The Historiography of the British Empire-Commonwealth: Trends, Interpretations and Resources

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CONTRIBUTORS

GEORGE BENNETT ( M.A., Oxon.) is a Fellow of Linacre House and Senior Lecturer in Commonwealth History at Oxford, a post he has held since 1952. Previously he was Lecturer in History at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and Lecturer in History at the University of Toronto. He was Visiting Professor of History at Madras Christian College in the University of Madras in 1957 and at the Institute of African Studies in the University of Ghana 1965. His publications include The Concept of Empire ( London, 1953; ed. 1962); Kenya, A Political History: The Colonial Period ( London, 1963), and (with Carl G. Rosberg) The Kenyatta Election: Kenya, 1960-1961 ( London, 1961).

ROBERT O. COLLINS ( Ph.D., Yale University) is an Associate Professor of History, University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of The Southern Sudan, 1883-1898: A Struggle for Control ( New Haven, 1962), co-author with Peter Duignan of Americans in Africa: A Preliminary Guide to American Missionary Archives and Library Manuscript Collections on Africa (Stanford, 1963), and a contributor to numerous African journals. He has also contributed to two forthcoming works, Fred Burke and Stanley Diamond, eds., The Transformation of East Africa: Studies in Political Anthropology, and Prosser Gifford and William Roger Louis , eds., British and German Colonialism in Africa. Professor Collins has traveled widely in Africa and worked in the British, Belgian, and Sudanese archives.

ROBERT I. CRANE ( Ph.D., Yale University) is Professor of History at Duke University, where he has taught since 1961. Earlier he was a member of the faculties of the University of Chicago and the University of Michigan, and in 1962-63 he was Visiting Professor of History in the University of Calcutta. His publications include (as co-author) Aspects of Economic Development in South Asia ( New York, 1954) and Asia, Africa, Latin America: A Bibliographical Guide ( New York, 1961); he has edited A Handbook on Jammu and Kashmir ( New Haven, 1956) and written The History of India: Its Study and Interpretation (Washington, 1958). He contributed to Problems of Historical Writing in India ( New Delhi [ 1964]); Helen G. Matthew, ed., Asia in the Modern World ( New York, 1963); Shirley H. Engle, ed., New Perspectives in World History (Washington, 1964), and William B. Hamilton, ed., The Transfer ofInstitutions

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Contributors ix
  • Introduction 3
  • The American Continental Colonies in the Empire 23
  • The Empire Since 1783 46
  • Canada 69
  • Australia 137
  • New Zealand 174
  • The British Territories in the Pacific 197
  • South Africa 212
  • British Central Africa 237
  • British East Africa 248
  • British West Africa 261
  • Egypt and the Sudan 279
  • Great Britain and Inter­national Trusteeship: the Mandate System 296
  • Gibraltar, Malta, and Cyprus 312
  • Ireland's Commonwealth Years, 1922-1949 326
  • The British West Indies 344
  • India 357
  • Pakistan 396
  • Ceylon 421
  • Burma 448
  • Malaysia 460
  • Commonwealth Literature: Developments and Prospects 493
  • Appendix: An American Report 523
  • Index 529
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