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Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series

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

Authors: Brooke, Peter

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  • Provides a scholarly account of Duncan Sandys’ political career, contextualising his influence in the broader political landscape of the 1960s
  • Contributes to the lively debate and emerging studies on the impact of the end of empire in Britain
  • Offers a new interpretation of the impact of decolonisation on the racial attitude of the Conservative Right
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Peter Brooke studied at Christ’s College, Cambridge and King’s College, London and now teaches colonial and modern British political history at King’s College, London, UK. Previously he held the Archives By-Fellowship at Churchill College, Cambridge. Peter has also published on Enoch Powell and the politics of immigration in 1960s.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Brooke, Peter

    Pages 1-13

  • Duncan Sandys ’ Career and Decolonisation

    Brooke, Peter

    Pages 15-47

  • Saving South Arabia

    Brooke, Peter

    Pages 49-119

  • Making Peace with Rhodesia

    Brooke, Peter

    Pages 121-142

  • ‘Turn off the Tap’: Immigration and Race Relations

    Brooke, Peter

    Pages 143-179

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eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-65160-6
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Hardcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-65159-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Softcover $109.99
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  • Due: January 1, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-319-87962-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Duncan Sandys and the Informal Politics of Britain’s Late Decolonisation
Authors
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65160-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65160-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65159-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87962-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 271
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations
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