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Anticolonialism in British politics: the left and the end of Empire, 1918-1964

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Anticolonialism in British politics: the left and the end of Empire, 1918-1964
Title
Anticolonialism in British politics: the left and the end of Empire, 1918-1964
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first full scholarly study of British anticolonialism. British anticolonialism was an offshoot of a massive global upsurge of sentiment which has dominated much of the history of this century. In this wide-ranging and important book, Stephen Howe surveys the attitudes and activities relating to colonial issues of British critics of Empire during the years of decolonisation. He also evaluates the changing ways in which, arising out of the experience of Empire and decolonisation, more general ideas about imperialism, nationalism, and under-development were developed during these years. His discussion encompasses both the left wing of the Labour Party and groups outside it: in the Communist Party, other independent left-wing groups, and single-issue campaigns. The book has considerable contemporary relevance, for British reactions to more recent events - the Falklands and Gulf Wars, race relations, South African apartheid - cannot fully be understood except in the context of the experience of decolonisation and the legacy of Empire
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UkLiU
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1958-
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Howe, Stephen
Index
no index present
LC call number
DA18
LC item number
.H714 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Oxford historical monographs
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  • Decolonization
  • Imperialism
  • Public opinion
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Anticolonialism in British politics: the left and the end of Empire, 1918-1964
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 328-359) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. The Left and Imperialism. i. Decolonisation: the poverty of historiography. ii. Colonial revolution, transfer of power, or transition to neo-colonialism? iii. Decolonisation, the metropole, and the 'official mind'. iv. British socialists and imperialism: contexts and intentions -- 2. Socialism and Empire Before 1939. i. Labour and Imperialism: origins and overviews. ii. The impact of Empire on the British left. iii. The Labour Party. iv. British Communists and the Empire. v. The Independent Labour Party. vi. The League Against Imperialism. vii. The Trade Unions -- 3. The War Years, 1936-1945. i. Black Jacobins and Friends of Abyssinia. ii. Warning from the West Indies. iii. Against war and imperialism. iv. Communists, Common Wealth, and Coalition. v. India and the intellectuals. vi. Labour Party and TUC: reappraisal and renewal. vii. The global context -- 4. The Labour Governments, 1945-1951. i. Labour in power. ii. Palestine and the Middle East. iii. South and South-east Asia
  • iv. The CPGB, the Labour Government, and the colonies. v. Attack from the Labour left, 1950-1 -- 5. The Left Outside Parliament, 1945-1954. i. The Congress of Peoples Against Imperialism. ii. The Trotskyists and the Empire. iii. Pan-Africanism after 1945. iv. The Union of Democratic Control. v. Central Africa. vi. Kenya. vii. The Caribbean. viii. Malaya. ix. The left in the Labour Party -- 6. The Movement for Colonial Freedom, 1954-1964. i. Origins and foundation. ii. Aims and ideals. iii. Membership, personnel, and structure. iv. The MCF and the left in Parliament. v. The Area Councils -- and the Communist Party -- 7. Campaigns and Schisms, 1954-1964. i. The MCF, the Labour Party, and decolonisation. ii. The Trade Unions. iii. The Communist Party -- and the New Left. iv. Neo-colonialism. v. 1964 -- from new dawn to new disappointment -- 8. Conclusions
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 373 pages
Isbn
9780198204237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Anticolonialism in British politics: the left and the end of Empire, 1918-1964
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 328-359) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. The Left and Imperialism. i. Decolonisation: the poverty of historiography. ii. Colonial revolution, transfer of power, or transition to neo-colonialism? iii. Decolonisation, the metropole, and the 'official mind'. iv. British socialists and imperialism: contexts and intentions -- 2. Socialism and Empire Before 1939. i. Labour and Imperialism: origins and overviews. ii. The impact of Empire on the British left. iii. The Labour Party. iv. British Communists and the Empire. v. The Independent Labour Party. vi. The League Against Imperialism. vii. The Trade Unions -- 3. The War Years, 1936-1945. i. Black Jacobins and Friends of Abyssinia. ii. Warning from the West Indies. iii. Against war and imperialism. iv. Communists, Common Wealth, and Coalition. v. India and the intellectuals. vi. Labour Party and TUC: reappraisal and renewal. vii. The global context -- 4. The Labour Governments, 1945-1951. i. Labour in power. ii. Palestine and the Middle East. iii. South and South-east Asia
  • iv. The CPGB, the Labour Government, and the colonies. v. Attack from the Labour left, 1950-1 -- 5. The Left Outside Parliament, 1945-1954. i. The Congress of Peoples Against Imperialism. ii. The Trotskyists and the Empire. iii. Pan-Africanism after 1945. iv. The Union of Democratic Control. v. Central Africa. vi. Kenya. vii. The Caribbean. viii. Malaya. ix. The left in the Labour Party -- 6. The Movement for Colonial Freedom, 1954-1964. i. Origins and foundation. ii. Aims and ideals. iii. Membership, personnel, and structure. iv. The MCF and the left in Parliament. v. The Area Councils -- and the Communist Party -- 7. Campaigns and Schisms, 1954-1964. i. The MCF, the Labour Party, and decolonisation. ii. The Trade Unions. iii. The Communist Party -- and the New Left. iv. Neo-colonialism. v. 1964 -- from new dawn to new disappointment -- 8. Conclusions
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 373 pages
Isbn
9780198204237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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