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Macmillan Cabinet Papers, 1957-1963

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Macmillan Cabinet Papers, 1957-1963 sourced exclusively from The National Archives, the UK government's official archive, enables students to understand the workings of British Government and will introduce undergraduates to the principles of working with primary sources.

This digital collection casts new light on Britain's relationship with the EEC, Anglo-American ties, the Cold War, Decolonisation, and issues of Public and Political Morality.

Coverage includes:

  • The 'Wind of Change' speech, February 1960, and independence for Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Malawi and Zanzibar.
  • The Sharpeville Massacre, March 1960, and apartheid in South Africa.
  • The Berlin Crisis, 1958-1961, and the Cuban Missile Crisis, October 1962.
  • The aftermath of Suez and a new Middle East policy, 1957-1963.
  • The foundation of the EEC by the Treaty of Rome, 1957.

Macmillan Cabinet Papers provides direct access to documents from the highest level of government during the Macmillan Administration.

We include CAB 128 and CAB 129 as well as selected files from PREM 11 and CAB 124.

Macmillan Cabinet Papers, 1957-1963 is an Archives Direct project. Please see this link for further information.