About this book


Harold Macmillan's 'Wind of Change' speech, delivered to the South African parliament in Cape Town at the end of a landmark six-week African tour, presaged the end of the British Empire in Africa. This book, the first to focus on Macmillan's 'Wind of Change', comprises a series of essays by leading historians in the field.


Africa British Empire Charles de Gaulle Cold War colonization decolonisation decolonization imperialism

Editors and affiliations

  • L. J. Butler
    • 1
  • Sarah Stockwell
    • 2
  1. 1.University of East AngliaUK
  2. 2.King’s College LondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-34826-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-31800-8
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