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Editor: Bill Schwarz

Caribbean migration to Britain brought many new things—new music, new foods, new styles. It brought new ways of thinking too. This book explores the intellectual ideas that the West Indians brought with them to Britain. It shows that, for more than a century, West Indians living in Britain developed a dazzling intellectual critique of the codes of Imperial Britain. Chapters discuss the influence of, amongst others, C. L. R. James, Una Marson, George Lamming, Jean Rhys, Claude McKay and V. S. Naipaul. The contributors draw from many different disciplines to bring alive the thought and personalities of the figures they discuss, providing a picture of intellectual developments in Britain from which we can still learn much. The introduction argues that the recovery of this Caribbean past, on the home territory of Britain itself, reveals much about the prospects of multiracial Britain.

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Brian Stoddart

Unlikely though it is that he had cricket in mind when noting that ‘terms of cultural engagement, whether antagonistic or affiliative, are produced performatively’, Homi Bhabha might well agree that the West Indies game bears out his maxim perfectly. After all, his comments on the ‘social articulation of difference’ and the struggle for recognition, along with the

in The imperial game
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On the ancient means of approach to the Saqqara Necropolis
Aidan Dodson

1 the ancient approach to the saqqara necropolis Go west: on the ancient means of approach to the Saqqara Necropolis Aidan Dodson I am delighted to offer this contribution in celebration of Rosalie David’s career, particularly in my current role as Chairman of Trustees of the Egypt Exploration Society, in view of her role in founding the Northern Branch of the Society, and also for the way in which she has worked to bring Egyptology to the widest possible audience. The vitality of amateur Egyptology in the Greater Manchester area and beyond stands

in Mummies, magic and medicine in ancient Egypt
Best friend and ally?

West Germany played a pivotal role in encouraging the Republic of Ireland's adaptation to a 'European' path. This book contends that Ireland recognised that the post- war German economic miracle offered trade openings. It analyses approximately 25 years of Irish-West German affairs, allowing a measured examination of the fluctuating relationship, and terminates in 1973, when Ireland joined the European Communities (EC). The general historical literature on Ireland's post- war foreign relations is developing but it tends to be heavily European Economic Community (EEC), United Nations (UN) or Northern Ireland centred. The Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) is a worthy candidate for such a study as it was Ireland's key trading partner in continental Western Europe. Germany acted as a dynamic force in Ireland's modernisation from the mid- 1950s. Ireland wanted 'to ride the wave of the future', and the challenge was to adapt. This study of Irish- West German relations offers up a prism through which to reinterpret the shifts in Ireland's international reorientation and adaptation between 1949 and 1973. Like any relationship, even a relatively amicable one, the Irish- West German one was prone to strains. Bitter trade disputes beset Irish- German relations throughout the 1950s. The book sheds new light on post- war Ireland's shift from an Anglo- Irish focus to a wider European one. It also discusses land wars, Nazism, the Anglo- Irish Trade Agreement of 1938, the establishment of a 'new Europe' and Lemass's refurbishment of the Irish development model.

Stephanie Barczewski

British archives are full of documentary reminders of the links between plantations in the West Indies and landed estates in the United Kingdom. The East Sussex Record Office preserves a notebook kept by John Fuller, an ironmaster who in 1703 married Elizabeth Rose, the daughter of the Jamaican planter Fulke Rose. Through the marriage, Fuller acquired sugar plantations totalling

in Country houses and the British Empire, 1700–1930
Stanley R. Sloan

Transatlantic alliance at the heart of the West The history of the transatlantic alliance, as reflected in these pages, includes many crises. Some, at the time, seemed to threaten the future of the transatlantic bargain that shapes the subtext of this volume. And yet, every time the clock struck midnight at the culmination of each crisis, the allies decided that cooperation in a transatlantic framework remained in their best interests. 1 No ally has left NATO. Until the British decided to leave the European Union, no member state had concluded its interests

in Defense of the West (second edition)
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County Galway and the Irish Free State 1922–32
Author: Úna Newell

This book focuses on the historical debate beyond the Irish revolution and introduces a new study of post-revolutionary experience in Ireland at a county level. It begins to build an image of regional political and social life in the immediate post-revolutionary period. The book discusses the turbulent years of 1922 and 1923, the local electorate's endorsement of the Anglo-Irish Treaty and the beginning of domestic Irish politics in what was a vastly altered post-treaty world. The Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed in London and confirmed dominion status on a twenty-six-county Irish Free State. The book further examines four major themes in rural agrarian society: land, poverty, Irish language, and law and order. It establishes the level of deprivation in local society that the Cumann na nGaedheal government had to confront. Finally, the book attempts to relate the political record of the county to the existing socio-economic realities of local life. Particular emphasis is placed on the election campaigns, the issues involved, and the voting patterns and trends that emerged in Galway. In east Galway agrarian agitation shaped the nature of civil war violence. The civil war fanned a recrudescence in acute agrarian agitation in the west. In the aftermath of the civil war, the August 1923 general election was fought on the Free State government's terms.

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Catherine Hall

For C. L. R. James West Indian identity was something to be celebrated, associated as it was for him, with the whole of the Caribbean, from Cuba and Haiti to Martinique, Trinidad and Jamaica. 1 Its distinctive character he saw as intimately linked to its particularly modern history, with the plantation at the centre of a global capitalist system linking slavery with

in West Indian intellectuals in Britain
Douglas J. Hamilton

One of the defining characteristics of Scottish residency in the Caribbean was its transience. It is clear that many Scots went to the West Indies with the intention of making money and then leaving as soon as possible. Alexander Baillie of Dochfour noted shortly after his arrival in Nevis in 1752 that ‘great Numbers … from all nations resort hither, from a very mistaken

in Scotland, the Caribbean and the Atlantic world 1750–1820
Douglas J. Hamilton

Just as Scotland experienced great challenges and stresses in the second half of the eighteenth century so too did the West Indies. The most profound disjunctions lay between the free white residents and the communities of enslaved blacks and free people of colour. For Europeans, this manifested itself in the maintenance of a colour bar that determined the rights that were enjoyed

in Scotland, the Caribbean and the Atlantic world 1750–1820