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Lord Hailey, the Colonial Office and the Politics of Race and Empire in the Second World War

The Loss of White Prestige

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Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Suke Wolton
    Pages 1-34
  3. Suke Wolton
    Pages 35-64
  4. Suke Wolton
    Pages 65-93
  5. Suke Wolton
    Pages 94-118
  6. Suke Wolton
    Pages 119-148
  7. Suke Wolton
    Pages 149-154
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 155-221

About this book


The book studies the Anglo-American debate in which British officials led by Lord Hailey, countered American criticisms of imperial rule by emphasizing economic development and peace-keeping as new, non-racial justifications for western authority. These are themes that have retained a powerful resonance in the post-war world.


America bibliography Colonial Office economic development empire politics reform

About the authors

SUKE WOLTON is Junior Research Fellow at St Cross College, University of Oxford.

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