Imperialism, Race and Resistance: Africa and Britain, 1919-1945

Imperialism, Race and Resistance: Africa and Britain, 1919-1945

by Barbara Bush
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415159733

ISBN-13: 9780415159739

Pub. Date: 01/01/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Imperialism, Race and Resistance marks an important new development in the study of British and imperial interwar history.
Focusing on Britain, West Africa and South Africa,
Imperialism, Race and Resistance charts the growth of anti-colonial resistance and opposition to racism in the prelude to the 'post-colonial' era. The complex nature of…  See more details below

Overview

Imperialism, Race and Resistance marks an important new development in the study of British and imperial interwar history.
Focusing on Britain, West Africa and South Africa,
Imperialism, Race and Resistance charts the growth of anti-colonial resistance and opposition to racism in the prelude to the 'post-colonial' era. The complex nature of imperial power in explored, as well as its impact on the lives and struggles of black men and women in Africa and the African diaspora.
Barbara Bush argues that tensions between white dreams of power and black dreams of freedom were seminal in transofrming Britain's relationship with Africa in an era bounded by global war and shaped by ideological conflict.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415159739
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction: why imperialism, race and resistance?1
1Africa after the First World War: race and imperialism redefined?20
West Africa47
2Britain's imperial hinterland: colonialism in West Africa49
3Expatriate society: race, gender and the culture of imperialism72
4'Whose dream was it anyway?' Anti-colonial protest in West Africa, 1929-45101
South Africa129
5Forging the racist state: imperialism, race and labour in Britain's 'white dominion'131
6'Knocking on the white man's door': repression and resistance157
7'Fighting for the underdog': British liberals and the South African 'native question'181
Britain203
8Into the heart of empire: black Britain205
9Into the heart of empire: the 'race problem'228
10The winds of change: towards a new imperialism in Africa?248
Retrospective: Africa and the African diaspora in a 'post-imperial' world271
Notes and references278
Bibliography344
Index375

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