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Violence and Colonial Order: Police, Workers and Protest in the European Colonial Empires, 1918 1940

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This is a pioneering, multi-empire account of the relationship between the politics of imperial repression and the economic structures of European colonies between the two World Wars. Ranging across colonial Africa, Southeast Asia and the Caribbean, Martin Thomas explores the structure of local police forces, their involvement in colonial labour control and the containment ...more
Hardcover, 540 pages
Published June 18th 2014 by Cambridge University Press (first published September 16th 2012)
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While conventional wisdom holds that European colonialism is about Gold, God and Glory, and while much has been written on each individually, Thomas’ book explores the intertwining pursuit of Gold and Glory in the colonial empires of Britain, France and Belgium in Africa, Asia and the West Indies during the inter-war years. To bring the connection between colonial politics and economic considerations into sharper focus, Thomas spends considerable effort on the effects of the Great D
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303.60917 T4593 2012
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