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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415159739
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction: why imperialism, race and resistance? 1
1 Africa after the First World War: race and imperialism redefined? 20
West Africa 47
2 Britain's imperial hinterland: colonialism in West Africa 49
3 Expatriate society: race, gender and the culture of imperialism 72
4 'Whose dream was it anyway?' Anti-colonial protest in West Africa, 1929-45 101
South Africa 129
5 Forging the racist state: imperialism, race and labour in Britain's 'white dominion' 131
6 'Knocking on the white man's door': repression and resistance 157
7 'Fighting for the underdog': British liberals and the South African 'native question' 181
Britain 203
8 Into the heart of empire: black Britain 205
9 Into the heart of empire: the 'race problem' 228
10 The winds of change: towards a new imperialism in Africa? 248
Retrospective: Africa and the African diaspora in a 'post-imperial' world 271
Notes and references 278
Bibliography 344
Index 375
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