Out In The Midday Sun : The British in Malaya 1880-1960
The British in Malaya 1880-1960. The story of British Malaya, from the days of Victorian pioneers to the denoument of independence in Britain's colonial past. Through memoirs, letters and interviews, Margaret Shennan chronicles its halcyon years, the two World Wars, economic depression and diaspora, revealing the attitudes of the diverse quixotic characters of this now quite vanished world. The British came as fortune-seekers to exploit Asian trade shipped through Penang and Singapore. They found a mature Asian culture. They developed the tin and rubber of the Malay States, encouraging Chinese and Indian immigrants.
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