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Decolonization: The Fall of the European Empires / Edition 2

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Overview

This book charts the decolonization of Asia, Africa and the Caribbean from 1945 to the present day, analysing the ways in which countries separated themselves from the control of the European Powers. The author provides a concise historiographical survey of decolonization, placing the last days of the empire in the context of long-term international developments.
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"I do find Chamberlain a very good introductory book to the subject of decolonization. It is just right for American freshmen. It is very well organised." William Cohen, Indiana
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631218043
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/16/1991
  • Series: Historical Association Studies Series
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.69 (w) x 8.58 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Muriel Chamberlain is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Wales, Swansea. She is currently the editor of The Historian, the journal of the Historical Association and is an Associate Editor of The New Dictionary of National Biography. Her previous publications include Lord Aberdeen: a Political Biography (1983), Lord Palmerston (1987), Pax Britannica: British Foreign Policy, 1789-1914 (1988) and The Scramble for Africa (second edition 1999). She is also joint editor of an English edition of Friedrich Fabri’s Does Germany Need Colonies? (Ed. with Breuning, 1998).

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Table of Contents

Outline Chronology
Maps
Introduction 1
1 The British Empire: Asia 15
2 The British Empire: Africa 33
3 The British Empire: Outposts 57
4 The Commonwealth 65
5 The French Empire 70
6 The Empires of the Smaller European Powers 84
7 The Russian Empire 93
Conclusion 116
Guide to Further Reading 128
References 133
Index 136
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