This book examines two key areas which although linked have previously been separated by historians: the passage of the Act of Union and the resignation of Pitt in 1801. Geoghegan's book covers the period from May 1798, the outbreak of the great rebellion, to March 1801 and the collapse of Pitt's ministry. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780717128839 20160527
Kuala Lumpur ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Book — 349 p.
The British came closest to securing a base in Aceh during the period from 1760 to 1824. It was looked upon as an invaluable entry port to support their China trade and as a possible naval base to protect British interests in the region against other European powers. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9789676530554 20160528
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Book — 373 p.
The Left and imperialism-- socialism and Empire before 1939-- the war years, 1939-1945-- the labour governments, 1945-1951-- the left outside Parliament, 1945-1954-- the movement for colonial freedom, 1954-1964-- campaigns and schisms, 1954-1964.
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This is a 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 book, Stephen Howe evaluates the changing ways in which, arising out of the experience of Empire and decolonization, more general ideas about imperialism, nationalism, and underdevelopment were developed during these years. He also surveys the attitudes and activities relating to colonial issues of British critics of Empire during the years of decolonization. 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 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 decolonization and the legacy of Empire. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780198204237 20160528