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P. J. Marshall

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264232

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264232.001.0001

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John Andrew Gallagher 1919–1980

John Andrew Gallagher 1919–1980

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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 150 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VI

John Darwin

British Academy

John Andrew Gallagher, in collaboration with Ronald Robinson, published ‘The Imperialism of Free Trade’, a manifesto of startling originality on the pattern of British expansion in the 19th century, and the way that it ought to be studied. It is perhaps the most widely read essay on modern imperialism, whose phrases and concepts have been bandied about, not just by historians, but by sociologists, political scientists, and students of international relations, for the last forty years. Gallagher and Robinson also wrote Africa and the Victorians (1961), a large-scale assault on the conventional history of the African Scramble and of European imperialism more generally.

Keywords:   historian, British imperialism, biography, obituary

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