For Further Reading

These books are suggested for supplementary reading if it so happens that you have access to them or wish to purchase them from the publishers. They are not approved nor officially supplied by the War Department. They have been selected because they give additional information and represent different points of view.

Empire in the Changing World. By William K. Hancock. Published by Penguin Books, 245 Fifth Ave., New York 16, N. Y. (1943). The author, an Australian, has studied at firsthand the problems of the Empire. He discusses them boldly and meets many of the criticisms expressed in America.

The British Commonwealth: An Experiment in National Self-Government and International Co-Operation. By Frederick G. Marcham. Published by Cornell University Press, Ithaca, N. Y. (1944). In less than a hundred pages this Cornell professor asks most of the questions and supplies answers.

Commonwealth: Pattern for Peace? By Reginald G. Trotter. Published by Canadian Institute of International Affairs, 230 Bloor St., W., Toronto, Canada (1944). One of Canada’s leading historians gives an up-to-date account of the Empire-Commonwealth, its place in the war and in the possible postwar world.

Cooperation for What? United States and British Commonwealth. By Francis R. Scott. Published by Institute of Pacific Relations, 1 East 54th St., New York 22, N. Y. (1944). A Canadian authority on law does the same thing as Trotter from a slightly different angle and in a rather different temper.

The British Empire under Fire. By James F. Green. No. 24 of Headline Books, published by Foreign Policy Association, 22 East 38th St., New York 16, N. Y. (1940). A good account, but a lot of water has gone under the bridge since it was written.

Canada: Our Dominion Neighbor. By Merrill Denison. No. 46 of Headline Series, published by Foreign Policy Association (1944): Deals with Canada’s place in the Commonwealth and in relation to the United States.

The British Commonwealth at War. Edited by William Y. Elliott and H. Duncan Hall. Published by Alfred A. Knopf, 501 Madison Ave., New York 22, N. Y. (1943). Emphasizes the unity, especially the wartime unity, of the parts of the Commonwealth rather than their autonomy.

The following Longmans’ Pamphlets on the British Commonwealth are published by Longmans, Green and Company, 55 Fifth Ave., New York 3, N. Y. (1941–1944).

Britain and India, 1600–1941. By Reginald Coupland.

Britain and South Africa. By Eric A. Anderson.

Britain and Ireland. By Nicholas Mansbergh.

Britain and Her Dependencies. By Lord William M. H. Hailey.

Britain and Canada. By Gerald S. Graham.

Britain and New Zealand. By William P. Morrell.

The following Oxford Pamphlets on World Affairs are published by the Clarendon Press, Amen House, Warwick Square, London, EC 4 (1939–40).

The British Empire. By Henry V. Hodson.

Life and Growth of the British Empire. By James A Williamson.

India. By Laurence F. Rushbrook Williams.

South Africa. By Eric A. Anderson.

The British Pacific Islands. By Sir Harry Lake.

From EM 16: What Makes the British Commonwealth Hold Together? (1946)