Redefining the Bonds of Commonwealth, 1939-1948

The Politics of Preference

  • Francine McKenzie

Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series book series (CIPCSS)

About this book


This work is a path-breaking study of the changing attitudes of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa to Britain and the Commonwealth in the 1940s and the effect of those changes on their individual and collective standing in international affairs. The focus is imperial preference, the largest discriminatory tariff system in the world and a potent symbol of Commonwealth unity. It is based on archival research in Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United States.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Francine McKenzie
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of HistoryUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2002
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-43021-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-55468-9
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