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Pax Britannica to Pax Americana is the story of the British Empire from its late-nineteenth century flowering to its present extinction. Louis traces the British Empire from the scramble for Africa, the turbulent imperial history of the Second World War in Asia, and the mid-20th century rush to independence to the Suez crisis, the icon of empire's end. It forms the ideal platform from which to examine the aims and outcome of empire. This authoritative and highly engaging history appears at a time when interest in the history of the British Empire has, ironically, never been stronger, making Ends of British Imperialism a must-read item for both scholar and general reader.
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Wm. Roger Louis is Kerr Professor of English History and Culture at the University of Texas at Austin and Fellow of St. Antony's College, Oxford.Review:
""Wm. Roger Louis is preeminent among historians of the British Empire. This volume puts on dazzling display the full range of his accomplishment. It not only shows all that he has taught us in the past; it sets the agenda for a new generation of scholarship."" -- Ernest R. May, Harvard University
""Sir John Seeley memorably quipped that the British Empire was acquired in a fit of absence of mind. Now we can thank Wm. Roger Louis for finding another aphorism on the history of the British Empire: 'Decolonization was the mirror image of the Scramble for Colonies'."" -- W. David McIntyre, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
""Ends of British Imperialism is to die for! It recognizes the unbelievable continuity of quality and focul of Roger Louis's research over many decades...I am full of admiration for it...wonderful!"" -- Stanley Katz, former President, American Council on Learned Societies ""The Ends of British Imperialism...provide[s] a scintillating portrait of British decision making in the final stages of imperial rule."" --Times Literary Supplement
""A magisterial tour d’horizon...by a writer whose reputation as a historian of the Empire is formidable."" -- Journal of the Commonwealth Lawyers' Association
""A consistently stimulating book, with many lessons for today."" – The Overseas Pensioner
""It is good to have these various writings gathered together in one volume."" -- Contemporary Review
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