Decolonization Since 1945 (Paperback)

The Collapse of European Overseas Empires (Studies in Contemporary History)

By John Springhall

Red Globe Press, 9780333746004, 240pp.

Publication Date: January 23, 2001

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One of the most significant changes of the post-1945 world has been the decline and final dismemberment of European colonial empires in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Pacific, and the Caribbean. In 1939, roughly a third of the world's entire population lived under colonial rule. At the end of the 20th-century, less than one per cent did so. In this study, each major European overseas colony, rather than being subject to chronological or thematic subdivision, receives separate, extensive, and consecutive treatment.

About the Author

JOHN SPRINGHALL is Reader in History at the University of Ulster, Coleraine.