Beyond Borders
Heather Goodall
Indians, Australians and the Indonesian Revolution, 1939 to 1950
€ 105,00
ISBN:
9789462981454
Release date:
03-09-2018
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Edition:
Hardback
Pages:
380
Author:
Heather Goodall
Series:
Beyond Borders
This book rediscovers an intense internationalism-and charts its loss-in the Indonesian Revolution. Momentous far beyond Indonesia itself, and not just for elites, generals, or diplomats, the Indonesian anti-colonial struggle from 1945-49 also became a powerful symbol of hope at the most grass-roots levels in India and Australia. As the news flashed across crumbling colonial borders by cable, radio, and photograph, ordinary men and women became caught up in in the struggle. Whether seamen, soldiers, journalists, activists, and merchants, Indonesian independence inspired all of them to challenge colonialism and racism. And the outcomes were made into myths in each country through films, memoirs, and civic commemorations. But as heroes were remembered, or invented, this 1940s internationalism was eventually buried behind the hardening borders of emerging nations and hostile Cold War blocs.