The Oxford History of the British Empire - Vol. 4

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INDEX
Abadan oil refinery, Iran 24, 339, 508
Abduh, Muhammad (Egyptian religious leader) 414, 417
Abdul Hamid II (Sultan of Turkey) 406, 493
Abdullah, ibn Hussein (King of Jordan) 402, 403, 407, 504-8
Abeokuta, Yoruba state, Nigeria 518
early mission centre 518
Aborigines, Australian 668, 671, 690-1
Accra, Ghana 323
Acre, Battle of (1799) 400
Action française 74
Acts of Parliament see Statutes
Adams, Grantley (lawyer, politician, Barbados) 615-16
Aden:
becomes Crown Colony (1937) 491
commercial and strategic importance of 402, 492
end of British regime in (1967) 344, 511
occupied (1839) 492
post-war insurrections in 301
Adli Yaghan (Prime Minister of Egypt) 154-5
Afghani, Jamaluddin al (Muslim political activist and journalist) 406
Afghanistan 289, 417
Africa:
colonies: administration in 60-1, 194, 246-51; changing sex roles 388-91; federation and decolonization 347-54; impact of colonial state 58-61; nature of colonial state in 37; principal Colonial Office focus 22-3; significance of for the Empire 302
concept of multiracial partnership in 274-5
European population in 168, 517
local disturbances 38, 121, 289-90, 292, 558-9
middle class 517, 520-1
political parties 38, 248, 272, 524, 526, 527, 564, 565-7, 570
post-imperial economy 375
women’s role in colonial economy 381-5
see also African regional entries; colonial state; Indirect Rule
African Bureau 205
African Lakes Corporation 558
African middle class 517, 520-1
African Mineworkers’ Union 382
African Morning Post (Accra daily newspaper) 522
African National Congress (ANC) 560, 567, 572
African Progressive Association, Basutoland 561
African Skyways (1939 film) 227
African Society (later Royal African Society) 49, 121
African Survey (Hailey, 1839) 276
Africanization:
in East and Central Africa 235
in West Africa 520; post-1945 523
Afrikaner National Party 38, 248, 546, 565-7
Afrikaners 38, 554-5
Agadir crisis, Morocco (1911) 280-1
Aga Khan, Aga Khans (leaders of Nizari Ismailis) 401, 418
Agra, India 411
agriculture:
cash crops 60, 164, 178, 312, 360, 410, 451, 558,
see also under individual crops and commodities; films about 227-8; impact of colonial rule on 400; for war effort 312
development schemes: Gezira 513; Tanganyika 540
expansion of land use 371
experiments in plantation crops: Ceylon 450; Rhodesia 538; South Africa 558
export staples and employment 359-60
family farms 534
First World War and 605
government advisory services 257-8; Indian forestry service 215; research stations 565; veterinary officials 540
government marketing boards, East Africa 538
impact of Depression on 557
impact of Second World War: on markets, prices 324-5, 538, 639; recruitment of labour for agriculture 312
impact of sugar beet subsidies 605
irrigation (Ceylon) 459
peasants and market response 534, 535, 537, 557; Shona peasant farming 338, 390, 557; attempts to stimulate peasant farming, Ceylon 459
plantation labour 164, 456, see also indentured labour
prairies 171
and science 214; research 195; research stations in Africa 565
subsistence: in Pacific 681
technology: mechanization 536, 540; railways 450
training 538

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