The Twilight of European Colonialism
A Political Analysis
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The Twilight of European Colonialism (1961) is a comprehensive appraisal of modern colonialism, as well as providing historical background, of the governments of British, French, Belgian and Portuguese colonies. Political events in colonies and former colonies in all parts of the world are discussed. Charting the political development of each colony, the author analyses at each stage the significance of the major advances toward self-government in addition to critically examining and comparing the policies and performances of the European powers involved.
Table of Contents
Part 1. Introduction: The State of the Colonial World in the Fall of 1959 1. The Captains and the Kings Depart Part 2. The British Dependent Territories 2. The Crown-Colony System 3. A New Unitary Nation: Ghana 4. Countries with a Future as Unitary States: Singapore and Sierra Leone 5. Countries with a Federal Future: West Indies and Nigeria 6. Country with a Possible Federal Future: Uganda 7. Countries Where White Settlers Cloud the Future: Rhodesia, Nyasaland and Kenya 8. Trust Territories Under British Administration 9. Territories Too Small for Complete Independence 10. Territories Disputed by Foreign Powers Part 3. Overseas France 11. Empire, Union and Community 12. French West Africa 13. French Equatorial Africa 14. Madagascar and Minor French Territories 15. Trust Territories under French Administration Part 4. Belgian Paternalism in Africa 16. The Belgian Congo and the Trust Territory of Ruanda-Urundi Part 5. Portuguese Overseas Provinces 17. From Guinea to Timor Part 6. Conclusion 18. Contrasting Policies of the Four Powers
Stewart C. Easton