Pax Britannica to Pax Americana is the story of the British Empire from its late-nineteenth century flowering to its present extinction. Louis traces the British Empire from the scramble for Africa, the turbulent imperial history of the Second World War in Asia, and the mid-20th century rush to independence to the Suez crisis, the icon of empire's end. It forms the ideal platform from which to examine the aims and outcome of empire. This authoritative and highly engaging history appears at a time when interest in the history of the British Empire has, ironically, never been stronger, making Ends of British Imperialism a must-read item for both scholar and general reader.
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Wm. Roger Louis is Kerr Professor of English History and Culture at the University of Texas at Austin and Fellow of St. Antony's College, Oxford. His books include Imperialism at Bay and The British Empire in the Middle East. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford History of the British Empire.
"An intellectual tour de force for understanding the numerous complexities surrounding the final decades of British Imperialism . . . With The Ends of British Imperialism, Roger Louis solidifies his place as the foremost historian of the British Empire in his generation." --Bryan Glass, BritishScholar.com “This collection is exceptional. It brings together the oeuvres of an eminent historian rather than a mere selection of writings. Each article is attractively written as well as thoroughly annotated.” –History Today
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