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Imperialism at Bay : The United States and the Decolonization of the British Empire 1941-45 - Wm. Roger Louis

Imperialism at Bay

The United States and the Decolonization of the British Empire 1941-45

Paperback Published: 23rd October 1986
ISBN: 9780198229728
Number Of Pages: 610

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This book examines the wartime controversies between Britain and America about the future of the colonial world, and considers the ethical, military, and economic forces behind imperialism during World War II. It concludes that, for Britain, there was a revival of the sense of colonial mission; the Americans, on the other hand, felt justified in creating a strategic fortress in the Pacific Islands while carrying the torch of "international trusteeship" throughout the rest of the world--a scheme that Churchill and others viewed as a cloak for American expansion.

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Louis' book, as full of wit and insight as it is of information, will instruct every modern historian. * American Historical Review *

Other Books by the Same Authorp. ii
Prefacep. vii
Abbreviations and Locations of Manuscript Collectionsp. xv
Introductory and Parallel Themesp. 1
Trusteeship and Imperialismp. 3
The Future of South-East Asia and the Question of the French Coloniesp. 27
The Defence of the Middle East and the Fate of the Italian Coloniesp. 48
American Security and the Controversy Over the Japanese Mandated Islandsp. 68
International Trusteeshipp. 88
From the Atlantic Charter to the Cairo Declarationp. 119
Article III of the Atlantic Charter -- Self-Determinationp. 121
The Fall of Singapore and the Future of the British Empire Trusteeship Versus Partnershipp. 134
Roosevelt and the American Public's Attitude Towards the Colonial Issue from Pearl Harbor to the Anniversary of the Atlantic Charterp. 147
Trusteeship and the State Department's Post-War Foreign Policy Advisory Committee in 1942p. 159
Cordell Hull and the State Department's Trusteeship Planningp. 175
The British Response to the Developing American Anti-Colonial Campaign Lord Cranborne's Policy of 'We Hold What We Have'. the Beginning of the Colonial Office's Regional Co-Operation Schemesp. 187
The Crescendo of American Criticism and Churchill's 'First Minister' Speechp. 198
London and the Dominions in the Winter of 1942-1943. Parent States. the Position of India in Regional Commissions International Accountabilityp. 211
The Three Dimensions of American Trusteeship Diplomacy in 1943p. 225
The British Reaction to the 'Declaration on National Independence'. the Colonial Secretary's Policy Statement of the 13th of July 1943p. 243
The Military Element in Roosevelt's Trusteeship Planningp. 259
The Cairo Declaration the Dismemberment of Japan's Empirep. 274
From Cairo to Yaltap. 287
The Australian-New Zealand Agreement of January 1944p. 289
Regional Planning in the Colonial Officep. 309
Isaiah Bowman's Colonial Mission to London, April 1944p. 327
The Dominion Prime Ministers' Conference of May 1944p. 337
Roosevelt and the State Department in the Winter and Spring of 1944: The Question of a Growing 'spirit of Imperialism'p. 351
The American Military's Stand on the Annexation of the Pacific Islandsp. 366
The Colonial Question at the Dumbarton Oaks Conference on International Organization. the Advent of Hilton Poynton and Kenneth Robinson in Trusteeship Affairsp. 378
The Colonial Office Takes the Initiative. the Poynton- Robinson Project on 'International Aspects of Colonial Policy'p. 392
The Australian-New Zealand Conference of November 1944p. 409
Washington in the Winter of 1944-1945. the Advent of Sir Frederick Eggleston as Australian Minister. Arthur Creech Jones and the Institute of Pacific Relations Conference at Hot Springsp. 422
Prelude to Yalta the Colonial Secretary's Visit to Washington in January 1945p. 433
Yalta: Agreement on the Trusteeship Formulap. 448
The Colonial Settlement of 1945p. 461
The Aftermath of Yalta Londonp. 463
The Aftermath of Yalta Washingtonp. 475
The International Conference Before San Francisco: The Commonwealth Meeting in London, April 1945p. 497
San Francisco: The Resolution of the 'strategic Trust' Controversy and the Foundation of Colonial Accountabilityp. 512
San Francisco: The Question of Colonial Independencep. 532
Strategic Security and the Colonial Situation in 1945p. 548
Indexp. 575
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ISBN: 9780198229728
ISBN-10: 0198229720
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 610
Published: 23rd October 1986
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.8 x 13.8  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.79