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The British Empire in the 1950s: Retreat or Revival?
by Martin Lynn
This collection of studies examines the history of the British empire during the 1950s. The papers in this volume analyze imperial policy and the place of the empire in British society during the 1950s and the degree to which these years represented a period of continuing retreat or of imperial re-assertion.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published January 6th 2006 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Every so often I find a book that I wish I could have written -- the highest praise. In this book's case, I wish I could have edited it. Martin Lynn, Professor of African History at Queen's University Belfast, has conceived of, and followed through with, a project of the highest quality. The British Empire in the 1950s contains articles by leading historians of empire, each exceeding the standards of some of the better historical journals. All of the articles are excellent, but if for no other r ...more