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Workers of the Empire, Unite: Radical and Popular Challenges to British Imperialism, 1910s-1960s

Yann Béliard and Neville Kirk


In most studies of British decolonisation, the world of labour is neglected, the key roles being allocated to metropolitan statesmen and native elites. Instead this volume focuses on the role played by working people, their experiences, initiatives and organisations, in the dissolution of the British Empire, both in the metropole and in the colonies. How central was the intervention of the metropolitan Left in the liquidation of the British Empire? Were labour mobilisations in the colonies only stepping stones for bourgeois nationalists? To what extent were British labour activists willing and ... More

Keywords: labour, British Empire, anti-colonialism, communism, socialism, internationalism, decolonisation, transnational networks

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781800859685
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781800859685.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yann Béliard, editor

Neville Kirk, editor

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