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The Resource British Decolonization, 1946–1997 : When, Why and How did the British Empire Fall?, by W. David McIntyre, (electronic resource)

British Decolonization, 1946–1997 : When, Why and How did the British Empire Fall?, by W. David McIntyre, (electronic resource)

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British Decolonization, 1946–1997 : When, Why and How did the British Empire Fall?
Title
British Decolonization, 1946–1997
Title remainder
When, Why and How did the British Empire Fall?
Statement of responsibility
by W. David McIntyre
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Language
eng
Summary
The sudden demise of arguably the world's greatest empire in the years following the Second World War was a momentous event in global history. After nearly four centuries of colonial activity, the British relinquished their empire in a little more than twenty years. In this comprehensive new survey, David McIntyre narrates the sequence of decolonisation, summarises the historical controversies surrounding its causes, and considers what was distinctive about the way events unfolded. The author argues that although colonial self-government had a long pedigree going back to the American colonies (and Dominion status had become a peaceful evolutionary route to independence), the upsurge of colonial nationalisms after 1945 meant that policy-makers were overtaken by events. The great speed at which the numerous dependencies in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific were relinquished is analysed and the Commonwealth since decolonisation reconsidered, revealing an association displaying surprising vigour in its post-Britannic years.--
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McIntyre, W. David
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Springer
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Great Britain-History
Label
British Decolonization, 1946–1997 : When, Why and How did the British Empire Fall?, by W. David McIntyre, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-26922-8
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online resource
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Maps -- Table of Independence Dates -- Preface -- Introduction -- PART ONE: WHEN DID THE BRITISH EMPIRE FALL? -- The Dominions Model -- The Attlee Government's Decisions, 1947-48 -- The Ambiguous Fifties -- Macmillan and the 'Wind of Change', 1959-63 -- Wilson and the Withdrawal from East-of-Suez -- Closing the Files on the Pacific, Caribbean and Southern Africa -- PART TWO: WHY DID THE BRITISH EMPIRE FALL? -- The Metropolitan Dimension -- The Global Dimension -- The Colonial Dimension -- PART THREE: HOW DID THE BRITISH EMPIRE FALL? -- Transfers of Power -- Republics in the Commonwealth -- The Commonwealth: Disillusionment, Detachment and Re-discovery -- Conclusion -- Notes
Control code
978-1-349-26922-8
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XII, 176 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781349269228
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1004389256
Label
British Decolonization, 1946–1997 : When, Why and How did the British Empire Fall?, by W. David McIntyre, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-26922-8
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Maps -- Table of Independence Dates -- Preface -- Introduction -- PART ONE: WHEN DID THE BRITISH EMPIRE FALL? -- The Dominions Model -- The Attlee Government's Decisions, 1947-48 -- The Ambiguous Fifties -- Macmillan and the 'Wind of Change', 1959-63 -- Wilson and the Withdrawal from East-of-Suez -- Closing the Files on the Pacific, Caribbean and Southern Africa -- PART TWO: WHY DID THE BRITISH EMPIRE FALL? -- The Metropolitan Dimension -- The Global Dimension -- The Colonial Dimension -- PART THREE: HOW DID THE BRITISH EMPIRE FALL? -- Transfers of Power -- Republics in the Commonwealth -- The Commonwealth: Disillusionment, Detachment and Re-discovery -- Conclusion -- Notes
Control code
978-1-349-26922-8
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XII, 176 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781349269228
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1004389256

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