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The British Empire in the 1950s: Retreat or Revival?

The British Empire in the 1950s: Retreat or Revival? (Hardback)

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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.

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

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