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Colonialism & imperialism books

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Chinese Middlemen in Hong Kong's Colonial Economy, 1830-1890 by Kaori Abe Chinese Middlemen in Hong Kong's Colonial Economy, 1830-1890

The traditional view of the Hong Kong colonial economy is that it was dominated by Western companies, notably the great British merchant houses, and that these firms enlisted support from Chinese middlemen - the compradors - who were effectively agents...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/09/2017

Juridical Encounters: Maori and the Colonial Courts, 1840-1852 by Shaunnagh Dorsett Juridical Encounters: Maori and the Colonial Courts, 1840-1852

Influenced by the idea of exceptional laws that was circulating in the Empire, colonial authorities set out to craft new courts through which Mori would be encouraged to forsake tikanga and to take up the laws of the settlers. Shaunnagh...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2017

Shadows of Empire in West Africa New Perspectives on European Fortifications by John Kwadwo Osei-Tutu Shadows of Empire in West Africa New Perspectives on European Fortifications

These essays reexamine European forts in West Africa as hubs where different peoples interacted, negotiated and transformed each other socially, politically, culturally, and economically. This collection brings together scholars of history, archaeology, cultural studies, and others to present a nuanced...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2017

Science, Museums and Collecting the Indigenous Dead in Colonial Australia by Paul Turnbull Science, Museums and Collecting the Indigenous Dead in Colonial Australia

This book draws on over twenty years' investigation of scientific archives in Europe, Australia, and other former British settler colonies. It explains how and why skulls and other bodily structures of Indigenous Australians became the focus of scientific curiosity about...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/09/2017

Blood and Sand Suez, Hungary and the Crisis That Shook the World by Alex Von Tunzelmann Blood and Sand Suez, Hungary and the Crisis That Shook the World

The thrilling account of sixteen extraordinary days in October and November 1956, when the twin crises of Suez and Hungary pushed the world to the brink of a nuclear conflict.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Rethinking the Colonial State by Soren Rud Rethinking the Colonial State

This volume addresses the analytical challenges of the colonial state from a variety of theoretical and thematic angles, and across a range of empirical cases that stretch over a vast span historically and geographically, to provide a new approach to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Imperial Control in Cyprus Education and Political Manipulation in the British Empire by Antigone Heraclidou Imperial Control in Cyprus Education and Political Manipulation in the British Empire

Scholarly study of the use of education as a tool of imperial control in British Protectorate Cyprus
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/08/2017

Internationalism, Imperialism and the Formation of the Contemporary World The Pasts of the Present by Miguel Bandeira Jeronimo Internationalism, Imperialism and the Formation of the Contemporary World The Pasts of the Present

This volume offers innovative insights into and approaches to the multiple historical intersections between distinct modalities of internationalism and imperialism during the twentieth century, across a range of contexts. Bringing together scholars from diverse theoretical, methodological and geographical backgrounds, the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2017

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The Germans in India Elite European Migrants in the British Empire by Panikos Panayi The Germans in India Elite European Migrants in the British Empire

This book offers a new interpretation of global migration from c. 1815-1920 by examining the elite German migrants who moved to India especially missionaries, scholars and scientists, businessmen, and travelers. -- .
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Britain and its Internal Others, 1750-1800 Under Rule of Law by Dana Rabin Britain and its Internal Others, 1750-1800 Under Rule of Law

This book revisits six notorious incidents that occasioned vigorous debate in London's courtrooms, streets and presses. Each case adjudicated the presence of outsiders in London - from Jews and Gypsies to Africans and Catholics. -- .
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Routledge Handbook of the Indian Diaspora by Radha Sarma Hegde Routledge Handbook of the Indian Diaspora

The geographical diversity of the Indian diaspora has been shaped against the backdrop of the historical forces of colonialism, nationalism and neoliberal globalization. In each of these global moments, the demand for Indian workers has created the multiple global pathways...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Monetary Foundations of the Raj by Sanjay Garg Monetary Foundations of the Raj

In the administration of colonial finances, the monetary policy of the Imperial power relating to their dependencies has tremendous impact on the colonial economy. The British East India Company, therefore, adopted a policy of gradually subsuming the local currencies of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Viceroys The Creation of the British by Christopher Lee Viceroys The Creation of the British

Viceroys tells the important story of the British aristocracy sent to govern India during the reigns of five British monarchs and the role it played in the shaping of the modern British identity.
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2017

Settlers, War, and Empire in the Press Unsettling News in Australia and Britain, 1863-1902 by Sam Hutchinson Settlers, War, and Empire in the Press Unsettling News in Australia and Britain, 1863-1902

This book explores how public commentary framed Australian involvement in the Waikato War (1863-64), the Sudan crisis (1885), and the South African War (1899-1902), a succession of conflicts that reverberated around the British Empire and which the newspaper press reported...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/10/2017

Colonial Violence European Empires and the Use of Force by Dierk Walter Colonial Violence European Empires and the Use of Force

A comprehensive account of how Europeans have used violence to conquer, coerce and police in pursuit of imperialism and colonial settlement
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet Exploration, Encounter, and the French New World by Laura M. (SUNY Purchase College, USA) Chmielewski Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet Exploration, Encounter, and the French New World
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In this succinct dual biography, Laura Chmielewski demonstrates how the lives of two French explorers - Jacques Marquette, a Jesuit missionary, and Louis Jolliet, a fur trapper - reveal the diverse world of early America. Following the explorers' epic journey...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet Exploration, Encounter, and the French New World by Laura M. (SUNY Purchase College, USA) Chmielewski Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet Exploration, Encounter, and the French New World
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In this succinct dual biography, Laura Chmielewski demonstrates how the lives of two French explorers - Jacques Marquette, a Jesuit missionary, and Louis Jolliet, a fur trapper - reveal the diverse world of early America. Following the explorers' epic journey...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

Violence, Colonialism and Empire in the Modern World by Philip Dwyer Violence, Colonialism and Empire in the Modern World

This book explores the theme of violence, repression and atrocity in imperial and colonial empires, as well as its representations and memories, from the late eighteenth through to the twentieth century.
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2017

Unearthing the Past to Forge the Future Colin Mackenzie, the Early Colonial State, and the Comprehensive Survey of India by Tobias Wolffhardt Unearthing the Past to Forge the Future Colin Mackenzie, the Early Colonial State, and the Comprehensive Survey of India

During the 1800s, the East India Company consolidated its rule in India. In desperate need of knowledge about this territory and its population, the company appointed Colin Mackenzie as the first Surveyor General of India. Unearthing the Past to Forge...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/10/2017

Diasporic Social Mobilization and Political Participation during the Arab Uprisings by Claire (IFPO, Jerusalem, Israel) Beaugrand Diasporic Social Mobilization and Political Participation during the Arab Uprisings
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The Arab protest movements of 2010-2011 gave momentum and inspiration to unprecedented political mobilisations of migrants of Arab origin, whether first generation, second generation, or more, in Europe, North and South-America. This book analyses the essential yet understudied role of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/10/2017

Planting Empire, Cultivating Subjects British Rule Malaya, 1786-1941 by Lynn Hollen (University of Pennsylvania) Lees Planting Empire, Cultivating Subjects British Rule Malaya, 1786-1941

This is an innovative study of how British Colonial rule and society in Malayan towns and plantations transformed immigrants into British subjects.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Sir Mark Sykes and Middle East Politics, 1915-1919 by Michael Berdine Sir Mark Sykes and Middle East Politics, 1915-1919

Today the Middle East is in constant turmoil, a place where peace and prosperity are increasingly scarce and life is becoming a daily struggle. With terrorism, religious fundamentalism and sectional strife tearing the region apart, the question is often asked,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

The Temne of Sierra Leone African Agency in the Making of a British Colony by Joseph J. (Kalamazoo College, Michigan) Bangura The Temne of Sierra Leone African Agency in the Making of a British Colony
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An in-depth study examining the agency and influence of indigenous Temne-speakers in the making of the Sierra Leone Colony.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

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Sounds of Liberty Music, Radicalism and Reform in the Anglophone World, 1790-1914 by Kate Bowan, Mr. Paul A. Pickering Sounds of Liberty Music, Radicalism and Reform in the Anglophone World, 1790-1914
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Focussing on radicals and reformers this book explores the role of music in transmitting political culture across the Anglophone world over time and distance. Following in the footsteps of relentlessly travelling activists it brings to light the importance of music...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

Slave Trade Profiteers in the Western Indian Ocean Suppression and Resistance in the Nineteenth Century by Hideaki Suzuki Slave Trade Profiteers in the Western Indian Ocean Suppression and Resistance in the Nineteenth Century

This book examines how slave traders interacted with and resisted the British suppression campaign in the nineteenth-century western Indian Ocean. By focusing on the transporters, buyers, sellers, and users of slaves in the region, the book traces the many links...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/08/2017

The Economy of Colonial Malaya Administrators versus Capitalists by Sivachandralingam Sundara Raja The Economy of Colonial Malaya Administrators versus Capitalists

Although colonies are often viewed as having been of crucial economic importance to Britain's empire, those responsible for administering the colonies were often not at all interested in or supportive of commercial ventures, as this book demonstrates. Based on extensive...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Football and Colonialism Body and Popular Culture in Urban Mozambique by Nuno Domingos, Harry G. West Football and Colonialism Body and Popular Culture in Urban Mozambique
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In articles for the newspaper O Brado Africano in the mid-1950s, poet and journalist Jose Craveirinha described the ways in which the Mozambican football players in the suburbs of Lourenco Marques (now Maputo) adapted the European sport to their own...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Football and Colonialism Body and Popular Culture in Urban Mozambique by Nuno Domingos, Harry G. West Football and Colonialism Body and Popular Culture in Urban Mozambique
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In articles for the newspaper O Brado Africano in the mid-1950s, poet and journalist Jose Craveirinha described the ways in which the Mozambican football players in the suburbs of Lourenco Marques (now Maputo) adapted the European sport to their own...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

India Conquered Britain's Raj and the Chaos of Empire by Jon Wilson India Conquered Britain's Raj and the Chaos of Empire

India Conquered traces the rise and fall of British power in South Asia.
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/08/2017

The Insecurity State Punjab and the Making of Colonial Power in British India by Mark (Queen Mary University of London) Condos The Insecurity State Punjab and the Making of Colonial Power in British India

A provocative examination of how the British colonial experience in India was shaped by chronic unease, anxiety, and insecurity.
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/08/2017

The Vandemonian War by Nick Brodie The Vandemonian War

The Vandemonian Wars will reveal the untold story of the orchestrated and successful attacks on the aboriginal population of Tasmania after British settlement and the British Government's part in it.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

Adventurism and Empire The Struggle for Mastery in the Louisiana-Florida Borderlands, 1762-1803 by David Narrett Adventurism and Empire The Struggle for Mastery in the Louisiana-Florida Borderlands, 1762-1803

Adventurism and Empire: The Struggle for Mastery in the Louisiana-Florida Borderlands, 1762-1803
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

Rhetorics of Empire Languages of Colonial Conflict After 1900 by Martin Thomas Rhetorics of Empire Languages of Colonial Conflict After 1900

An investigation of the place of imperialist rhetoric in the history of twentieth century empires. Issues examined include discourses of imperialist modernization, the language of colonial 'civilizing', and the rhetorical justifications advanced for violent colonial practices. -- .
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2017

Propaganda and Political Warfare in South Asia India and Anglo-American Relations During WWII by Arnold P. Kaminsky Propaganda and Political Warfare in South Asia India and Anglo-American Relations During WWII

Propaganda and Political Warfare in South Asia investigates some of the institutions and strategies that evolved during World War II with regard to British India. It identifies the bureaucratic mechanisms in place during the war to handle questions related to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2017

Global Migrations The Scottish Diaspora Since 1600 by Angela McCarthy Global Migrations The Scottish Diaspora Since 1600

This book examines the impact since 1600 of out migration from Scotland on the homeland, the migrants, and the destinations in which they settled. It does so through a focus on the under-researched themes of slavery, cross-cultural encounters, economics, war,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2017

Destruction of the Indigenous Peoples of Hispano America A Genocidal Encounter by Eitan Ginzberg Destruction of the Indigenous Peoples of Hispano America A Genocidal Encounter

It was not the original intention of the Spanish to harm the Hispanic-American natives. The Spanish Crown, Councils and Church considered the natives free and intelligent vassals entitled to be embraced by Christianity and by the Hispanic civil culture. However,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2017

Tea and Empire James Taylor in Victorian Ceylon by Angela McCarthy, T. Devine Tea and Empire James Taylor in Victorian Ceylon
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This book brings to life for the first time the remarkable story of James Taylor, 'father of the Ceylon tea enterprise' in the nineteenth century, and examines the dark side of planting life including violence and conflict, oppression and despair....
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/07/2017

Citizen and Subject Contemporary Africa And The Legacy Of Late Colonialism by Meike de Goede Citizen and Subject Contemporary Africa And The Legacy Of Late Colonialism

In Citizen and Subject, Mahmood Mamdani challenges dominant views of the crisis of postcolonial Africa, particularly that the problems the continent faces are home grown. Citizen and Subject insists that the current crisis is the institutional legacy of colonialism.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/07/2017

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