Decolonization The Fall of the European Empires

ISBN-10: 0631216022
ISBN-13: 9780631216025
Edition: 2nd 1999 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $61.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/16/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

This book charts the decolonization of Asia, Africa and the Caribbean from 1945 to the present day, analyzing 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.For the Second Edition, a new chapter has been added to examine the post-Cold War realignments in Central and Eastern Europe which mark the final phase of decolonization. Coverage is also given to the hand-over of Hong Kong from Britain to China in 1997. In view of recent changes, the conclusion has also been fully revised.The text also includes an updated chronology of events and a completely rewritten bibliography, to guide the student to further reading.

Maps
Outline Chronology
Introduction
The Background:
First Colonial Responses
The British Empire: Asia:
India
Ceylon, Burma and Malaya
The British Empire: Africa:
Ghana
Nigeria
Sierra Leone and The Gambia
East Africa (Uganda, Tankanyika and Zanzibar)
Kenya
South Central Africa (the Rhodesias and Nyasaland)
The British Empire: Outposts
The Caribbean
The Mediterranean
The 'Daughters'
The Commonwealth:
The French Empire:
North Africa
Black Africa and Madagascar
Indochina
The Empires of the Smaller European Powers:
The Dutch Empire
The Belgian Empire
The Italian Empire
The Spanish Empire
The Portuguese Empire
The Russian Empire
Conclusion
Guide to Further Reading
References
Index

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