by Manchester University Press, Distributed in the United States exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan in Manchester, New York .
Written in English
Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-180) and index.
|Series||Studies in imperialism, Studies in imperialism (Manchester, England)|
|LC Classifications||DA125.N4 P65 2009|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xviii, 186 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||186|
|LC Control Number||2009504972|
On the eve of World War II, a small, impoverished group of Africans and West Indians in London dared to imagine the unimaginable: the end of British rule in Africa. In books, pamphlets, and periodicals, they launched an anti-colonial campaign that used publishing as a pathway to liberation. And yes, they contributed to the ‘ending of British rule in Africa’. But so did those workers and market women who went on strike, those who demonstrated, those who sang songs of freedom, who called and addressed meetings around their colonies/countries, often risking arrest. Across the continent of Africa, a web of laws silenced African speech. On the eve of World War II, a small, impoverished group of Africans and West Indians in London dared to imagine the end of British rule in Africa. Printing gave oppositions a voice, initially through broadsheets, tracts, pamphlets, later through books and by: This excellent book is about some of the writers – mainly those living in Europe from the s till the s – whose writings were either wholly or partly about the ‘ending of British rule in Africa’. The main writer dealt with is George Padmore; the others are Jomo Kenyatta (while he lived in the UK), C. L. R.
Ending British rule in Africa Writers in a common cause. eISBN: This book provides an account of the University of Manchester's struggle to meet the government's demands for the rapid expansion of higher education in the s and the s. It looks at the University's ambitious building programme: the controversial attempts to reform its Author: Carol Polsgrove. On the eve of World War II, a small, impoverished group of Africans and West Indians in London dared to imagine the unimaginable: the end of British rule in Africa. In books, pamphlets, and periodicals, they launched an anti-colonial campaign that used publishing as a pathway to liberation.5/5(2). In West Africa the impact of British rule was more dramatic. The British had been heavily involved in the West African slave trade in the s. The trade was abolished in the early s and the British put a lot of effort into trying to wipe out slavery and the slave trade in all of Africa. In Ending British Rule in Africa, Carol Polsgrove has provided a novel approach to both black British histories and the histories of anti-imperialism and pan-Africanism. The book provides a detailed empirical account focused on a small community of black African and West Indian writers and activists, who were at the forefront of the effort to contest British imperial rule from their main base in London from the .
But by , only three small African territories remained under British control, all of which would become independent before the end of This book examines the swift demise of Britain's African empire, looking particularly at the role played by the United States in bringing the empire to an by: 9. Ending British Rule in Africa: Writers in a Common Cause This raises the question of what kind of book Carol Polsgrove has produced, and whether it makes a distinctive contribution. Polsgrove traces the life and work of the Trinidadian intellectual and political activist, George Padmore, from through to his death in It opens in Author: Katharine Skinner. Free 2-day shipping on qualified orders over $ Buy Studies in Imperialism: Ending British Rule in Africa: Writers in a Common Cause (Paperback) at nd: Carol Polsgrove. Ending British Rule in Africa draws on previously unexplored manuscript and archival collections to trace the development of this publishing community from its origins in George Padmore’s American and Comintern years through the independence of Ghana in the