, contingency and entanglement. The chapters consider the ways in which decolonization was governed and moderated by concerns about development and profit. A complementary focus on contingency allows deeper consideration of how colonial powers planned for ‘colonial futures’, and how divergent voices greeted the end of empire. Thinking about entanglements likewise stresses both the connections that existed between the British and French empires in Africa, and those that endured beyond the formal transfer of power.


The British, Dutch, and Belgian Empires, 1919-1963
Author: Henri Grimal
Publisher: Kegan Paul International
Category: History
Page: 443
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The Wretched of the Earth

Author: Frantz Fanon
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802198853
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
View: 9729
Frantz Fanon was one of the twentieth century’s most important theorists of revolution, colonialism, and racial difference, and this, his masterwork, is a classic alongside Orientalism and The Autobiography of Malcolm X. The Wretched of the Earth is a brilliant analysis of the psychology of the colonized and their path to liberation. Bearing singular insight into the rage of colonized peoples and the role of violence in historical change, the book also incisively attacks postindependence disenfranchisement of the masses by the elite on one hand, and intertribal and interfaith animosities on the other. A veritable handbook of social reorganization for leaders of emerging nations, The Wretched of the Earth has had a major impact on civil rights, anticolonialism, and black-consciousness movements around the world. This new translation updates its language for a new generation of readers and its lessons are more vital now than ever.

Creating "Greater Malaysia"

Decolonization and the Politics of Merger
Author: Tai Yong Tan
Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
ISBN: 9812307478
Category: Political Science
Page: 224
View: 7489
Malaysia came into existence on 9/16/63 as a federation of Malaya, Singapore, Sabah (North Borneo), and Sarawak; in 1965 Singapore withdrew from the federation. Offers an in-depth and detailed analysis of the political processes that led to formation of the Federation of Malaysia in 1963. It argues that the Malaysia that came into being following the amalgamation of Malaya, Singapore, Sarawak and North Borneo was a political creation whose only rationale was that it served a convergence of political and economic expediency for the departing colonial power, the Malayan leadership and the ruling party of self-governing Singapore. 'Greater Malaysia' was thus an artificial political entity, the outcome of a concatenation of interests and motives of a number of political actors in London and Southeast Asia from the 1950s to the early 1960s. This led to a number of unresolved compromises between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur and did not obviate the possibility of future difficulties, and the seeds of dissension sown by the disagreements between the two governments were to sprout into major crises during Singapore's brief history in the Federation of Malaysia.

Unspoken Allies

Anglo-Dutch Relations Since 1780
Author: Nigel John Ashton,Duco Hellema
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9789053564714
Category: Political Science
Page: 292
View: 9839
This study brings together the expertise of an international group of scholars to survey the development of political and economic relations between Britain and the Netherlands from the Napoleonic era to the present day. It illuminates both the underlying refrain of harmony in international outlook, ideology and interests that often made for close co-operation between the two countries, and also their episodic instances of conflict. The contributors address topics ranging from Anglo-Dutch relations in the era of imperialism; the tensions created by Dutch neutrality in the First World; the challenges of the inter-war years; the role of the Dutch in British strategy during the Second World War; colonialism and decolonisation; and, most recently, bilateral relations in the European framework. Based on detailed research in British and Dutch archives, Unspoken Allies provides new insights into relations between two of the principal "amphibious" powers of Europe across the last two centuries.

Residentials by Werner Sobek

Author: Frank Heinlein
Publisher: Avedition Gmbh,Csi
ISBN: 9783899862355
Page: 144
View: 350
Werner Sobek is a researcher, designer and the founder of an internationally active group of planning offices. As an architect and consulting engineer, he has spent many years creating prize-winning experimental buildings to examine how new materials, structures and technologies can radically change our built environment. The single-family houses he has designed (such as R128, H16, Y1 and B10) have set new benchmarks with regard to both technology and aesthetics. This book presents the most important examples of his work from the last two decades.

Safe for Decolonization

The Eisenhower Administration, Britain, and Singapore
Author: Joey Shi Ruey Long
Publisher: N.A
Category: History
Page: 248
View: 5230
In the first decade after World War II, Singapore underwent radical political and socioeconomic changes with the progressive retreat of Great Britain from its Southeast Asian colonial empire. The United States, under the Eisenhower administration, sought to fill the vacuum left by the British retreat and launched into a campaign to shape the emerging Singapore nation-state in accordance with its Cold War policies. Based on a wide array of Chinese- and English-language archival sources from Great Britain, the Netherlands, Singapore, and the United States, Safe for Decolonization examines in depth the initiatives--both covert and public--undertaken by the United States in late-colonial Singapore.

Paying for defence

military spending and British decline
Author: Malcolm Chalmers
Publisher: Pluto Pr
Category: History
Page: 200
View: 4284

Ends of British Imperialism

The Scramble for Empire, Suez, and Decolonization
Author: William Roger Louis
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781845113476
Category: History
Page: 1065
View: 3454
Tells the story of the British Empire from its late-nineteenth century flowering. This book traces the British Empire from the scramble for Africa through the Mandates system of 'sacred trust', the turbulent imperial history of the Second World War in Asia and finally to the the unstoppable mid-20th century rush to independence.