Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series

Money and the End of Empire

British International Economic Policy and the Colonies, 1947–58

Authors: Krozewski, G.

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This book presents a penetrating new analysis of the end of the empire, located at the intersection of politics, economy and society in Britain and the colonies. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, when political control was feasible, discriminatory management of the colonies sustained Britain's postwar recovery. But synergy turned into conflict as Britain moved towards economic liberalization and financial cosmopolitanism, and found it increasingly difficult to reconcile established relations with emerging priorities. Based on a wide range of archival and other sources, this study relates political and economic developments in Britain and the colonies in original ways to overcome the gulf between peripheralist and Euro-centric explanations of postwar British imperial relations, and helps redress the neglect of the empire in modern international history. Money and the End of Empire will nourish debates in British and international economic and political history and is essential reading for historians of Britain and the empire.

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GEROLD KROZEWSKI is Lecturer in History at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Exploring Britain’s Postwar Imperial Relations

    Pages 3-12

    Krozewski, Gerold

  • Sterling, Britain’s Imperial Relations and the Wider World: The Legacy

    Pages 15-28

    Krozewski, Gerold

  • Britain, the Sterling Area and the Empire: Key Economic Relationships, 1947–58

    Pages 29-58

    Krozewski, Gerold

  • Britain’s Postwar Economic Reconstruction: Discrimination and Empire, 1947–53

    Pages 61-80

    Krozewski, Gerold

  • The Colonies, Economic Booms and Trade Discrimination: Britain’s Recovery Supported, 1947–53

    Pages 81-104

    Krozewski, Gerold

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Money and the End of Empire
Book Subtitle
British International Economic Policy and the Colonies, 1947–58
Authors
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Gerold Krozewski
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-1960-1
DOI
10.1057/9781403919601
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-91983-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-42426-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 311
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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