What have historians been arguing about... decolonisation and the British Empire?

Teaching History feature

By Edward Webb, published 27th March 2020

Decolonisation is a contested term. When first used in 1952, it referred to a political event: a colony gaining independence; it has since come to describe a process. When, where and why this process began, however, and whether it has ended, are all fiercely debated. Is it about new flags and constitutions, or something that happens in the minds of the colonised and the colonisers? Is the process political or cultural? Pressure both to teach decolonisation and to decolonise the curriculum can even seem to be in tension. 

This resource is FREE for Student HA Members.

Non HA Members can get instant access for £2.49

Add to Basket Join the HA