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Stanley Melbourne Bruce

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Australia's Prime Minister and premier diplomat in the 1930/1940s, this new biography presents him as a consistent internatio... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Australia's Prime Minister and premier diplomat in the 1930/1940s, this new biography presents him as a consistent internationalist and places him in a global context. Stanley Melbourne Bruce was at the centre of Imperial politics for more than two decades from the early 1920s until the end of the Second World War. This new biography presents Bruce as a consistent internationalist. Educated in Melbourne and Cambridge, Bruce, as a businessman, was alive to the importance of international commerce, and particularly Anglo-Australian trade. This lay at the core of his internationalism, which took the form in the 1920s of encouraging the political and economic integration of the British Empire. Bruce's punitive treatment of militant Australian trade unionists and his upholding of constitutionalism and law and order in the 1920s was part of an effort to defend one form of internationalism, commitment to the British Empire, against the competing international ideology of communism. While continuing to support a unified British Empire acting as a progressive force in world affairs, Bruce championed stronger international collaboration through the League of Nations and the United Nations and through cooperation between the Empire and the United States.

Autorentext

David Lee is the Director of the Historical Publications and Information Section of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and an Adjunct Professor in History at Deakin University, Australia.



Inhalt

Introduction \ 1 Commerce and Conflict, 1883-1917 \ 2 The Accidental Prime Minister, 1918-1923 \ 3 Men, Money and Markets, 1923-1924 \ 4 The Prime Minister Triumphant, 1924-1925 \ 5 Nation and Empire, 1926-1927 \ 6 'Over the Top', 1928-1929 \ 7 Redux, 1930-1934 \ 8 'Ambassador-at-Large Par Excellence', 1932-1936 \ 9 Appeasement and the Bruce Report, 1937-1939 \ 10 The High Commissioner at War, 1939-1941 \ 11 The World at War, 1941-1943 \ 12 Apostle of International Co-operation, 1943-1967 \ 13 The Bruce Legacy \ Notes \ Bibliography \ Index

Produktinformationen

Titel: Stanley Melbourne Bruce
Untertitel: Australian Internationalist
Autor:
EAN: 9781441152886
ISBN: 978-1-4411-5288-6
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Bloomsbury Usa
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 256
Veröffentlichung: 20.05.2010
Jahr: 2010
Untertitel: Englisch