|Title||The Memory of Colonialism in Britain and France: The Sins of Silence|
The first comparative studies of the politicisation of the memory of colonialism in Europe's two largest ex-colonial metropoles, the book follows the trajectories of actors who sought to incite public debates about colonial history. It uses textual publications and oral history interviews with activists, journalists, politicians and historians to demonstrate how the mobilisation of colonial history depended on actors' understanding of their present far more than that of the past. In so doing, it offers new contributions about the relations between the politics and memory and understanding of race, but also on the mechanisms of memory and transnational inspirations of memory politics.
|Keywords||Memory, Colonial history, Britain, France, Comparative history|
|Published||13 Mar 2021|
|Place of publication||London|
|Series||Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies|
|Web address (URL)||https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030637187|