The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History

This journal has established itself as an internationally respected forum for the presentation and discussion of recent research in the history of the British Empire and Commonwealth and in comparative European colonial experiences. Particular attention is given to imperial policy and rivalries; colonial rule and local response; the rise of nationalism; the process of decolonization and the transfer of power and institutions; the evolution of the Imperial and Commonwealth association in general; and the expansion and transformation of British culture. The journal also features a substantial review section of recent literature.

Five issues a year.

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Latest articles

Volume 43 (5)

Editorial Board
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Caught between Realities: The American Revolution, the Continental Congress and Political Turmoil in the Bahama Islands
vol. 43 (5): 747-769
His Majesty's Agents: The British Consul at Tripoli, 1795–1832
vol. 43 (5): 770-786
‘The Laws of his Own Country’: Defamation, Banishment and the Problem of Legal Pluralism in the 1820s Cape Colony
vol. 43 (5): 787-806
Orientalism at Work? Dundee's Response to Competition from Calcutta, circa 1870–1914
vol. 43 (5): 807-830
The Scramble for East Africa: British Motives Reconsidered, 1884–95
vol. 43 (5): 831-860
‘A book is a book, all the world over’: New Zealand and the Colonial Writing World 1890–1945
vol. 43 (5): 861-881
A British Strike in an African Port: The Mercantile Marine and Dominion Politics in Durban, 1925
vol. 43 (5): 882-902
The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan and the Shaping of National Identities in the Second World War
vol. 43 (5): 903-926

Volume 43 (4)

Hostages on the Indo-Afghan Border in the Later Nineteenth Century
vol. 43 (4): 557-569
Command of the Army, Charles Gwynn and Imperial Policing: The British Doctrinal Approach to Internal Security in Palestine 1919–29
vol. 43 (4): 570-589
Terror in Galilee: British-Jewish Collaboration and the Special Night Squads in Palestine during the Arab Revolt, 1938–39
vol. 43 (4): 590-610
Detention, Deportation and Resettlement: British Counterinsurgency and Malaya's Rural Chinese, 1948–60
vol. 43 (4): 611-640
Legacies of Empire: State Violence and Collective Punishment in Kenya's North Eastern Province, c. 1963­–Present
vol. 43 (4): 641-657
Counter-Insurgency against ‘Kith and Kin’? The British Army in Northern Ireland, 1970–76
vol. 43 (4): 658-677
The Use of Camps in Colonial Warfare
vol. 43 (4): 678-698
British Press Control in Palestine during the Arab Revolt, 1936—39
vol. 43 (4): 699-720
Intelligence and the Origins of the British Middle East
vol. 43 (4): 721-743
Notes on Contributors
vol. 43 (4): 744-745

Volume 43 (3)

The Influence of ‘Benthamite’ Philosophies on British Colonial Policy on New Zealand in the Era of the Treaty of Waitangi
vol. 43 (3): 367-386