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Insurgent Empire by Priyamvada Gopal

Insurgent Empire

Anticolonial Resistance and British Dissent

Priyamvada Gopal

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Imprint: Verso Books
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 25 Jun 2019
ISBN: 9781784784126
5 stars out of 5
11 Jul 2019

"a rigorous, persuasive revisionist history."

This is an important book. Some narratives are told for the first time, others are retold in a different register. Gopal is particularly astute at specifying links between calls for colonial independence overseas and workers’ movements back in Britain, connections that older studies have struggled to show. Polemic there is, but her battles with the empire denial lobby come in the opening pages and towards the close, and do not detract from a rigorous, persuasive revisionist history.