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A History of Modern Singapore, 1819-2005

First published in 1977, C. M. Turnbull’s one-volume history of Singapore has been an essential resource for more than forty years. Turnbull’s History provides a solid foundation for understanding of the two-hundred-year trajectory of Singapore from colonial outpost to world city. While many modern studies focus on current affairs or very recent events, emphasizing Singapore’s successful transition from the developing to the developed world, Turnbull connects this story to Singapore’s colonial experience under the East India Company and the British Crown. This new edition, building on two earlier thorough-going revisions, presents the standard history in a new and more affordable format for students, teachers, and anyone fascinated by the many stories of changing Singapore.

824 pages | 63 halftones | 5 x 7 3/4

History: Asian History, Urban History

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Table of Contents

Plates & Maps, Preface, Abbreviations, Introduction to the First Edition, Introduction, 1. The New Settlement, 1819–1826, 2. “This Spirited and Splendid Little Colony”, 1826–1867, 3. High Noon of Empire, 1867–1914, 4. “The Clapham Junction of the Eastern Seas”, 1914–1941, 5. War in the East, 1941–1942, 6. Syonan: Light of the South, 1942–1945, 7. The Aftermath of War, 1945–1955, 8. The Road to Merdeka, 1955–1965, 9. The New Nation, 1965–1990, 10. The New Guard, 1990–2005, Notes, Further Reading, Index

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