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 42 (3)

‘Preaching Disaffection’ in the Presbyterian Atlantic: Jotham Blanchard and the Reform Crisis in Scotland and Nova Scotia, c. 1827–37
vol. 42 (3): 377-399
Cocaine and the British Empire: The Drug and the Diplomats at the Hague Opium Conference, 1911–12
vol. 42 (3): 400-419
Imperialist and Nationalist Voices in the Struggle for Egyptian independence, 1919–22
vol. 42 (3): 420-439
Whispers from Below: Zionist Secret Diplomacy, Terrorism and British Security Inside and Out of Palestine, 1944–47
vol. 42 (3): 440-463
Controlling Development: ‘Martial Race’ and Empire in Kenya, 1945–59
vol. 42 (3): 464-485
Ornamentalism, Empire and Race: Indigenous Leaders and Honours in Australia and New Zealand
vol. 42 (3): 486-502
Uhuru na Kenyatta: White Settlers and the Symbolism of Kenya's Independence Day Events
vol. 42 (3): 503-529
A Diplomatic Tightrope: The Whitlam Government and the Diego Garcia Dilemma
vol. 42 (3): 530-550
Did Cecil Rhodes Really Try to Control the World?
vol. 42 (3): 551-567
Cinema and Society in the British Empire, 1895–1940, by James Burns
vol. 42 (3): 568-570
Empire and Nation Building in the Caribbean. Barbados 1937–1966, by Mary Chamberlain
vol. 42 (3): 570-572
Defending the Realm? The Politics of Britain’s Small Wars since 1945, by Aaron Edwards
vol. 42 (3): 572-574
Into Africa: The Imperial Life of Margery Perham, by C. Brad Faught
vol. 42 (3): 574-578
Buildings of Empire, by Ashley Jackson
vol. 42 (3): 578-581
Madness and Marginality: The Lives of Kenya's White Insane, by Will Jackson
vol. 42 (3): 581-582
Slavery, Abolitionism and Empire in India, 1772–1843, by Andrea Major
vol. 42 (3): 583-584
Ethnic Patriotism and the East African Revival: A History of Dissent, c. 1935–1972, by Derek R. Peterson
vol. 42 (3): 585-587
Child, Nation, Race and Empire: Child Rescue Discourse, England, Canada and Australia, 1850–1915, by Shurlee Swain and Margot Hillel
vol. 42 (3): 587-589
Empire of Secrets: British Intelligence, the Cold War and the Twilight of Empire, by Calder Walton
vol. 42 (3): 589-592

Volume 42 (2)

Patronage and Professionalism: Manning a Transitional Empire, 1760–1870
vol. 42 (2): 193-214