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The Strange Death of the Liberal Empire: Lord Selborne in South Africa

Torrance, David E.

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ISBN 10: 0853239703 / ISBN 13: 9780853239703
Published by Liverpool University Press
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Title: The Strange Death of the Liberal Empire: ...

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

Binding: Hardcover

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Combining political biography with a study of imperialism, this is an examination of Lord Selborne's career as High Commissioner for South Africa from 1905 to 1910. The author aims to provide a clearer understanding of British imperial policy and of a crucial period in South African history. He examines Selborne's conception of empire and, by implication, the nature of British imperialism, focusing on the Chinese labour controversy, the self-government issue, the development of racial segregation, and the creation of the Union of South Africa. The book also offers a reassessment of the role which the imperial factor played in shaping the state, economy and society of 20th-century South Africa. Behind the debate over imperial policy, Torrance argues, were deep and bitter divisions inextricably linked to domestic tensions within Britain itself.

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David Torrance examines Lord Selborne's conception of empire and, by implication, the nature of British imperialism, focusing on the Chinese labour controversy, the self-government issue, the development of racial segregation, and the creation of the Union of South Africa. He reassesses the role of the imperial factor in shaping the state, economy, and society of twentieth-century South Africa. Behind the debate over imperial policy, Torrance shows, were deep and bitter divisions that were inextricably linked to domestic tensions within Britain itself.

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