'Few collections are as significant as this one...[a] stimulating and striking set of essays.' - The Round Table 'The British Empire in the 1950s is a most welcome addition to the historiography of British decolonisation and will be of considerable interest to scholars and students alike. The chapters are well-written and offer a coherent interpretation of the decade which highlights the often contradictory nature of imperial intention and reality.' - Andrew Cohen, South African Historical Journal 'Each of the essays, as well as Martin Lynn's introduction, offers a diverse, fascinating and complex tapestry of the period, rich with complementary as well as colliding opinions. Every article, written by an expert in the field, is thoroughly documented.' - Robert T Harrison, Journal of Contemporary History
About the Author
The late MARTIN LYNN was Professor of African History at Queen's University Belfast, UK. He was the author of Commerce and Economic Change in West Africa
and the editor of Nigeria 1943-1960
in the British Documents on the End of Empire
series. He published many articles on nineteenth and twentieth century West African history, on imperialism, on business history and on decolonization.