Chapter 6 focuses on the transition from Imperial Airways to the British Overseas Airways Corporation in the late 1930s. Government officials feared that Imperial Airways as the chosen instrument of the state had advanced not the nation but the empire. A contentious and paradoxical claim about British identity, a fierce debate over the limits of a government-backed airline erupted in parliament. Occasionally, remarks about the lack of British air services in the Caribbean and broader Atlantic were made in the context of creating a nationalized airline. A close reading of the parliamentary record not only reveals but also recasts brief references to the region as vital colonial disruptions challenging the vision of nationhood Britain had imagined for itself.
NYU Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.
To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.