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Britain, Commonwealth and the End of Empire

Robert Holland

in The British Constitution in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263198
eISBN:
9780191734755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263198.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the history of Great Britain, the British Commonwealth, and the end of the British Empire in the twentieth century, suggesting that the twentieth century ended in Britain as it ... More


Commonwealth Legacy

W. DAVID MCINTYRE

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume IV: The Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205647
eISBN:
9780191676727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205647.003.0030
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter reports the organizational legacy of the old British Empire in an international context. ‘Commonwealth’, which began as a synonym for Empire, came to signify its antithesis. The ‘British ... More


Modern Raleighs in a New Elizabethan Age

Anne Spry Rush

in Bonds of Empire: West Indians and Britishness from Victoria to Decolonization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199588558
eISBN:
9780191728990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588558.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter concludes the book's investigation of royalty by examining how, in the post-war colonial period, Jamaicans aligned themselves with the British monarch to emphasize their pride in being ... More


Towards a Solution to the Eurasian Question: Child Removal and Juvenile Emigration

Satoshi Mizutani

in The Meaning of White: Race, Class, and the 'Domiciled Community' in British India 1858-1930

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199697700
eISBN:
9780191732102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697700.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter concerns the wider historical implications of the limitations upon the system of general school education meant for Eurasian and Domiciled-European children. It argues that, by the turn ... More


Renewing imperial ties: The Queen in Australia

Jane Landman

in The British monarchy on screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719099564
eISBN:
9781526109767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099564.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hailed on its reception as an “indication to the world of the unity of the peoples of the Commonwealth,” The Queen in Australia (1954) conjoined documentary film and Cold War politics with the Queen ... More


Virginia Woolf in the British Commonwealth

Sonita Sarker

in Virginia Woolf and the Common(wealth) Reader

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780989082679
eISBN:
9781781382196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780989082679.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers three aspects that arise from the conference theme, “Virginia Woolf and the Common(wealth) Reader”—Woolf and the British Commonwealth; Woolf's Common Readers (published in 1925 ... More


Through Women’s Lens: Imperial and Postcolonial Class and Gender Hierarchies

Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes and Heather Norris Nicholson

in British Women Amateur Filmmakers: National Memories and Global Identities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474420730
eISBN:
9781474453530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420730.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter charts how changing geo-political relations during late colonialism influenced conventional imperial ideologies of race, gender and identity and brought about a fundamental shift in ... More


Tanks Above Kapʼyong: Company A, 72d Tank Battalion, 23–24 April 1951

William T. Bowers and John T. Greenwood

in Passing the Test: Combat in Korea, April-June 1951

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134529
eISBN:
9780813135991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134529.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter tells the story of Company A, 72d Tank Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, and the 1st Royal Australian Regiment in support of the ROK 6th Division. The Chinese had planned a massive attack ... More


‘The Irish Harp in the Orchestra of Nations’: First Steps on the International Stage, 1923–1924

Gerard Keown

in First of the Small Nations: The Beginnings of Irish Foreign Policy in the Inter-War Years, 1919–1932

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198745129
eISBN:
9780191806063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745129.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Chapter 5 considers the first steps of the Irish Free State on the world stage. There were three overlapping themes: asserting Irish independence by pushing the boundaries of Commonwealth membership, ... More


A History of the Common Law of Contract: The Rise of the Action of Assumpsit

A. W. B. Simpson

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198255734
eISBN:
9780191681622
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255734.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The common law is one of the two major and successful systems of law developed in Western Europe, and in one form or another is now in force not only in the country of its origin but also in the ... More


The Roots of Royal Fever

Cele C. Otnes and Pauline Maclaran

in Royal Fever: The British Monarchy in Consumer Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273658
eISBN:
9780520962149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273658.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the factors that bolster the commercial uniqueness and appeal of the royal brand, many of which are supported by discourses that feed or tap into the growth of consumer culture. ... More


Patriot and Businessman

Chris Goertzen

in Caribbean Visionary: A. R. F. Webber and the Making of the Guyanese Nation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731064
eISBN:
9781604733327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731064.003.0012
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter describes notable events in Webber’s life in 1930. These include Webber’s preparation for the September elections; his radio address to members of the International Shortwave Club in ... More


Shakespeare and Radio

Susanne Greenhalgh

in The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635238
eISBN:
9780748652297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635238.003.0030
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter discusses the history of radio Shakespeare across the English-speaking world. It reviews some of the debates about the role of Shakespeare in the development of radio as an art form, and ... More


Self-referring Laws

H. L. A. Hart

in Essays in Jurisprudence and Philosophy

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198253884
eISBN:
9780191681431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198253884.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter addresses the doubts experienced in the section ‘The Never-ending Series of Sanctions’ in Kelsen's General Theory of Law and State. It is assumed that a law may perfectly well refer to ... More


The Challenge of England’s Future: South Africa and Bulgaria, 1874–80

Ciaran Brady

in James Anthony Froude: An Intellectual Biography of a Victorian Prophet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199668038
eISBN:
9780191748677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668038.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

In this chapter Froude’s single major engagement with political life is examined. It explores his period as agent of the Foreign Secretary Lord Carnarvon in the Cape colony and his ill-fated attempts ... More


First of the Small Nations: The Beginnings of Irish Foreign Policy in the Inter-War Years, 1919–1932

Gerard Keown

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198745129
eISBN:
9780191806063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745129.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This book traces the ideas and aspirations of the revolutionary generation in Ireland, from the 1890s to 1918, who dreamt of an independent Irish state and imagined how an Irish foreign policy might ... More


Bhagavan Das, “The Meaning of Swaraj or Self-Government” (1921)

Nalini Bhushan and Jay L. Garfield

in Indian Philosophy in English: From Renaissance to Independence

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199769261
eISBN:
9780190267605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199769261.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents an excerpt from Bhagavan Das's 1921 book, “The Meaning of Swaraj or Self-government,” written as a position paper for a meeting of the Indian National Congress. Das was a ... More


Migrant Fiction

C. L. Innes

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 7: British and Irish Fiction Since 1940

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198749394
eISBN:
9780191869754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749394.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter discusses migrant fiction in British and Irish literature. The end of the Second World War and the closing stages of the British empire brought significant changes, making more complex ... More


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