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Exporting empire: Africa, colonial officials and the construction of the British imperial state, c.1900−39

Christopher Prior

Abstract

This book is a study of the colonial officials who governed British Africa between 1900 and the Second World War. Historians have to date failed to provide a detailed examination of what caused these ‘men on the spot’ to think and act in the ways they did. Drawing on a vast range of hitherto underexplored private papers, this book assesses the scope of their different attitudes and endeavours. It considers the role of background, education, training, British culture, social and intellectual networks across Africa, and personal self-interest in shaping the ways that officials related to African ... More

Keywords: Empire, Africa, Colonial officials, Imperialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780719083686
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719083686.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Prior, author