Ends of British Imperialism: The Scramble for Empire, Suez and Decolonization

TitleEnds of British Imperialism: The Scramble for Empire, Suez and Decolonization
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsLouis, William Roger
Number of Pages1065
PublisherI.B. Tauris
CityLondon
Abstract

The book presents the story of the British Empire from its late-nineteenth-century flowering to its extinction. It traces the British Empire from the scramble for Africa, through the Mandates system of 'sacred trust', the turbulent imperial history of the Second World War in Asia, and to the unstoppable mid-20th century rush to independence to the Suez crisis, the icon of empire's end. It forms the ideal platform from which to examine the aims and outcome of empire. This authoritative and highly engaging history appears at a time when interest in the history of the British Empire has, ironically, never been stronger, making Ends of British Imperialism a must-read item for both scholar and general reader.

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