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The British Empire in the 1950s

Retreat or Revival?

Authors: Lynn, M.

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This collection of studies examines the history of the British empire during the 1950s. This is a relatively neglected period in the historiography of British decolonization, coming as it does after the more well researched era of the late 1940s that saw the start of moves to decolonize the empire. The papers in this volume analyze imperial policy and the place of the empire in British society during the 1950s and the degree to which these years represented a period of continuing retreat or of imperial re-assertion.

About the authors

NIGEL J. ASHTON Senior Lecturer in International History, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK STEPHEN R. ASHTON Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, UK JOHN DARWIN Beit Lecturer in the History of the British Commonwealth, University of Oxford, UK STEPHEN HOWE Lecturer in Contemporary History, Ruskin College, Oxford, UK ROGER LOUIS Kerr Professor of English History and Culture, University of Texas at Austin, USA PHILIP MURPHY Reader in Imperial and Commonwealth History, University of Reading, UK RICHARD RATHBONE Emeritus Professor of History, University of London, UK SARAH STOCKWELL Lecturer in Imperial and Commonwealth History, King's College London, UK NICHOLAS J. WHITE Senior Lecturer in Economic and Social History, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Reviews

'Few collections are as significant as this one...[a] stimulating and striking set of essays.' - The Round Table

'The British Empire in the 1950s is a most welcome addition to the historiography of British decolonisation and will be of considerable interest to scholars and students alike. The chapters are well-written and offer a coherent interpretation of the decade which highlights the often contradictory nature of imperial intention and reality.' - Andrew Cohen, South African Historical Journal

'Each of the essays, as well as Martin Lynn's introduction, offers a diverse, fascinating and complex tapestry of the period, rich with complementary as well as colliding opinions. Every article, written by an expert in the field, is thoroughly documented.' - Robert T Harrison, Journal of Contemporary History


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The British Empire in the 1950s
Book Subtitle
Retreat or Revival?
Authors
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-3226-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 242
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