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This volume is the first to explore transnational anticolonialism as a general global phenomenon that spanned the entire twentieth century. Its collected essays model both a broadening of the issues under consideration and the collaboration necessary to do justice to the scope of this vibrant field. They showcase new work by scholars who explore the anticolonial transnational in multiple geographical regions, from a variety of perspectives, and at many different times across the long twentieth century. Revealing that anticolonial movements everywhere in this period were invariably transnational in terms of their imaginaries, mobilities, and networks, these essays also demonstrate that centering transnational connections can change our understanding of the anticolonial past. The legacies of transnational anticolonial strategies and networks fundamentally shaped the present. Together, these essays present a fresh, kaleidoscopic view of the geographical, chronological, and thematic possibilities of the global anticolonial transnational.


‘The transnational history of anticolonialism has long been assumed, but now there can be no doubt. This collection tracks the recurrent relays between nationalist ambitions and transnational networks, and imaginaries. In doing so, it underscores the irrepressible, disruptive mobility of empire’s critics, and of its enemies, across the long twentieth century.’

Antoinette Burton - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

‘The Anticolonial Transnational provides a comprehensive map of intellectual and political challenges to empire that looked far beyond the nation-state. “Ranging around the world and across the twentieth century, exploring revolutionaries and Rotarians, the book is an excellent introduction to crucial currents of anti-imperialism as they flowed between continents and empires.’

David C. Engerman - Yale University, Connecticut

‘The excitement of this book is not least the brilliant young scholars who feature. Exploiting the capaciousness of The Anticolonial Transnational they remind us of the fundamental historical importance of the international past.’

Glenda Sluga - European University Institute, Florence

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