Tag Archives: British Empire

Review of Partitioning Palestine: British Policymaking at the End of Empire by Penny Sinanoglou

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Partitioning Palestine: British Policymaking at the End of Empire. Penny Sinanoglou. University of Chicago Press, 2019. ISBN: 9780226665788. Reviewed by Frank Zator, M.A., University of Chicago Edited by Birgit Schneider (c) 2021 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 21, Spring 2021. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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“A Good Winter Rain Will Put Everything Right”: The British Government in India’s Response to the 1918 Influenza Pandemic and Famine

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By Maura Chhun, Metropolitan State University Abstract The 1918 Influenza Pandemic killed over twelve million Indians while a concurrent famine drove up the cost of basic necessities. The British government framed the pandemic as a complicating factor in their otherwise successful management of the famine, but more accurately the famine was a contributing factor to the pandemic’s death toll. Key words:

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