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Yearwood, Peter J.
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Professor and historian, Peter J. Yearwood was born in London, England on May 8, 1948. After graduating from Bishop's University in 1968, he went to Balliol College, Oxford, where he got a second BA in 1970 (which more or less automatically became an MA a few years later) and then went to the University Of Sussex, where he studied under Christopher Thorne, and eventually gained a PhD in History in 1980. After several years in part-time adult education in London, in 1979 he took up a post in the Department of History at the University of Jos in Nigeria, where he reached the level of Senior Lecturer. In 1996 he returned to England to seek employment and push on with writing a book. In 2000, he took up a post as Visiting Senior Lecturer at the University of Papua New Guinea. He has several publications on British policy in the era of the First World War, on imperial rivalries in Africa, and on the expatriate firms and the Nigerian colonial economy in World War I. He has also worked with colleagues in Jos to develop the historiography of the Central Nigerian area. Author of Nigeria and the Death of Liberal England Palm Nuts and Prime Ministers, 1914-1916. Author note reads: Peter J. Yearwood is Leader of the History, Gender Studies, and Philosophy Strand at the University of Papua New Guinea, and Joint Editor of the South Pacific Journal of Philosophy and Culture. He is the author of Guarantee of Peace, The League of Nations in British Politics 1914-1925 (2009).