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Journal Article: BibTeX citation key:  Ball2005
SUSAN J. BALL. 2005. Banquo's Ghost: Lord Salisbury, Harold Macmillan and the High Politics of Decolonization. Twentieth-Century British History 16.1.
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Categories: history
Keywords: db*, db.07.1, decolonisation biblio
Creators: Ball
Collection: Twentieth-Century British History

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This article reconstructs the bitter political argument between Lord Salisbury and Harold Macmillan over decolonization. In order to do so it makes extensive use of their private papers. It describes their view of each other and their political manoeuvres. The article argues that Macmillan and Salisbury themselves were so obsessed by their conflict that it dominated much of the prime minister's thinking on the empire throughout his premiership. The obsessive nature of the struggle was a result of genuine ideological differences but took on its particular character because the two principals had known each since their schooldays. The account contends that a political contest between intimates can best be understood through the lens of ‘intimate history’.
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