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Books in the series: Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series

The Dutch Empire between Ideas and Practice, 1600-2000

The Dutch Empire between Ideas and Practice, 1600-2000

Author: Rene Koekkoek Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/01/2020

This volume explores the intellectual history of the Dutch Empire from a long-term and global perspective, analysing how ideas and visions of empire took shape in imperial practice from the seventeenth century to the present day. Through a series of case studies, the volume critically unearths deep-rooted conceptions of Dutch imperial exceptionalism and shows how visions of imperial rule were developed in metropolitan and colonial contexts and practices. Topics include the founding of the Dutch chartered companies for colonial trade, the development of commercial and global visions of empire in Europe and Asia, the continuities and ruptures in imperial ideas and practices around 1800, and the practical making of empire in colonial court rooms and radio broadcasting. Demonstrating the relevance of a long-term approach to the Dutch Empire, the volume showcases how the intellectual history of empire can provide fresh light on postcolonial repercussions of empire and imperial rule. Chapter 1, Chapter 3, Chapter 7 and Chapter 8 of this book are available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com.

Ireland's Imperial Connections, 1775-1947

Ireland's Imperial Connections, 1775-1947

Author: Daniel Sanjiv Roberts Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/12/2019

This edited collection explores the complexities of Irish involvement in empire. Despite complaining regularly of treatment as a colony by England, Ireland nevertheless played a significant part in Britain's imperialism, from its formative period in the late eighteenth century through to the decolonizing years of the early twentieth century. Framed by two key events of world history, the American Revolution and Indian Independence, this book examines Irish involvement in empire in several interlinked sections: through issues of migration and inhabitation; through literary and historical representations of empire; through Irish support for imperialism and involvement with resistance movements abroad; and through Irish participation in the extensive and intricate networks of empire. Informed by recent historiographical and theoretical perspectives, and including several detailed archival investigations, this volume offers an interdisciplinary and evolving view of a burgeoning field of research and will be of interest to scholars of Irish studies, imperial and postcolonial studies, history and literature.

Afghanistan and the Coloniality of Diplomacy The British Legation in Kabul, 1922-1948

Afghanistan and the Coloniality of Diplomacy The British Legation in Kabul, 1922-1948

Author: Maximilian Drephal Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2019

This book offers an institutional history of the British Legation in Kabul, which was established in response to the independence of Afghanistan in 1919. It contextualises this diplomatic mission in the wider remit of Anglo-Afghan relations and diplomacy from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century, examining the networks of family and profession that established the institution's colonial foundations and its connections across South Asia and the Indian Ocean. The study presents the British Legation as a late imperial institution, which materialised colonialism's governmental practices in the age of independence. Ultimately, it demonstrates the continuation of asymmetries forged in the Anglo-Afghan encounter and shows how these were transformed into instances of diplomatic inequality in the realm of international relations. Approaching diplomacy through the themes of performance, the body and architecture, and in the context of knowledge transfers, this work offers new perspectives on international relations through a cultural history of diplomacy.

Resistance and Colonialism Insurgent Peoples in World History

Resistance and Colonialism Insurgent Peoples in World History

Author: Nuno Domingos Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/08/2019

This volume offers a critical re-examination of colonial and anti-colonial resistance imageries and practices in imperial history. It offers a fresh critique of both pejorative and celebratory readings of `insurgent peoples', and it seeks to revitalize the study of `resistance' as an analytical field in the comparative history of Western colonialisms. It explores how to read and (de)code these issues in archival documents - and how to conjugate documental approaches with oral history, indigenous memories, and international histories of empire. The topics explored include runaway slaves and slave rebellions, mutiny and banditry, memories and practices of guerrilla and liberation, diplomatic negotiations and cross-border confrontations, theft, collaboration, and even the subversive effects of nature in colonial projects of labor exploitation.

Shaping Natural History and Settler Society Mary Elizabeth Barber and the Nineteenth-Century Cape

Shaping Natural History and Settler Society Mary Elizabeth Barber and the Nineteenth-Century Cape

Author: Tanja Hammel Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/08/2019

This book explores the life and work of Mary Elizabeth Barber, a British-born settler scientist who lived in the Cape during the nineteenth century. It provides a lens into a range of subjects within the history of knowledge and science, gender and social history, postcolonial, critical heritage and archival studies. The book examines the international importance of the life and works of a marginalized scientist, the instrumentalisation of science to settlers' political concerns and reveals the pivotal but largely silenced contribution of indigenous African experts. Including a variety of material, visual and textual sources, this study explores how these artefacts are archived and displayed in museums and critically analyses their content and silences. The book traces Barber's legacy across three continents in collections and archives, offering insights into the politics of memory and history-making. At the same time, it forges a nuanced argument, incorporating study of the North and South, the history of science and social history, and the past and the present.

British and French Colonialism in Africa, Asia and the Middle East Connected Empires across the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Centuries

British and French Colonialism in Africa, Asia and the Middle East Connected Empires across the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Centuries

Author: James R. Fichter Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/08/2019

This book examines the connections between the British Empire and French colonialism in war, peace and the various stages of competitive cooperation between, in which the two empires were often freres ennemis. It argues that in crucial ways the British and French colonial empires influenced each other. Chapters in the volume consider the two empires' connections in North, West and Central Africa, as well as their entanglement at sea in the Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf and South China Sea. Also analysed are their mutual engagement with Islam in both the Hajj and various religiously inflected colonial revolts, their mutually-informed systems of administration in the New Hebrides and generally, and the interconnected ways the two empires fought World War II and decolonization. By uniting historians of France and her colonies with historians of Britain and her colonies, this volume speaks to a broad international and imperial history audience.

Outlaws, Anxiety, and Disorder in Southern Africa Material Histories of the Maloti-Drakensberg

Outlaws, Anxiety, and Disorder in Southern Africa Material Histories of the Maloti-Drakensberg

Author: Rachel King Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2019

This book explores how objects, landscapes, and architecture were at the heart of how people imagined outlaws and disorder in colonial southern Africa. Drawing on evidence from several disciplines, it chronicles how cattle raiders were created, pursued, and controlled, and how modern scholarship strives to reconstruct pasts of disruption and deviance. Through a series of vignettes, Rachel King uses excavated material, rock art, archival texts, and object collections to explore different facets of how disorderly figures were shaped through impressions of places and material culture as much as actual transgression. Addressing themes from mobility to wilderness, historiography to violence, resistance to development, King details the world that raiders made over the last two centuries in southern Africa while also critiquing scholars' tools for describing this world. Offering inter-disciplinary perspectives on the past in Africa's southernmost mountains, this book grapples with concepts relevant to those interested in rule-breakers and rule-makers, both in Africa and the wider world.

Indian Cotton Textiles in West Africa African Agency, Consumer Demand and the Making of the Global Economy, 1750-1850

Indian Cotton Textiles in West Africa African Agency, Consumer Demand and the Making of the Global Economy, 1750-1850

Author: Kazuo Kobayashi Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/06/2019

This book focuses on the significant role of West African consumers in the development of the global economy. It explores their demand for Indian cotton textiles and how their consumption shaped patterns of global trade, influencing economies and businesses from Western Europe to South Asia. In turn, the book examines how cotton textile production in southern India responded to this demand. Through this perspective of a south-south economic history, the study foregrounds African agency and considers the lasting impact on production and exports in South Asia. It also considers how European commercial and imperial expansion provided a complex web of networks, linking West African consumers and Indian weavers. Crucially, it demonstrates the emergence of the modern global economy.

France, Mexico and Informal Empire in Latin America, 1820-1867 Equilibrium in the New World

France, Mexico and Informal Empire in Latin America, 1820-1867 Equilibrium in the New World

Author: Edward Shawcross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2019

This book explores French imperialism in Latin America in the nineteenth century, taking Mexico as a case study. The standard narrative of nineteenth-century imperialism in Latin America is one of US expansion and British informal influence. However, it was France, not Britain, which made the most concerted effort to counter US power through Louis-Napoleon's military intervention in Mexico, begun in 1862, which created an empire on the North American continent under the Habsburg Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian. Despite its significance to French and Latin American history, this French imperial project is invariably described as an illusion , an adventure or a mirage . This book challenges these conclusions and places the French intervention in Mexico within the context of informal empire. It analyses French and Mexican ideas about monarchy in Latin America; responses to US expansion and the development of anti-Americanism and pan-Latinism; the consolidation of Mexican conservatism; and, finally, the collaboration of some Mexican elites with French imperialism. An important dimension of the relationship between Mexico and France, explored in the book, is the transatlantic and transnational context in which it developed, where competing conceptions of Mexico and France as nations, the role of Europe and the United States in the Americas and the idea of Latin America itself were challenged and debated.

Colonial Justice and Decolonization in the High Court of Tanzania, 1920-1971

Colonial Justice and Decolonization in the High Court of Tanzania, 1920-1971

Author: Ellen R. Feingold Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2019

This book is the first study of the development and decolonization of a British colonial high court in Africa. It traces the history of the High Court of Tanzania from its establishment in 1920 to the end of its institutional process of decolonization in 1971. This process involved disentangling the High Court from colonial state structures and imperial systems that were built on racial inequality while simultaneously increasing the independence of the judiciary and application of British judicial principles. Feingold weaves together the rich history of the Court with a discussion of its judges - both as members of the British Colonial Legal Service and as individuals - to explore the impacts and intersections of imperial policies, national politics, and individual initiative. Colonial Justice and Decolonization in the High Court of Tanzania is a powerful reminder of the crucial roles played by common law courts in the operation and legitimization of both colonial and post-colonial states.

Scottish Presbyterianism and Settler Colonial Politics Empire of Dissent

Scottish Presbyterianism and Settler Colonial Politics Empire of Dissent

Author: Valerie Wallace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2019

This book offers a new interpretation of political reform in the settler colonies of Britain's empire in the early nineteenth century. It examines the influence of Scottish Presbyterian dissenting churches and their political values. It re-evaluates five notorious Scottish reformers and unpacks the Presbyterian foundation to their political ideas: Thomas Pringle (1789-1834), a poet in Cape Town; Thomas McCulloch (1776-1843), an educator in Pictou; John Dunmore Lang (1799-1878), a church minister in Sydney; William Lyon Mackenzie (1795-1861), a rebel in Toronto; and Samuel McDonald Martin (1805?-1848), a journalist in Auckland. The book weaves the five migrants' stories together for the first time and demonstrates how the campaigns they led came to be intertwined. The book will appeal to historians of Scotland, Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the British Empire and the Scottish diaspora.

Church, State and Colonialism in Southeastern Congo, 1890-1962

Church, State and Colonialism in Southeastern Congo, 1890-1962

Author: Reuben A. Loffman Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/06/2019

This book examines the relationship between Catholic missionaries and the colonial administration in southeastern Belgian Congo. It challenges the perception that the Church and the state worked seamlessly together. Instead, using the territory of Kongolo as a case study, the book reconfigures their relationship as one of competitive co-dependency. Based on extensive archival research and oral histories, the book argues that both institutions retained distinct agendas that, while coinciding during certain periods, clashed on many occasions. The study begins by outlining the pre-colonial history of southeastern Congo. The second chapter examines how the Church began its encounters with the peoples in Kongolo and the Tanganyika province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Subsequent chapters highlight how missionaries exerted significant influence over the colonial construction of chieftainship and the politics of Congolese decolonization. The book ends in 1962, with the massacre of a number of Holy Ghost Fathers in an event that signaled the beginning of a more Africanized Church in Kongolo. `The author gratefully acknowledges support from the Economic and Social Research Council in the completion of this project.'

Violence and Gender in Africa's Iberian Colonies Feminizing the Portuguese and Spanish Empire, 1950s-1970s

Violence and Gender in Africa's Iberian Colonies Feminizing the Portuguese and Spanish Empire, 1950s-1970s

Author: Andreas Stucki Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/05/2019

This book examines how and why Portugal and Spain increasingly engaged with women in their African colonies in the crucial period from the 1950s to the 1970s. It explores the rhetoric of benevolent Iberian colonialism, gendered Westernization, and development for African women as well as actual imperial practices - from forced resettlement to sexual exploitation to promoting domestic skills. Focusing on Angola, Mozambique, Western Sahara, and Equatorial Guinea, the author mines newly available and neglected documents, including sources from Portuguese and Spanish women's organizations overseas. They offer insights into how African women perceived and responded to their assigned roles within an elite that was meant to preserve the empires and stabilize Afro-Iberian ties. The book also retraces parallels and differences between imperial strategies regarding women and the notions of African anticolonial movements about what women should contribute to the struggle for independence and the creation of new nation-states.

Healers and Empires in Global History Healing as Hybrid and Contested Knowledge

Healers and Empires in Global History Healing as Hybrid and Contested Knowledge

Author: Markku Hokkanen Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/05/2019

This book explores cross-cultural medical encounters involving non-Western healers in a variety of imperial contexts from the Arctic, Asia, Africa, Americas and the Caribbean. It highlights contests over healing, knowledge and medicines through the frameworks of hybridisation and pluralism. The intertwined histories of medicine, empire and early globalisation influenced the ways in which millions of people encountered and experienced suffering, healing and death. In an increasingly global search for therapeutics and localised definition of acceptable healing, networks and mobilities played key roles. Healers' engagements with politics, law and religion underline the close connections between healing, power and authority. They also reveal the agency of healers, sufferers and local societies, in encounters with modernising imperial states, medical science and commercialisation. The book questions and complements the traditional narratives of triumphant biomedicine, reminding readers that `traditional' medical cultures and practitioners did not often disappear, but rather underwent major changes in the increasingly interconnected world.

The White Redoubt, the Great Powers and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1960-1980

The White Redoubt, the Great Powers and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1960-1980

Author: Filipe Ribeiro de Meneses, Robert McNamara Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/03/2019

This work examines the attempt by the governments of Portugal, Rhodesia and South Africa to defy the drive for African independence in the 1960s and 70s, and the international community's response. From 1961 to 1974, Portugal, Rhodesia and South Africa collaborated in the attempt to preserve white minority rule in their respective territories. Hard-pressed by African nationalists, recently decolonized states, and many of the world's Great Powers, they supported each other economically, politically and militarily, turning southern Africa into a major diplomatic concern which defied Cold War logic. This book examines how this collaboration came about and how the international community responded to it, paying close attention to the evolving situation in each country. The Portuguese Revolution of April 1974 undid this `white redoubt', and the diplomatic policy subsequently adopted by apartheid South Africa - detente - led it to sacrifice Rhodesia in return for the illusion of permanent safety. A true work of transnational history, this book is based on the archival material of eight different countries, yet it serves as well as an introduction to the politics of southern Africa during the late colonial era.

Philanthropy and Race in the Haitian Revolution

Philanthropy and Race in the Haitian Revolution

Author: Erica R. Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2019

This book examines the ways in which a minority of primarily white, male, French philanthropists used their social standing and talents to improve the lives of peoples of African descent in Saint-Domingue during the crucial period of the Haitian Revolution. They went to great lengths to advocate for the application of universal human rights through political activities, academic societies, religious charity, influence on public opinion, and fraternity in the armed services. The motives for their benevolence ran the gamut from genuine altruism to the selfish pursuit of prestige, which could, on occasion, lead to political or economic benefit from aiding blacks and people of color. This book offers a view that takes into account the efforts of all peoples who worked to end slavery and establish racial equality in Saint-Domingue and challenges simplistic notions of the Haitian Revolution, which lean too heavily on an assumed strict racial divide between black and white.

Education and Empire Children, Race and Humanitarianism in the British Settler Colonies, 1833-1880

Education and Empire Children, Race and Humanitarianism in the British Settler Colonies, 1833-1880

Author: Rebecca Swartz Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/01/2019

This book tracks the changes in government involvement in Indigneous children's education over the nineteenth century, drawing on case studies from the Caribbean, Australia and South Africa. Schools were pivotal in the production and reproduction of racial difference in the colonies of settlement. Between 1833 and 1880, there were remarkable changes in thinking about education in Britain and the Empire with it increasingly seen as a government responsibility. At the same time, children's needs came to be seen as different to those of their parents, and childhood was approached as a time to make interventions into Indigenous people's lives. This period also saw shifts in thinking about race. Members of the public, researchers, missionaries and governments discussed the function of education, considering whether it could be used to further humanitarian or settler colonial aims. Underlying these questions were anxieties regarding the status of Indigenous people in newly colonised territories: the successful education of their children could show their potential for equality.

The Ends of European Colonial Empires Cases and Comparisons

The Ends of European Colonial Empires Cases and Comparisons

Author: Miguel Bandeira Jeronimo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2019

This volume provides a multidimensional assessment of the diverse ends of the European colonial empires, addressing different geographies, taking into account diverse chronologies of decolonization, and evaluating the specificities of each imperial configuration under appreciation (Portuguese, Belgian, French, British, Dutch).

Intimacies of Violence in the Settler Colony Economies of Dispossession around the Pacific Rim

Intimacies of Violence in the Settler Colony Economies of Dispossession around the Pacific Rim

Author: Penelope Edmonds Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2019

Violence and intimacy were critically intertwined at all stages of the settler colonial encounter, and yet we know surprisingly little of how they were connected in the shaping of colonial economies. Extending a reading of `economies' as labour relations into new arenas, this innovative collection of essays examines new understandings of the nexus between violence and intimacy in settler colonial economies of the British Pacific Rim. The sites it explores include cross-cultural exchange in sealing and maritime communities, labour relations on the frontier, inside the pastoral station and in the colonial home, and the material and emotional economies of exploration. Following the curious mobility of texts, objects, and frameworks of knowledge, this volume teases out the diversity of ways in which violence and intimacy were expressed in the economies of everyday encounters on the ground. In doing so, it broadens the horizon of debate about the nature of colonial economies and the intercultural encounters that were enmeshed within them.

The Irish Imperial Service Policing Palestine and Administering the Empire, 1922-1966

The Irish Imperial Service Policing Palestine and Administering the Empire, 1922-1966

Author: Sean William Gannon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2019

This book explores Irish participation in the British imperial project after `Southern' Ireland's independence in 1922. Building on a detailed study of the Irish contribution to the policing of the Palestine Mandate, it examines Irish imperial servants' twentieth-century transnational careers, and assesses the influence of their Irish identities on their experience at the colonial interface. The factors which informed Irish enlistment in Palestine's police forces are examined, and the impact of Irishness on the personal perspectives and professional lives of Irish Palestine policemen is assessed. Irish policing in Palestine is placed within the broader tradition of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC)-conducted imperial police service inaugurated in the mid-nineteenth century, and the RIC's transnational influence on twentieth-century British colonial policing is evaluated. The wider tradition of Irish imperial service, of which policing formed part, is then explored, with particular focus on British Colonial Service recruitment in post-revolutionary Ireland and twentieth-century Irish-imperial identities.

The 'Civilising Mission' of Portuguese Colonialism, 1870-1930

The 'Civilising Mission' of Portuguese Colonialism, 1870-1930

Author: Miguel Bandeira Jeronimo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2018

This book provides an historical, critical analysis of the doctrine of 'civilising mission' in Portuguese colonialism in the crucial period from 1870 to 1930. Exploring international contexts and transnational connections, this 'civilising mission' is analysed and assessed by examining the employment and distribution of African manpower.

The Irish Imperial Service Policing Palestine and Administering the Empire, 1922-1966

The Irish Imperial Service Policing Palestine and Administering the Empire, 1922-1966

Author: Sean William Gannon Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2018

This book explores Irish participation in the British imperial project after `Southern' Ireland's independence in 1922. Building on a detailed study of the Irish contribution to the policing of the Palestine Mandate, it examines Irish imperial servants' twentieth-century transnational careers, and assesses the influence of their Irish identities on their experience at the colonial interface. The factors which informed Irish enlistment in Palestine's police forces are examined, and the impact of Irishness on the personal perspectives and professional lives of Irish Palestine policemen is assessed. Irish policing in Palestine is placed within the broader tradition of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC)-conducted imperial police service inaugurated in the mid-nineteenth century, and the RIC's transnational influence on twentieth-century British colonial policing is evaluated. The wider tradition of Irish imperial service, of which policing formed part, is then explored, with particular focus on British Colonial Service recruitment in post-revolutionary Ireland and twentieth-century Irish-imperial identities.

Duncan Sandys and the Informal Politics of Britain's Late Decolonisation

Duncan Sandys and the Informal Politics of Britain's Late Decolonisation

Author: Peter Brooke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2018

This book throws new light on the impact of informal `old boy' networks on British decolonisation. Duncan Sandys was one of the leading Conservative politicians of the middle decades of twentieth-century Britain. He was also a key figure in the Harold Macmillan's `Winds of Change' policy of decolonisation, serving as Secretary for the Colonies and Commonwealth Relations from 1960 to 1964. When he lost office he fought strenuously to undermine the new Labour Government's attempts to accelerate colonial withdrawal and improve race relations in Britain. Sandys developed important private business interests in Africa and intervened personally through both public and official channels on the question of Rhodesia, Commonwealth immigration and the `East of Suez' withdrawal in the late 1960s. This book will appeal to students of decolonisation and twentieth-century British politics alike.

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

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

Author: Sam Hutchinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2018

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 at length. It reconstructs the ways these conflicts were understood and reflected in the colonial and British press, and how commentators responded to the shifting circumstances that shaped the mood of their coverage. Studying each conflict in turn, the book explores the expressions of feeling that arose within and between the Australian colonies and Britain. It argues that settler and imperial narratives required constant defending and maintaining. This process led to tensions between Britain and the colonies, and also to vivid displays of mutual affection. The book examines how war narratives merged with ideas of territorial ownership and productivity, racial anxieties, self-governance, and foundational violence. In doing so it draws out the rationales and emotions that both fortified and unsettled settler societies.

Violence, Colonialism and Empire in the Modern World

Violence, Colonialism and Empire in the Modern World

Author: Philip Dwyer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/08/2018

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. It examines the wide variety of violent means by which colonies and empire were maintained in the modern era, the politics of repression and the violent structures inherent in empire. Bringing together scholars from around the world, the book includes chapters on British, French, Dutch, Italian and Japanese colonies and conquests. It considers multiple experiences of colonial violence, ranging from political dispute to the non-lethal violence of everyday colonialism and the symbolic repression inherent in colonial practices and hierarchies. These comparative case studies show how violence was used to assert and maintain control in the colonies, contesting the long held view that the colonial project was of benefit to colonised peoples.

The 'Mere Irish' and the Colonisation of Ulster, 1570-1641

The 'Mere Irish' and the Colonisation of Ulster, 1570-1641

Author: Gerard Farrell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2018

This book examines the native Irish experience of conquest and colonisation in Ulster in the first decades of the seventeenth century. Central to this argument is that the Ulster plantation bears more comparisons to European expansion throughout the Atlantic than (as some historians have argued) the early-modern state's consolidation of control over its peripheral territories. Farrell also demonstrates that plantation Ulster did not see any significant attempt to transform the Irish culturally or economically in these years, notwithstanding the rhetoric of a `civilising mission'. Challenging recent scholarship on the integrative aspects of plantation society, he argues that this emphasis obscures the antagonism which characterised relations between native and newcomer until the eve of the 1641 rising. This book is of interest not only to students of early-modern Ireland but is also a valuable contribution to the burgeoning field of Atlantic history and indeed colonial studies in general.

Kenya and Britain after Independence Beyond Neo-Colonialism

Kenya and Britain after Independence Beyond Neo-Colonialism

Author: Poppy Cullen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2018

This book explores British post-colonial foreign policy towards Kenya from 1963 to 1980. It reveals the extent and nature of continued British government influence in Kenya after independence. It argues that this was not simply about neo-colonialism, and Kenya's elite had substantial agency to shape the relationship. The first section addresses how policy was made and the role of High Commissions and diplomacy. It emphasises contingency, with policy produced through shared interests and interaction with leading Kenyans. It argues that British policy-makers helped to create and then reinforced Kenya's neo-patrimonialism. The second part examines the economic, military, personal and diplomatic networks which successive British governments sustained with independent Kenya. A combination of interlinked interests encouraged British officials to place a high value on this relationship, even as their world commitments diminished. This book appeals to those interested in Kenyan history, post-colonial Africa, British foreign policy, and forms of diplomacy and policy-making.

China, Hong Kong, and the Long 1970s: Global Perspectives

China, Hong Kong, and the Long 1970s: Global Perspectives

Author: Priscilla Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2018

This book explores the forces that impelled China, the world's largest socialist state, to make massive changes in its domestic and international stance during the long 1970s. Fourteen distinguished scholars investigate the special, perhaps crucial part that the territory of Hong Kong played in encouraging and midwifing China's relationship with the non-Communist world. The Long 1970s were the years when China moved dramatically and decisively toward much closer relations with the non-Communist world. In the late 1970s, China also embarked on major economic reforms, designed to win it great power status by the early twenty-first centuries. The volume addresses the long-term implications of China's choices for the outcome of the Cold War and in steering the global international outlook toward free-market capitalism. Decisions made in the 1970s are key to understanding the nature and policies of the Chinese state today and the worldview of current Chinese leaders.

Colonialism in Greenland Tradition, Governance and Legacy

Colonialism in Greenland Tradition, Governance and Legacy

Author: Soren Rud Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2018

This book explores how the Danish authorities governed the colonized population in Greenland in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Two competing narratives of colonialism dominate in Greenland as well as Denmark. One narrative portrays the Danish colonial project as ruthless and brutal extraction of a vulnerable indigenousness people; the other narrative emphasizes almost exclusively the benevolent aspects of Danish rule in Greenland. Rather than siding with one of these narratives, this book investigates actual practices of colonial governance in Greenland with an outlook to the extensive international scholarship on colonialism and post-colonialism. The chapters address the intimate connections between the establishment of an ethnographic discourse and the colonial techniques of governance in Greenland. Thereby the book provides important nuances to the understanding of the historical relationship between Denmark and Greenland and links this historical trajectory to the present negotiations of Greenlandic identity.

Enlightened Colonialism Civilization Narratives and Imperial Politics in the Age of Reason

Enlightened Colonialism Civilization Narratives and Imperial Politics in the Age of Reason

Author: Damien Tricoire Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2018

This book further qualifies the postcolonial thesis and shows its limits. To reach these goals, it links text analysis and political history on a global comparative scale. Focusing on imperial agents, their narratives of progress, and their political aims and strategies, it asks whether Enlightenment gave birth to a new colonialism between 1760 and 1820. Has Enlightenment provided the cultural and intellectual origins of modern colonialism? For decades, historians of political thought, philosophy, and literature have debated this question. On one side, many postcolonial authors believe that enlightened rationalism helped delegitimize non-European cultures. On the other side, some historians of ideas and literature are willing to defend at least some eighteenth-century philosophers whom they consider to have been anti-colonialists . Surprisingly enough, both sides have focused on literary and philosophical texts, but have rarely taken political and social practice into account.

Decolonisations Compared Central America, Southeast Asia, the Caucasus

Decolonisations Compared Central America, Southeast Asia, the Caucasus

Author: Nicholas Tarling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2018

This book offers an analysis of the decolonisation process across three different regions around the world: Central America, Southeast Asia and the Caucasus. It explores how the nature of previous imperial systems shaped the nation states that were created in their stead. By outlining these contrasting historical trajectories, this short study argues that the stability of these nation states and their ability to cooperate with one another are dependent on the acceptance of the frontiers established by the previous imperial powers. It moves from Central America, left in the early nineteenth century without any clear borders and which has suffered much inter-state tension ever since, to Southeast Asia, whose clear colonial delineations have been accepted in the post-colonial order, and finally to the Caucasus where the arbitrary boundaries of the Soviet Republics have not easily translated into nation states. Offering a concise comparison of decolonisation in three regions, this book will be of particular interest to students of history, politics and international relations.

Anxieties, Fear and Panic in Colonial Settings Empires on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Anxieties, Fear and Panic in Colonial Settings Empires on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Author: Harald (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich) Fischer-Tine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2018

This book argues that the history of colonial empires has been shaped to a considerable extent by negative emotions such as anxiety, fear and embarrassment as well as by the regular occurrence of panics. The case studies it assembles examine the various ways in which panics and anxieties were generated in imperial situations and how they shook up the dynamics between seemingly all-powerful colonizers and the apparently defenceless colonized. Drawing from examples of the British, Dutch and German colonial experience, the volume sketches out some of the main areas (such as disease, native `savagery' or sexual transgression) that generated panics or created anxieties in colonial settings and analyses the most common varieties of practical, discursive and epistemic strategies adopted by the colonisers to curb the perceived threats.

Philanthropy and Race in the Haitian Revolution

Philanthropy and Race in the Haitian Revolution

Author: Erica R. Johnson Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/07/2018

This book examines the ways in which a minority of primarily white, male, French philanthropists used their social standing and talents to improve the lives of peoples of African descent in Saint-Domingue during the crucial period of the Haitian Revolution. They went to great lengths to advocate for the application of universal human rights through political activities, academic societies, religious charity, influence on public opinion, and fraternity in the armed services. The motives for their benevolence ran the gamut from genuine altruism to the selfish pursuit of prestige, which could, on occasion, lead to political or economic benefit from aiding blacks and people of color. This book offers a view that takes into account the efforts of all peoples who worked to end slavery and establish racial equality in Saint-Domingue and challenges simplistic notions of the Haitian Revolution, which lean too heavily on an assumed strict racial divide between black and white.

The Scottish Experience in Asia, c.1700 to the Present Settlers and Sojourners

The Scottish Experience in Asia, c.1700 to the Present Settlers and Sojourners

Author: T. M. Devine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2018

This pioneering volume focuses on the scale, territorial trajectories, impact, economic relationships, identity and nature of the Scottish-Asia connection from the late seventeenth century to the present. It is especially concerned with identifying whether there was a distinctive Scottish experience and if so, what effect it had on the East. Did Scots bring different skills to Asia and how far did their backgrounds prepare them in different ways? Were their networks distinctive compared to other ethnicities? What was the pull of Asia for them? Did they really punch above their weight as some contemporaries thought, or was that just exaggerated rhetoric? If there was a distinctive 'Scottish effect' how is that to be explained?

Intimacies of Violence in the Settler Colony Economies of Dispossession around the Pacific Rim

Intimacies of Violence in the Settler Colony Economies of Dispossession around the Pacific Rim

Author: Penelope Edmonds Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/06/2018

Violence and intimacy were critically intertwined at all stages of the settler colonial encounter, and yet we know surprisingly little of how they were connected in the shaping of colonial economies. Extending a reading of `economies' as labour relations into new arenas, this innovative collection of essays examines new understandings of the nexus between violence and intimacy in settler colonial economies of the British Pacific Rim. The sites it explores include cross-cultural exchange in sealing and maritime communities, labour relations on the frontier, inside the pastoral station and in the colonial home, and the material and emotional economies of exploration. Following the curious mobility of texts, objects, and frameworks of knowledge, this volume teases out the diversity of ways in which violence and intimacy were expressed in the economies of everyday encounters on the ground. In doing so, it broadens the horizon of debate about the nature of colonial economies and the intercultural encounters that were enmeshed within them.

Settler Colonialism and (Re)conciliation Frontier Violence, Affective Performances, and Imaginative Refoundings

Settler Colonialism and (Re)conciliation Frontier Violence, Affective Performances, and Imaginative Refoundings

Author: Penelope Edmonds Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2018

This book examines the performative life reconciliation and its discontents in settler societies. It explores the refoundings of the settler state and reimaginings of its alternatives, as well as the way the past is mobilized and reworked in the name of social transformation within a new global paradigm of reconciliation and the 'age of apology'.

Chinese in Colonial Burma A Migrant Community in A Multiethnic State

Chinese in Colonial Burma A Migrant Community in A Multiethnic State

Author: Yi Li Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/03/2018

Using previously unexplored archives from colonial institutions and individuals, and primary materials produced by the Burmese Chinese, this comprehensive study investigates over a century of history of the Burmese Chinese under British colonial rule. Due to the peculiar position of Burma in the British imperial world and the Southeast Asian Chinese network, the Chinese community had a unique experience in a Southeast Asian colony governed by Europeans with an India-based system. This book reveals, through everyday life experience, prominent community figures, and milestone events, the internal rivalry and integration among different regional groups within the community, and the general impressions it left in contemporary observations and communal memories. The book also traces historical roots of some unsolved ethnic issues in present-day Myanmar.

Colonial Justice and Decolonization in the High Court of Tanzania, 1920-1971

Colonial Justice and Decolonization in the High Court of Tanzania, 1920-1971

Author: Ellen R. Feingold Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/02/2018

This book is the first study of the development and decolonization of a British colonial high court in Africa. It traces the history of the High Court of Tanzania from its establishment in 1920 to the end of its institutional process of decolonization in 1971. This process involved disentangling the High Court from colonial state structures and imperial systems that were built on racial inequality while simultaneously increasing the independence of the judiciary and application of British judicial principles. Feingold weaves together the rich history of the Court with a discussion of its judges - both as members of the British Colonial Legal Service and as individuals - to explore the impacts and intersections of imperial policies, national politics, and individual initiative. Colonial Justice and Decolonization in the High Court of Tanzania is a powerful reminder of the crucial roles played by common law courts in the operation and legitimization of both colonial and post-colonial states.

France, Mexico and Informal Empire in Latin America, 1820-1867 Equilibrium in the New World

France, Mexico and Informal Empire in Latin America, 1820-1867 Equilibrium in the New World

Author: Edward Shawcross Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/02/2018

This book explores French imperialism in Latin America in the nineteenth century, taking Mexico as a case study. The standard narrative of nineteenth-century imperialism in Latin America is one of US expansion and British informal influence. However, it was France, not Britain, which made the most concerted effort to counter US power through Louis-Napoleon's military intervention in Mexico, begun in 1862, which created an empire on the North American continent under the Habsburg Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian. Despite its significance to French and Latin American history, this French imperial project is invariably described as an illusion , an adventure or a mirage . This book challenges these conclusions and places the French intervention in Mexico within the context of informal empire. It analyses French and Mexican ideas about monarchy in Latin America; responses to US expansion and the development of anti-Americanism and pan-Latinism; the consolidation of Mexican conservatism; and, finally, the collaboration of some Mexican elites with French imperialism. An important dimension of the relationship between Mexico and France, explored in the book, is the transatlantic and transnational context in which it developed, where competing conceptions of Mexico and France as nations, the role of Europe and the United States in the Americas and the idea of Latin America itself were challenged and debated.

Scottish Presbyterianism and Settler Colonial Politics Empire of Dissent

Scottish Presbyterianism and Settler Colonial Politics Empire of Dissent

Author: Valerie Wallace Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/02/2018

This book offers a new interpretation of political reform in the settler colonies of Britain's empire in the early nineteenth century. It examines the influence of Scottish Presbyterian dissenting churches and their political values. It re-evaluates five notorious Scottish reformers and unpacks the Presbyterian foundation to their political ideas: Thomas Pringle (1789-1834), a poet in Cape Town; Thomas McCulloch (1776-1843), an educator in Pictou; John Dunmore Lang (1799-1878), a church minister in Sydney; William Lyon Mackenzie (1795-1861), a rebel in Toronto; and Samuel McDonald Martin (1805?-1848), a journalist in Auckland. The book weaves the five migrants' stories together for the first time and demonstrates how the campaigns they led came to be intertwined. The book will appeal to historians of Scotland, Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the British Empire and the Scottish diaspora.

Italian Colonialism and Resistances to Empire, 1930-1970

Italian Colonialism and Resistances to Empire, 1930-1970

Author: Neelam Srivastava Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/02/2018

This book provides an innovative cultural history of Italian colonialism and its impact on twentieth-century ideas of empire and anti-colonialism. In October 1935, Mussolini's army attacked Ethiopia, defying the League of Nations and other European imperial powers. The book explores the widespread political and literary responses to the invasion, highlighting how Pan-Africanism drew its sustenance from opposition to Italy's late empire-building, and reading the work of George Padmore, Claude McKay, and CLR James alongside the feminist and socialist anti-colonial campaigner Sylvia Pankhurst's broadsheet, New Times and Ethiopia News. Extending into the postwar period, the book examines the fertile connections between anti-colonialism and anti-fascism in Italian literature and art, tracing the emergence of a resistance aesthetics in works such as The Battle of Algiers and Giovanni Pirelli's harrowing books of testimony about Algeria's war of independence, both inspired by Frantz Fanon. This book will interest readers passionate about postcolonial studies, the history of Italian imperialism, Pan-Africanism, print cultures, and Italian postwar culture.

The White Redoubt, the Great Powers and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1960-1980

The White Redoubt, the Great Powers and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1960-1980

Author: Filipe Ribeiro de Meneses, Robert McNamara Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/12/2017

This work examines the attempt by the governments of Portugal, Rhodesia and South Africa to defy the drive for African independence in the 1960s and 70s, and the international community's response. From 1961 to 1974, Portugal, Rhodesia and South Africa collaborated in the attempt to preserve white minority rule in their respective territories. Hard-pressed by African nationalists, recently decolonized states, and many of the world's Great Powers, they supported each other economically, politically and militarily, turning southern Africa into a major diplomatic concern which defied Cold War logic. This book examines how this collaboration came about and how the international community responded to it, paying close attention to the evolving situation in each country. The Portuguese Revolution of April 1974 undid this `white redoubt', and the diplomatic policy subsequently adopted by apartheid South Africa - detente - led it to sacrifice Rhodesia in return for the illusion of permanent safety. A true work of transnational history, this book is based on the archival material of eight different countries, yet it serves as well as an introduction to the politics of southern Africa during the late colonial era.

Duncan Sandys and the Informal Politics of Britain's Late Decolonisation

Duncan Sandys and the Informal Politics of Britain's Late Decolonisation

Author: Peter Brooke Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/11/2017

This book throws new light on the impact of informal `old boy' networks on British decolonisation. Duncan Sandys was one of the leading Conservative politicians of the middle decades of twentieth-century Britain. He was also a key figure in the Harold Macmillan's `Winds of Change' policy of decolonisation, serving as Secretary for the Colonies and Commonwealth Relations from 1960 to 1964. When he lost office he fought strenuously to undermine the new Labour Government's attempts to accelerate colonial withdrawal and improve race relations in Britain. Sandys developed important private business interests in Africa and intervened personally through both public and official channels on the question of Rhodesia, Commonwealth immigration and the `East of Suez' withdrawal in the late 1960s. This book will appeal to students of decolonisation and twentieth-century British politics alike.

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

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

Author: Sam Hutchinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/11/2017

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 at length. It reconstructs the ways these conflicts were understood and reflected in the colonial and British press, and how commentators responded to the shifting circumstances that shaped the mood of their coverage. Studying each conflict in turn, the book explores the expressions of feeling that arose within and between the Australian colonies and Britain. It argues that settler and imperial narratives required constant defending and maintaining. This process led to tensions between Britain and the colonies, and also to vivid displays of mutual affection. The book examines how war narratives merged with ideas of territorial ownership and productivity, racial anxieties, self-governance, and foundational violence. In doing so it draws out the rationales and emotions that both fortified and unsettled settler societies.

Violence, Colonialism and Empire in the Modern World

Violence, Colonialism and Empire in the Modern World

Author: Philip Dwyer Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/11/2017

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. It examines the wide variety of violent means by which colonies and empire were maintained in the modern era, the politics of repression and the violent structures inherent in empire. Bringing together scholars from around the world, the book includes chapters on British, French, Dutch, Italian and Japanese colonies and conquests. It considers multiple experiences of colonial violence, ranging from political dispute to the non-lethal violence of everyday colonialism and the symbolic repression inherent in colonial practices and hierarchies. These comparative case studies show how violence was used to assert and maintain control in the colonies, contesting the long held view that the colonial project was of benefit to colonised peoples.

Steam Power and Sea Power Coal, the Royal Navy, and the British Empire, c. 1870-1914

Steam Power and Sea Power Coal, the Royal Navy, and the British Empire, c. 1870-1914

Author: Steven Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2017

This book examines how the expansion of a steam-powered Royal Navy from the second half of the nineteenth century had wider ramifications across the British Empire. In particular, it considers how steam propulsion made vessels utterly dependent on a particular resource - coal - and its distribution around the world. In doing so, it shows that the `coal question' was central to imperial defence and the protection of trade, requiring the creation of infrastructures that spanned the globe. This infrastructure required careful management, and the processes involved show the development of bureaucracy and the reliance on the `contractor state' to ensure this was both robust and able to allow swift mobilisation in war. The requirement to stop regularly at foreign stations also brought men of the Royal navy into contact with local coal heavers, as well as indigenous populations and landscapes. These encounters and their dissemination are crucial to our understanding of imperial relationships and imaginations at the height of the imperial age.

The 'Mere Irish' and the Colonisation of Ulster, 1570-1641

The 'Mere Irish' and the Colonisation of Ulster, 1570-1641

Author: Gerard Farrell Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2017

This book examines the native Irish experience of conquest and colonisation in Ulster in the first decades of the seventeenth century. Central to this argument is that the Ulster plantation bears more comparisons to European expansion throughout the Atlantic than (as some historians have argued) the early-modern state's consolidation of control over its peripheral territories. Farrell also demonstrates that plantation Ulster did not see any significant attempt to transform the Irish culturally or economically in these years, notwithstanding the rhetoric of a `civilising mission'. Challenging recent scholarship on the integrative aspects of plantation society, he argues that this emphasis obscures the antagonism which characterised relations between native and newcomer until the eve of the 1641 rising. This book is of interest not only to students of early-modern Ireland but is also a valuable contribution to the burgeoning field of Atlantic history and indeed colonial studies in general.

Imperial History and the Global Politics of Exclusion Britain, 1880-1940

Imperial History and the Global Politics of Exclusion Britain, 1880-1940

Author: Amanda Behm Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2017

Examining the rise of the field of imperial history in Britain and wider webs of advocacy, this book demonstrates how intellectuals and politicians promoted settler colonialism, excluded the subject empire, and laid a precarious framework for decolonization. History was politics in late-nineteenth-century Britain. But the means by which influential thinkers sought to steer democracy and state development also consigned vast populations to the margins of imperial debate and policy. From the 1880s onward, politicians, intellectuals, and journalists erected a school of thought based on exclusion and deferral that segregated past and future, backwardness and civilization, validating racial discrimination in empire all while disavowing racism. These efforts, however, engendered powerful anticolonial backlash and cast a long shadow over the closing decades of imperial rule. Bringing to life the forgotten struggles which have, in effect, defined our times, Imperial History and the Global Politics of Exclusion is an important reinterpretation of the intellectual history of the British Empire.

Nigeria's University Age Reframing Decolonisation and Development

Nigeria's University Age Reframing Decolonisation and Development

Author: Tim Livsey Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/07/2017

This book explores the world of Nigerian universities to offer an innovative perspective on the history of development and decolonisation from the 1930s to the 1960s. Using political, cultural and spatial approaches, the book shows that Nigerians and foreign donors alike saw the nation's new universities as vital institutions: a means to educate future national leaders, drive economic growth, and make a modern Nigeria. Universities were vibrant places, centres of nightlife, dance, and the construction of spectacular buildings, as well as teaching and research. At universities, students, scholars, visionaries, and rebels considered and contested colonialism, the global Cold War, and the future of Nigeria. University life was shaped by, and formative to, experiences of development and decolonisation. The book will be of interest to historians of Africa, empire, education, architecture, and the Cold War.

Kenya and Britain after Independence Beyond Neo-Colonialism

Kenya and Britain after Independence Beyond Neo-Colonialism

Author: Poppy Cullen Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/07/2017

This book explores British post-colonial foreign policy towards Kenya from 1963 to 1980. It reveals the extent and nature of continued British government influence in Kenya after independence. It argues that this was not simply about neo-colonialism, and Kenya's elite had substantial agency to shape the relationship. The first section addresses how policy was made and the role of High Commissions and diplomacy. It emphasises contingency, with policy produced through shared interests and interaction with leading Kenyans. It argues that British policy-makers helped to create and then reinforced Kenya's neo-patrimonialism. The second part examines the economic, military, personal and diplomatic networks which successive British governments sustained with independent Kenya. A combination of interlinked interests encouraged British officials to place a high value on this relationship, even as their world commitments diminished. This book appeals to those interested in Kenyan history, post-colonial Africa, British foreign policy, and forms of diplomacy and policy-making.

China, Hong Kong, and the Long 1970s: Global Perspectives

China, Hong Kong, and the Long 1970s: Global Perspectives

Author: Priscilla Roberts Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/07/2017

This book explores the forces that impelled China, the world's largest socialist state, to make massive changes in its domestic and international stance during the long 1970s. Fourteen distinguished scholars investigate the special, perhaps crucial part that the territory of Hong Kong played in encouraging and midwifing China's relationship with the non-Communist world. The Long 1970s were the years when China moved dramatically and decisively toward much closer relations with the non-Communist world. In the late 1970s, China also embarked on major economic reforms, designed to win it great power status by the early twenty-first centuries. The volume addresses the long-term implications of China's choices for the outcome of the Cold War and in steering the global international outlook toward free-market capitalism. Decisions made in the 1970s are key to understanding the nature and policies of the Chinese state today and the worldview of current Chinese leaders.

Colonialism in Greenland Tradition, Governance and Legacy

Colonialism in Greenland Tradition, Governance and Legacy

Author: Soren Rud Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2017

This book explores how the Danish authorities governed the colonized population in Greenland in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Two competing narratives of colonialism dominate in Greenland as well as Denmark. One narrative portrays the Danish colonial project as ruthless and brutal extraction of a vulnerable indigenousness people; the other narrative emphasizes almost exclusively the benevolent aspects of Danish rule in Greenland. Rather than siding with one of these narratives, this book investigates actual practices of colonial governance in Greenland with an outlook to the extensive international scholarship on colonialism and post-colonialism. The chapters address the intimate connections between the establishment of an ethnographic discourse and the colonial techniques of governance in Greenland. Thereby the book provides important nuances to the understanding of the historical relationship between Denmark and Greenland and links this historical trajectory to the present negotiations of Greenlandic identity.

Enlightened Colonialism Civilization Narratives and Imperial Politics in the Age of Reason

Enlightened Colonialism Civilization Narratives and Imperial Politics in the Age of Reason

Author: Damien Tricoire Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/06/2017

This book further qualifies the postcolonial thesis and shows its limits. To reach these goals, it links text analysis and political history on a global comparative scale. Focusing on imperial agents, their narratives of progress, and their political aims and strategies, it asks whether Enlightenment gave birth to a new colonialism between 1760 and 1820. Has Enlightenment provided the cultural and intellectual origins of modern colonialism? For decades, historians of political thought, philosophy, and literature have debated this question. On one side, many postcolonial authors believe that enlightened rationalism helped delegitimize non-European cultures. On the other side, some historians of ideas and literature are willing to defend at least some eighteenth-century philosophers whom they consider to have been anti-colonialists . Surprisingly enough, both sides have focused on literary and philosophical texts, but have rarely taken political and social practice into account.

Decolonisations Compared Central America, Southeast Asia, the Caucasus

Decolonisations Compared Central America, Southeast Asia, the Caucasus

Author: Nicholas Tarling Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/05/2017

This book offers an analysis of the decolonisation process across three different regions around the world: Central America, Southeast Asia and the Caucasus. It explores how the nature of previous imperial systems shaped the nation states that were created in their stead. By outlining these contrasting historical trajectories, this short study argues that the stability of these nation states and their ability to cooperate with one another are dependent on the acceptance of the frontiers established by the previous imperial powers. It moves from Central America, left in the early nineteenth century without any clear borders and which has suffered much inter-state tension ever since, to Southeast Asia, whose clear colonial delineations have been accepted in the post-colonial order, and finally to the Caucasus where the arbitrary boundaries of the Soviet Republics have not easily translated into nation states. Offering a concise comparison of decolonisation in three regions, this book will be of particular interest to students of history, politics and international relations.

Ireland in an Imperial World Citizenship, Opportunism, and Subversion

Ireland in an Imperial World Citizenship, Opportunism, and Subversion

Author: Timothy McMahon Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/03/2017

Ireland in an Imperial World interrogates the myriad ways through which Irish men and women experienced, participated in, and challenged empires in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Most importantly, they were integral players simultaneously managing and undermining the British Empire, and through their diasporic communities, they built sophisticated arguments that aided challenges to other imperial projects. In emphasizing the interconnections between Ireland and the wider British and Irish worlds, this book argues that a greater appreciation of empire is essential for enriching our understanding of the development of Irish society at home. Moreover, these thirteen essays argue plainly that Ireland was on the cutting edge of broader global developments, both in configuring and dismantling Europe's overseas empires.

Chinese in Colonial Burma A Migrant Community in A Multiethnic State

Chinese in Colonial Burma A Migrant Community in A Multiethnic State

Author: Yi Li Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/02/2017

Using previously unexplored archives from colonial institutions and individuals, and primary materials produced by the Burmese Chinese, this comprehensive study investigates over a century of history of the Burmese Chinese under British colonial rule. Due to the peculiar position of Burma in the British imperial world and the Southeast Asian Chinese network, the Chinese community had a unique experience in a Southeast Asian colony governed by Europeans with an India-based system. This book reveals, through everyday life experience, prominent community figures, and milestone events, the internal rivalry and integration among different regional groups within the community, and the general impressions it left in contemporary observations and communal memories. The book also traces historical roots of some unsolved ethnic issues in present-day Myanmar.

Anxieties, Fear and Panic in Colonial Settings Empires on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Anxieties, Fear and Panic in Colonial Settings Empires on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Author: Harald Fischer-Tine Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/02/2017

This book argues that the history of colonial empires has been shaped to a considerable extent by negative emotions such as anxiety, fear and embarrassment as well as by the regular occurrence of panics. The case studies it assembles examine the various ways in which panics and anxieties were generated in imperial situations and how they shook up the dynamics between seemingly all-powerful colonizers and the apparently defenceless colonized. Drawing from examples of the British, Dutch and German colonial experience, the volume sketches out some of the main areas (such as disease, native `savagery' or sexual transgression) that generated panics or created anxieties in colonial settings and analyses the most common varieties of practical, discursive and epistemic strategies adopted by the colonisers to curb the perceived threats.

The Scottish Experience in Asia, c.1700 to the Present Settlers and Sojourners

The Scottish Experience in Asia, c.1700 to the Present Settlers and Sojourners

Author: T. M. Devine Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2016

This pioneering volume focuses on the scale, territorial trajectories, impact, economic relationships, identity and nature of the Scottish-Asia connection from the late seventeenth century to the present. It is especially concerned with identifying whether there was a distinctive Scottish experience and if so, what effect it had on the East. Did Scots bring different skills to Asia and how far did their backgrounds prepare them in different ways? Were their networks distinctive compared to other ethnicities? What was the pull of Asia for them? Did they really punch above their weight as some contemporaries thought, or was that just exaggerated rhetoric? If there was a distinctive `Scottish effect' how is that to be explained?

Settler Colonialism and (Re)conciliation Frontier Violence, Affective Performances, and Imaginative Refoundings

Settler Colonialism and (Re)conciliation Frontier Violence, Affective Performances, and Imaginative Refoundings

Author: Penelope Edmonds Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/02/2016

This book examines the performative life reconciliation and its discontents in settler societies. It explores the refoundings of the settler state and reimaginings of its alternatives, as well as the way the past is mobilized and reworked in the name of social transformation within a new global paradigm of reconciliation and the 'age of apology'.

Hybrid Knowledge in the Early East India Company World

Hybrid Knowledge in the Early East India Company World

Author: Anna Winterbottom Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/12/2015

Hybrid Knowledge in the Early East India Company World presents a new interpretation of the development of the English East India Company between 1660 and 1720. The book explores the connections between scholarship, patronage, diplomacy, trade, and colonial settlement in the early modern world. Links of patronage between cosmopolitan writers and collectors and scholars associated with the Royal Society of London and the universities are investigated. Winterbottom shows how innovative works of scholarship - covering natural history, ethnography, theology, linguistics, medicine, and agriculture - were created amid multi-directional struggles for supremacy in Asia, the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic. The role of non-elite actors including slaves in transferring knowledge and skills between settlements is explored in detail.

Decolonization and the French of Algeria Bringing the Settler Colony Home

Decolonization and the French of Algeria Bringing the Settler Colony Home

Author: Sung-Eun Choi Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/11/2015

In 1962, almost one million people were evacuated from Algeria. France called these citizens Repatriates to hide their French Algerian origins and to integrate them into society. This book is about Repatriation and how it became central to France's postcolonial understanding of decolonization, the Algerian past, and French identity.

Navigational Enterprises in Europe and its Empires, 1730-1850

Navigational Enterprises in Europe and its Empires, 1730-1850

Author: Dr. Richard Dunn Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/10/2015

This book explores the development of navigation in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It examines the role of men of science, seamen and practitioners across Europe, and the realities of navigational practice, showing that old and new methods were complementary not exclusive, their use dependent on many competing factors.

Local Subversions of Colonial Cultures Commodities and Anti-Commodities in Global History

Local Subversions of Colonial Cultures Commodities and Anti-Commodities in Global History

Author: Harro Maat Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/10/2015

The book brings together original, state-of-the-art historical research from several continents and examines how mainly local peasant societies responded to colonial pressures to produce a range of different commodities. It offers new directions in the study of African, Asian, Caribbean, and Latin American societies.

Commodities, Ports and Asian Maritime Trade Since 1750

Commodities, Ports and Asian Maritime Trade Since 1750

Author: Ulbe Bosma Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/10/2015

This book examines the role of mercantile networks in linking Asian economies to the global economy. It contains fourteen contributions on East, Southeast and South Asia covering the period from 1750 to the present.

Cultural Politics of Hygiene in India, 1890-1940 Contagions of Feeling

Cultural Politics of Hygiene in India, 1890-1940 Contagions of Feeling

Author: Srirupa Prasad Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/09/2015

This book examines genealogies of contagion in between contagion as microbe and contagion as affect. It analyzes how and why hygiene became authoritative and succeeded in becoming a part of the broader social and cultural vocabulary within the colonialist, anti-colonial, as well as modernist discourses.

The Political Economy of Imperial Relations Britain, the Sterling Area, and Malaya 1945-1960

The Political Economy of Imperial Relations Britain, the Sterling Area, and Malaya 1945-1960

Author: Alex Sutton Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/08/2015

The Political Economy of Imperial Relations offers a much needed historical and theoretical intervention into the relationship between Britain and Malaya after the Second World War. It challenges existing accounts and details a strong continuity in this relationship from 1945 until 1960.

Subverting Empire Deviance and Disorder in the British Colonial World

Subverting Empire Deviance and Disorder in the British Colonial World

Author: Will Jackson Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2015

Across their empire, the British spoke ceaselessly of deviants of undesirables, ne'er do wells, petit-tyrants and rogues. With obvious literary appeal, these soon became stock figures. This is the first study to take deviance seriously, bringing together histories that reveal the complexity of a phenomenon that remains only dimly understood.

Indian Doctors in Kenya, 1895-1940 The Forgotten History

Indian Doctors in Kenya, 1895-1940 The Forgotten History

Author: Anna Greenwood, Harshad Topiwala Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2015

This ground-breaking book offers unique insights into the careers of Indian doctors in colonial Kenya during the height of British colonialism, between 1895 and 1940. The story of these important Indian professionals presents a rare social history of an important political minority.

Colonial Switzerland Rethinking Colonialism from the Margins

Colonial Switzerland Rethinking Colonialism from the Margins

Author: Patricia Purtschert Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2015

States without former colonies, it has been argued, were intensely involved in colonial practices. This anthology looks at Switzerland, which, by its very strong economic involvements with colonialism, its doctrine of neutrality, and its transnationally entangled scientific community, constitutes a perfect case in point.

The Imperialism of French Decolonisaton French Policy and the Anglo-American Response in Tunisia and Morocco

The Imperialism of French Decolonisaton French Policy and the Anglo-American Response in Tunisia and Morocco

Author: Ryo Ikeda Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/05/2015

This book examines French motivations behind the decolonisation of Tunisia and Morocco and the intra-Western Alliance relationships. It argues that changing French policy towards decolonisation brought about the unexpectedly quick process of independence of dependencies in the post-WWII era.

The Caribbean and the Atlantic World Economy Circuits of trade, money and knowledge, 1650-1914

The Caribbean and the Atlantic World Economy Circuits of trade, money and knowledge, 1650-1914

Author: Adrian Leonard Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/04/2015

This collection of essays explores the inter-imperial connections between British, Spanish, Dutch, and French Caribbean colonies, and the 'Old World' countries which founded them. Grounded in primary archival research, the thirteen contributors focus on the ways that participants in the Atlantic World economy transcended imperial boundaries.

The Ends of European Colonial Empires Cases and Comparisons

The Ends of European Colonial Empires Cases and Comparisons

Author: Miguel Bandeira Jeronimo Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/03/2015

This volume provides a multidimensional assessment of the diverse ends of the European colonial empires, addressing different geographies, taking into account diverse chronologies of decolonization, and evaluating the specificities of each imperial configuration under appreciation (Portuguese, Belgian, French, British, Dutch).

Indigenous Communities and Settler Colonialism Land Holding, Loss and Survival in an Interconnected World

Indigenous Communities and Settler Colonialism Land Holding, Loss and Survival in an Interconnected World

Author: Zoe Laidlaw Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/03/2015

The new world created through Anglophone emigration in the 19th century has been much studied. But there have been few accounts of what this meant for the Indigenous populations. This book shows that Indigenous communities tenaciously held land in the midst of dispossession, whilst becoming interconnected through their struggles to do so.

The 'Civilising Mission' of Portuguese Colonialism, 1870-1930

The 'Civilising Mission' of Portuguese Colonialism, 1870-1930

Author: Miguel Bandeira Jeronimo, Antonio Costa-Pinto Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/01/2015

This book provides an historical, critical analysis of the doctrine of 'civilising mission' in Portuguese colonialism in the crucial period from 1870 to 1930. Exploring international contexts and transnational connections, this 'civilising mission' is analysed and assessed by examining the employment and distribution of African manpower.

Labour and the Decolonization Struggle in Trinidad and Tobago

Labour and the Decolonization Struggle in Trinidad and Tobago

Author: Jerome Teelucksingh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

This book provides evidence that Labour in Trinidad and Tobago played a vital role in undermining British colonialism and advocating for federation and self-government. Furthermore, there is emphasis on the pioneering efforts of the Labour movement in party politics, social justice, and working class solidarity.

Labour and the Decolonization Struggle in Trinidad and Tobago

Labour and the Decolonization Struggle in Trinidad and Tobago

Author: Jerome Teelucksingh Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/11/2014

This book provides evidence that Labour in Trinidad and Tobago played a vital role in undermining British colonialism and advocating for federation and self-government. Furthermore, there is emphasis on the pioneering efforts of the Labour movement in party politics, social justice, and working class solidarity.

Insanity, Race and Colonialism Managing Mental Disorder in the Post-Emancipation British Caribbean, 1838-1914

Insanity, Race and Colonialism Managing Mental Disorder in the Post-Emancipation British Caribbean, 1838-1914

Author: Leonard, M.D. Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/10/2014

Despite emancipation from the evils of enslavement in 1838, most people of African origin in the British West Indian colonies continued to suffer serious material deprivation and racial oppression. This book examines the management and treatment of those who became insane, in the period until the Great War.

The Shadow of Colonialism on Europe's Modern Past

The Shadow of Colonialism on Europe's Modern Past

Author: Roisin Healy Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/10/2014

Through a range of case studies from eastern and western Europe, this book breaks new ground in investigating the extent to which European peoples living within Europe were also subjected to the ideologies and practices of colonialism.

George Padmore and Decolonization from Below Pan-Africanism, the Cold War, and the End of Empire

George Padmore and Decolonization from Below Pan-Africanism, the Cold War, and the End of Empire

Author: Leslie James Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2014

This book argues that the rising tide of anti-colonialism after the 1930s should be considered a turning point not just in harnessing a new mood or feeling of unity, but primarily as one that viewed empire, racism, and economic degradation as part of a system that fundamentally required the application of strategy to their destruction.

Informal Empire and the Rise of One World Culture

Informal Empire and the Rise of One World Culture

Author: G. Barton Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/07/2014

Informal empire is a key mechanism of control that explains much of the configuration of the modern world. This book traces the broad outline of westernization through elite formations around the world in the modern era. It explains why the world is western and how formal empire describes only the tip of the iceberg of British and American power.

Vice in the Barracks Medicine, the Military and the Making of Colonial India, 1780-1868

Vice in the Barracks Medicine, the Military and the Making of Colonial India, 1780-1868

Author: Erica Wald Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/03/2014

Shortlisted for the 2014 Royal Historical Society's Gladstone Prize and the 2014 Templer Award for the Best First Book by a New Author. Sex and alcohol preoccupied European officers across India throughout the nineteenth century, with high rates of venereal disease and alcohol-related problems holding serious implications for the economic and military performance of the East India Company. These concerns revolved around the European soldiery in India - the costly, but often unruly, 'thin white line' of colonial rule. This book examines the colonial state's approach to these vice-driven health risks. In doing so it throws new light on the emergence of social and imperial mindsets and on the empire, fuelled by fear of the lower orders, sexual deviation, disease and mutiny. An exploration of these mindsets reveals a lesser-explored fact of rule - the fractured nature of the Company state. Further, it shows how the measures employed by the state to deal with these vice-driven health problems had wide-ranging consequences not simply for the army itself but for India and the empire more broadly. By refocusing our attention on to the military core of the colonial state, Wald demonstrates the ways in which army decision-making stretched beyond the cantonment boundary to help define the state's engagement with and understanding of Indian society.

Colonial Switzerland Rethinking Colonialism from the Margins

Colonial Switzerland Rethinking Colonialism from the Margins

Author: Patricia Purtschert Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2014

States without former colonies, it has been argued, were intensely involved in colonial practices. This anthology looks at Switzerland, which, by its very strong economic involvements with colonialism, its doctrine of neutrality, and its transnationally entangled scientific community, constitutes a perfect case in point.

Indigenous Communities and Settler Colonialism Land Holding, Loss and Survival in an Interconnected World

Indigenous Communities and Settler Colonialism Land Holding, Loss and Survival in an Interconnected World

Author: Zoe Laidlaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2014

The new world created through Anglophone emigration in the 19th century has been much studied. But there have been few accounts of what this meant for the Indigenous populations. This book shows that Indigenous communities tenaciously held land in the midst of dispossession, whilst becoming interconnected through their struggles to do so.

Indian Doctors in Kenya, 1895-1940 The Forgotten History

Indian Doctors in Kenya, 1895-1940 The Forgotten History

Author: A. Greenwood, Harshad Topiwala Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2014

This ground-breaking book offers unique insights into the careers of Indian doctors in colonial Kenya during the height of British colonialism, between 1895 and 1940. The story of these important Indian professionals presents a rare social history of an important political minority.

George Padmore and Decolonization from Below Pan-Africanism, the Cold War, and the End of Empire

George Padmore and Decolonization from Below Pan-Africanism, the Cold War, and the End of Empire

Author: L. James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2014

This book argues that the rising tide of anti-colonialism after the 1930s should be considered a turning point not just in harnessing a new mood or feeling of unity, but primarily as one that viewed empire, racism, and economic degradation as part of a system that fundamentally required the application of strategy to their destruction.

Atlantic Ports and the First Globalisation c. 1850-1930

Atlantic Ports and the First Globalisation c. 1850-1930

Author: Miguel Suarez Bosa Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/01/2014

Port cities were the means through which cultural and economic exchange took place between continental societies and the maritime world. In examining the ports of Brazil, the Caribbean and West Africa, this volume will provide fresh insight into the meaning of the 'First Globalisation'.

Vice in the Barracks Medicine, the Military and the Making of Colonial India, 1780-1868

Vice in the Barracks Medicine, the Military and the Making of Colonial India, 1780-1868

Author: Erica Wald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2014

Shortlisted for the 2014 Royal Historical Society's Gladstone Prize and the 2014 Templer Award for the Best First Book by a New Author. Sex and alcohol preoccupied European officers across India throughout the nineteenth century, with high rates of venereal disease and alcohol-related problems holding serious implications for the economic and military performance of the East India Company. These concerns revolved around the European soldiery in India - the costly, but often unruly, 'thin white line' of colonial rule. This book examines the colonial state's approach to these vice-driven health risks. In doing so it throws new light on the emergence of social and imperial mindsets and on the empire, fuelled by fear of the lower orders, sexual deviation, disease and mutiny. An exploration of these mindsets reveals a lesser-explored fact of rule - the fractured nature of the Company state. Further, it shows how the measures employed by the state to deal with these vice-driven health problems had wide-ranging consequences not simply for the army itself but for India and the empire more broadly. By refocusing our attention on to the military core of the colonial state, Wald demonstrates the ways in which army decision-making stretched beyond the cantonment boundary to help define the state's engagement with and understanding of Indian society.

Opium and Empire in Southeast Asia Regulating Consumption in British Burma

Opium and Empire in Southeast Asia Regulating Consumption in British Burma

Author: A. Wright Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2014

This study investigates the connections between opium policy and imperialism in Burma. It examines what influenced the imperial regime's opium policy decisions, such as racial ideologies, the necessity of articulating a convincing rationale for British governance, and Burma's position in multiple imperial and transnational networks.

Insanity, Race and Colonialism Managing Mental Disorder in the Post-Emancipation British Caribbean, 1838-1914

Insanity, Race and Colonialism Managing Mental Disorder in the Post-Emancipation British Caribbean, 1838-1914

Author: L. Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2014

Despite emancipation from the evils of enslavement in 1838, most people of African origin in the British West Indian colonies continued to suffer serious material deprivation and racial oppression. This book examines the management and treatment of those who became insane, in the period until the Great War.

Informal Empire and the Rise of One World Culture

Informal Empire and the Rise of One World Culture

Author: G. Barton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2014

Informal empire is a key mechanism of control that explains much of the configuration of the modern world. This book traces the broad outline of westernization through elite formations around the world in the modern era. It explains why the world is western and how formal empire describes only the tip of the iceberg of British and American power.

The Shadow of Colonialism on Europe's Modern Past

The Shadow of Colonialism on Europe's Modern Past

Author: Roisin Healy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2014

Through a range of case studies from eastern and western Europe, this book breaks new ground in investigating the extent to which European peoples living within Europe were also subjected to the ideologies and practices of colonialism.

Atlantic Ports and the First Globalisation c. 1850-1930

Atlantic Ports and the First Globalisation c. 1850-1930

Author: Miguel Suarez Bosa Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2014

Port cities were the means through which cultural and economic exchange took place between continental societies and the maritime world. In examining the ports of Brazil, the Caribbean and West Africa, this volume will provide fresh insight into the meaning of the 'First Globalisation'.

Opium and Empire in Southeast Asia Regulating Consumption in British Burma

Opium and Empire in Southeast Asia Regulating Consumption in British Burma

Author: A. Wright Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/11/2013

This study investigates the connections between opium policy and imperialism in Burma. It examines what influenced the imperial regime's opium policy decisions, such as racial ideologies, the necessity of articulating a convincing rationale for British governance, and Burma's position in multiple imperial and transnational networks.

Chinese Labour in South Africa, 1902-10 Race, Violence, and Global Spectacle

Chinese Labour in South Africa, 1902-10 Race, Violence, and Global Spectacle

Author: R. Bright Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2013

This book explores the decision of the British Empire to import Chinese labour to southern Africa despite the already tense racial situation in the region. It enables a clearer understanding of racial and political developments in southern Africa during the reconstruction period and places localised issues within a wider historiography.

The Political Economy of Empire in the Early Modern World

The Political Economy of Empire in the Early Modern World

Author: Sophus A. Reinert Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/10/2013

This collection of essays draws on fresh readings of classic texts as well as rigorous research in the archives of Europe's greatest imperial power. Its contributors paint a powerful picture of the nature and implementation of political economy in the long eighteenth century, from the East to the West Indies.

Ayurveda Made Modern Political Histories of Indigenous Medicine in North India, 1900-1955

Ayurveda Made Modern Political Histories of Indigenous Medicine in North India, 1900-1955

Author: R. Berger Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/09/2013

This book explores the ways in which Ayurveda, the oldest medical tradition of the Indian subcontinent, was transformed from a composite of 'ancient' medical knowledge into a 'modern' medical system, suited to the demands posed by apparatuses of health developed in late colonial India.

Global Histories, Imperial Commodities, Local Interactions

Global Histories, Imperial Commodities, Local Interactions

Author: Jonathan Curry-Machado Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/07/2013

The papers presented in this collection offer a wide range of cases, from Asia, Africa and the Americas, and broadly cover the last two centuries, in which commodities have led to the consolidation of a globalised economy and society - forging this out of distinctive local experiences of cultivation and production, and regional circuits of trade.

The Wind of Change Harold Macmillan and British Decolonization

The Wind of Change Harold Macmillan and British Decolonization

Author: Larry Butler Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/06/2013

Harold Macmillan's 'Wind of Change' speech, delivered to the South African parliament in Cape Town at the end of a landmark six-week African tour, presaged the end of the British Empire in Africa. This book, the first to focus on Macmillan's 'Wind of Change', comprises a series of essays by leading historians in the field.

Light and Power for a Multiracial Nation The Kariba Dam Scheme in the Central African Federation

Light and Power for a Multiracial Nation The Kariba Dam Scheme in the Central African Federation

Author: Julia Tischler Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/03/2013

'Modernisation' was one of the most pervasive ideologies of the twentieth century. Focusing on a case study of the Kariba Dam in central-southern Africa and based on an array of primary sources and interviews the book provides a nuanced understanding of development in the turbulent late 1950s, a time when most colonies moved towards independence.

Law, Disorder and the Colonial State Corruption in Burma c.1900

Law, Disorder and the Colonial State Corruption in Burma c.1900

Author: J. Saha Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2013

In this original study British rule in Burma is examined through quotidian acts of corruption. Saha outlines a novel way to study the colonial state as it was experienced in everyday life, revealing a complex world of state practices where legality and illegality were inseparable: the informal world upon which formal colonial power rested.

The Political Economy of Empire in the Early Modern World

The Political Economy of Empire in the Early Modern World

Author: Sophus A. Reinert Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2013

This collection of essays draws on fresh readings of classic texts as well as rigorous research in the archives of Europe's greatest imperial power. Its contributors paint a powerful picture of the nature and implementation of political economy in the long eighteenth century, from the East to the West Indies.

Ayurveda Made Modern Political Histories of Indigenous Medicine in North India, 1900-1955

Ayurveda Made Modern Political Histories of Indigenous Medicine in North India, 1900-1955

Author: R. Berger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2013

This book explores the ways in which Ayurveda, the oldest medical tradition of the Indian subcontinent, was transformed from a composite of 'ancient' medical knowledge into a 'modern' medical system, suited to the demands posed by apparatuses of health developed in late colonial India.

Abolition and Empire in Sierra Leone and Liberia

Abolition and Empire in Sierra Leone and Liberia

Author: Bronwen Everill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2013

Bronwen Everill offers a new perspective on African global history, applying a comparative approach to freed slave settlers in Sierra Leone and Liberia to understand their role in the anti-slavery colonization movements of Britain and America.

Chinese Labour in South Africa, 1902-10 Race, Violence, and Global Spectacle

Chinese Labour in South Africa, 1902-10 Race, Violence, and Global Spectacle

Author: R. Bright Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2013

This book explores the decision of the British Empire to import Chinese labour to southern Africa despite the already tense racial situation in the region. It enables a clearer understanding of racial and political developments in southern Africa during the reconstruction period and places localised issues within a wider historiography.

The Wind of Change Harold Macmillan and British Decolonization

The Wind of Change Harold Macmillan and British Decolonization

Author: L. Butler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2013

Harold Macmillan's 'Wind of Change' speech, delivered to the South African parliament in Cape Town at the end of a landmark six-week African tour, presaged the end of the British Empire in Africa. This book, the first to focus on Macmillan's 'Wind of Change', comprises a series of essays by leading historians in the field.

Light and Power for a Multiracial Nation The Kariba Dam Scheme in the Central African Federation

Light and Power for a Multiracial Nation The Kariba Dam Scheme in the Central African Federation

Author: Julia Tischler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2013

'Modernisation' was one of the most pervasive ideologies of the twentieth century. Focusing on a case study of the Kariba Dam in central-southern Africa and based on an array of primary sources and interviews the book provides a nuanced understanding of development in the turbulent late 1950s, a time when most colonies moved towards independence.

Global Histories, Imperial Commodities, Local Interactions

Global Histories, Imperial Commodities, Local Interactions

Author: Jonathan Curry-Machado Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2013

The papers presented in this collection offer a wide range of cases, from Asia, Africa and the Americas, and broadly cover the last two centuries, in which commodities have led to the consolidation of a globalised economy and society - forging this out of distinctive local experiences of cultivation and production, and regional circuits of trade.

Law, Disorder and the Colonial State Corruption in Burma c.1900

Law, Disorder and the Colonial State Corruption in Burma c.1900

Author: J. Saha Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2013

In this original study British rule in Burma is examined through quotidian acts of corruption. Saha outlines a novel way to study the colonial state as it was experienced in everyday life, revealing a complex world of state practices where legality and illegality were inseparable: the informal world upon which formal colonial power rested.

Abolition and Empire in Sierra Leone and Liberia

Abolition and Empire in Sierra Leone and Liberia

Author: Bronwen Everill Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/12/2012

Bronwen Everill offers a new perspective on African global history, applying a comparative approach to freed slave settlers in Sierra Leone and Liberia to understand their role in the anti-slavery colonization movements of Britain and America.

Missionary Discourses of Difference Negotiating Otherness in the British Empire, 1840-1900

Missionary Discourses of Difference Negotiating Otherness in the British Empire, 1840-1900

Author: Esme Cleall Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/06/2012

Missionary Discourse examines missionary writings from India and southern Africa to explore colonial discourses about race, religion, gender and culture. The book is organised around three themes: family, sickness and violence, which were key areas of missionary concern, and important axes around which colonial difference was forged.

The Last Caribbean Frontier, 1795-1815

The Last Caribbean Frontier, 1795-1815

Author: Kit Candlin Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/2012

The Southern Caribbean was the last frontier in the Atlantic world and the most contested region in the Caribbean during the Age of Revolution. As well as illuminating this little-understood region, the book seeks to complicate our understanding of the Caribbean, the role of 'free people of colour' and the nature of slavery.

Infectious Disease in India, 1892-1940 Policy-Making and the Perception of Risk

Infectious Disease in India, 1892-1940 Policy-Making and the Perception of Risk

Author: Sandhya L. Polu Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2012

Using case studies of cholera, plague, malaria, and yellow fever, this book analyzes how factors such as public health diplomacy, trade, imperial governance, medical technologies, and cultural norms operated within global and colonial conceptions of political and epidemiological risk to shape infectious disease policies in colonial India.

The Last Caribbean Frontier, 1795-1815

The Last Caribbean Frontier, 1795-1815

Author: Kit Candlin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2012

The Southern Caribbean was the last frontier in the Atlantic world and the most contested region in the Caribbean during the Age of Revolution. As well as illuminating this little-understood region, the book seeks to complicate our understanding of the Caribbean, the role of 'free people of colour' and the nature of slavery.

Engaging Colonial Knowledge Reading European Archives in World History

Engaging Colonial Knowledge Reading European Archives in World History

Author: Ricardo Roque Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2012

Presenting a set of rich case-studies which demonstrate novel and productive approaches to the study of colonial knowledge, this volume covers British, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish colonial encounters in Africa, Asia, America and the Pacific, from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.

Missionary Discourses of Difference Negotiating Otherness in the British Empire, 1840-1900

Missionary Discourses of Difference Negotiating Otherness in the British Empire, 1840-1900

Author: Esme Cleall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2012

Missionary Discourse examines missionary writings from India and southern Africa to explore colonial discourses about race, religion, gender and culture. The book is organised around three themes: family, sickness and violence, which were key areas of missionary concern, and important axes around which colonial difference was forged.

Finance, Politics, and Imperialism Australia, Canada, and the City of London, c.1896-1914

Finance, Politics, and Imperialism Australia, Canada, and the City of London, c.1896-1914

Author: Andrew Dilley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2012

Andrew Dilley offers a major new study of financial dependence, examining the connections this dependence forged between the City and political life in Edwardian Australia and Canada, mediated by ideas of political economy. In doing so he reconstructs the occasionally imperialistic politic of finance which pervaded the British World at this time.

Infectious Disease in India, 1892-1940 Policy-Making and the Perception of Risk

Infectious Disease in India, 1892-1940 Policy-Making and the Perception of Risk

Author: Sandhya L. Polu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2012

Using case studies of cholera, plague, malaria, and yellow fever, this book analyzes how factors such as public health diplomacy, trade, imperial governance, medical technologies, and cultural norms operated within global and colonial conceptions of political and epidemiological risk to shape infectious disease policies in colonial India.

Finance, Politics, and Imperialism Australia, Canada, and the City of London, c.1896-1914

Finance, Politics, and Imperialism Australia, Canada, and the City of London, c.1896-1914

Author: Andrew Dilley Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/11/2011

Andrew Dilley offers a major new study of financial dependence, examining the connections this dependence forged between the City and political life in Edwardian Australia and Canada, mediated by ideas of political economy. In doing so he reconstructs the occasionally imperialistic politic of finance which pervaded the British World at this time.

Engaging Colonial Knowledge Reading European Archives in World History

Engaging Colonial Knowledge Reading European Archives in World History

Author: Ricardo Roque Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/11/2011

Presenting a set of rich case-studies which demonstrate novel and productive approaches to the study of colonial knowledge, this volume covers British, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish colonial encounters in Africa, Asia, America and the Pacific, from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.

Tributary Empires in Global History

Tributary Empires in Global History

Author: Peter Fibiger Bang, C. A. Bayly Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/07/2011

A pioneering volume comparing the great historical empires, such as the Roman, Mughal and Ottoman. Leading interdisciplinary thinkers study tributary empires from diverse perspectives, illuminating the importance of these earlier forms of imperialism to broaden our perspective on modern concerns about empire and the legacy of colonialism.

Tributary Empires in Global History

Tributary Empires in Global History

Author: Peter Fibiger Bang, C. A. Bayly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2011

A pioneering volume comparing the great historical empires, such as the Roman, Mughal and Ottoman. Leading interdisciplinary thinkers study tributary empires from diverse perspectives, illuminating the importance of these earlier forms of imperialism to broaden our perspective on modern concerns about empire and the legacy of colonialism.

Elites and Decolonization in the Twentieth Century

Elites and Decolonization in the Twentieth Century

Author: Jost Dulffer, Marc Frey Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2011

Decolonization changed the spatial order of the globe, the imagination of men and women around the world and established images of the globe. Both individuals and social groups shaped decolonization itself: this volume puts agency squarely at the centre of debate by looking at elites and leaders who changed the course of history across the world.

The Making of Indian Secularism Empire, Law and Christianity, 1830-1960

The Making of Indian Secularism Empire, Law and Christianity, 1830-1960

Author: N. Chatterjee Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/01/2011

A unique study of how a deeply religious country like India acquired the laws and policies of a secular state, highlighting the contradictory effects of British imperial policies, the complex role played by Indian Christians, and how this highly divided community shaped its own identity and debated that of their new nation.

The US Military in Hawai'i Colonialism, Memory and Resistance

The US Military in Hawai'i Colonialism, Memory and Resistance

Author: B. Ireland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2011

An examination of how the US military in Hawaii is depicted by museum curators, memorial builders, film makers, and newspaper reporters. These mediums convey information, and engage their audiences, in ways that, together, form a powerful advocacy for the benefits of militarism in the islands.

Elites and Decolonization in the Twentieth Century

Elites and Decolonization in the Twentieth Century

Author: Jost Dulffer, Marc Frey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2011

Decolonization changed the spatial order of the globe, the imagination of men and women around the world and established images of the globe. Both individuals and social groups shaped decolonization itself: this volume puts agency squarely at the centre of debate by looking at elites and leaders who changed the course of history across the world.

The Making of Indian Secularism Empire, Law and Christianity, 1830-1960

The Making of Indian Secularism Empire, Law and Christianity, 1830-1960

Author: N. Chatterjee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2011

A unique study of how a deeply religious country like India acquired the laws and policies of a secular state, highlighting the contradictory effects of British imperial policies, the complex role played by Indian Christians, and how this highly divided community shaped its own identity and debated that of their new nation.

Settler Colonialism A Theoretical Overview

Settler Colonialism A Theoretical Overview

Author: Lorenzo Veracini Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/11/2010

A vivid exploration of the history of a very powerful and long lasting idea: building European worlds outside of Europe. Veracini outlines how the founding of new societies was envisaged and practiced and explores the specific ways in which settler colonial projects tried to establish ideal and regenerated political bodies.

Settler Colonialism A Theoretical Overview

Settler Colonialism A Theoretical Overview

Author: Lorenzo Veracini Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/11/2010

A vivid exploration of the history of a very powerful and long lasting idea: building European worlds outside of Europe. Veracini outlines how the founding of new societies was envisaged and practiced and explores the specific ways in which settler colonial projects tried to establish ideal and regenerated political bodies.

The US Military in Hawai'i Colonialism, Memory and Resistance

The US Military in Hawai'i Colonialism, Memory and Resistance

Author: B. Ireland Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2010

An examination of how the US military in Hawaii is depicted by museum curators, memorial builders, film makers, and newspaper reporters. These mediums convey information, and engage their audiences, in ways that, together, form a powerful advocacy for the benefits of militarism in the islands.

The Bengal Delta Ecology, State and Social Change, 1840-1943

The Bengal Delta Ecology, State and Social Change, 1840-1943

Author: Iftekhar Iqbal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/10/2010

With a focus on colonial Bengal, this book demonstrates how the dynamics of agrarian prosperity or decline, communal conflicts, poverty and famine can only be properly understood from an ecological perspective as well as discussions of state's coercion and popular resistance, market forces and dependency, or contested cultures and consciousness.

The Bengal Delta Ecology, State and Social Change, 1840-1943

The Bengal Delta Ecology, State and Social Change, 1840-1943

Author: Iftekhar Iqbal Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/10/2010

With a focus on colonial Bengal, this book demonstrates how the dynamics of agrarian prosperity or decline, communal conflicts, poverty and famine can only be properly understood from an ecological perspective as well as discussions of state's coercion and popular resistance, market forces and dependency, or contested cultures and consciousness.

Imperial Andamans Colonial Encounter and Island History

Imperial Andamans Colonial Encounter and Island History

Author: Aparna Vaidik Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/07/2010

This book traverses the Indian Ocean in the period when the British held sway over the major oceanic waters of the world. In reviving the history of the Andamans as an important imperial prize, it offers a fresh perspective on the history of British colonialism, nationalism and the creation of modern India from its geographic periphery.

Imperial Andamans Colonial Encounter and Island History

Imperial Andamans Colonial Encounter and Island History

Author: Aparna Vaidik Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2010

This book traverses the Indian Ocean in the period when the British held sway over the major oceanic waters of the world. In reviving the history of the Andamans as an important imperial prize, it offers a fresh perspective on the history of British colonialism, nationalism and the creation of modern India from its geographic periphery.

Headhunting and Colonialism Anthropology and the Circulation of Human Skulls in the Portuguese Empire, 1870-1930

Headhunting and Colonialism Anthropology and the Circulation of Human Skulls in the Portuguese Empire, 1870-1930

Author: Ricardo Roque Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/01/2010

An exploration of headhunting and the collection of heads for European museums in the context of colonial wars, from the 1870s to the 1930s. The book offers a new understanding of the mutually dependent interaction between indigenous peoples and colonial powers, and how collected remains became regarded as objects of wider significance.

The Domination of Strangers Modern Governance in Eastern India, 1780-1835

The Domination of Strangers Modern Governance in Eastern India, 1780-1835

Author: J. Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2010

Offering a major new interpretation of the transformation of political thought and practice in colonial India, The Domination of Strangers traces the origins of modern ideas about the state and Indian civil society to the practical interaction between the British and their south Asian subjects.

Ireland and India Nationalism, Empire and Memory

Ireland and India Nationalism, Empire and Memory

Author: M. Silvestri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2009

Through a consideration of historical memory, commemoration and the 'imagined communities' of nationalism, Ireland and India examines three aspects of Ireland's imperial history: relationships between Irish and Indian nationalists, the construction of Irishmen as imperial heroes, and the commemoration of an Irish regiment's mutiny in India.

Ireland and India Nationalism, Empire and Memory

Ireland and India Nationalism, Empire and Memory

Author: M. Silvestri Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/10/2009

Through a consideration of historical memory, commemoration and the 'imagined communities' of nationalism, Ireland and India examines three aspects of Ireland's imperial history: relationships between Irish and Indian nationalists, the construction of Irishmen as imperial heroes, and the commemoration of an Irish regiment's mutiny in India.

Asian Empire and British Knowledge China and the Networks of British Imperial Expansion

Asian Empire and British Knowledge China and the Networks of British Imperial Expansion

Author: Ulrike Hillemann Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/10/2009

British knowledge about China changed fundamentally in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Rather than treating these changes in British understanding as if Anglo-Sino relations were purely bilateral, this study looks at how British imperial networks in India and Southeast Asia were critical mediators in the British encounter of China.

Cosmopolitan Nationalism in the Victorian Empire Ireland, India and the Politics of Alfred Webb

Cosmopolitan Nationalism in the Victorian Empire Ireland, India and the Politics of Alfred Webb

Author: Jennifer Regan-Lefebvre Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/08/2009

The first biography of Alfred Webb, Irish nationalist and president of the 1894 Indian National Congress. The biography explores how Webb viewed nationalism as a vehicle for global social justice. Drawing on archives in Britain, Ireland and India the author reveals how Irish and Indians used cosmopolitan London to create networks across the Empire.

Empires of Religion

Empires of Religion

Author: Hilary M. Carey Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/11/2008

A sparkling new collection on religion and imperialism, covering Ireland and Britain, Australia, Canada, the Cape Colony and New Zealand, Botswana and Madagascar. Bursting with accounts of lively characters and incidents from around the British world, this collection is essential reading for all students of religious and imperial history.

The Domination of Strangers Modern Governance in Eastern India, 1780-1835

The Domination of Strangers Modern Governance in Eastern India, 1780-1835

Author: Jon E. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2008

Offering a major new interpretation of the transformation of political thought and practice in colonial India, The Domination of Strangers traces the origins of modern ideas about the state and Indian civil society to the practical interaction between the British and their south Asian subjects.

The Domination of Strangers Modern Governance in Eastern India, 1780-1835

The Domination of Strangers Modern Governance in Eastern India, 1780-1835

Author: Jon E. Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2008

Offering a major new interpretation of the transformation of political thought and practice in colonial India, The Domination of Strangers traces the origins of modern ideas about the state and Indian civil society to the practical interaction between the British and their south Asian subjects.

The Making of Modern Afghanistan

The Making of Modern Afghanistan

Author: B. Hopkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/2008

Examines the evolution of the modern Afghan state in the shadow of Britain's imperial presence in South Asia during the first half of the nineteenth century, and challenges the staid assumptions that the Afghans were little more than pawns in a larger Anglo-Russian imperial rivalry known as the 'Great Game'.

The Making of Modern Afghanistan

The Making of Modern Afghanistan

Author: B. Hopkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/10/2008

Examines the evolution of the modern Afghan state in the shadow of Britain's imperial presence in South Asia during the first half of the nineteenth century, and challenges the staid assumptions that the Afghans were little more than pawns in a larger Anglo-Russian imperial rivalry known as the 'Great Game'.

Enlightenment, Governance, and Reform in Spain and its Empire 1759-1808

Enlightenment, Governance, and Reform in Spain and its Empire 1759-1808

Author: Gabriel Paquette Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/01/2008

This book offers a new interpretation of political reform in Spain and its American empire in the second half of the Eighteenth century. It examines the intellectual foundation of commercial, administrative and colonial policy during the tumultuous reigns of Charles III and Charles IV.

Enlightenment, Governance, and Reform in Spain and its Empire 1759-1808

Enlightenment, Governance, and Reform in Spain and its Empire 1759-1808

Author: Gabriel B. Paquette Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/01/2008

This book offers a new interpretation of political reform in Spain and its American empire in the second half of the Eighteenth century. It examines the intellectual foundation of commercial, administrative and colonial policy during the tumultuous reigns of Charles III and Charles IV.

The Making of Modern Afghanistan

The Making of Modern Afghanistan

Author: B. Hopkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2008

Examines the evolution of the modern Afghan state in the shadow of Britain's imperial presence in South Asia during the first half of the nineteenth century, and challenges the staid assumptions that the Afghans were little more than pawns in a larger Anglo-Russian imperial rivalry known as the 'Great Game'.

Empires of Religion

Empires of Religion

Author: Hilary M. Carey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2008

A sparkling new collection on religion and imperialism, covering Ireland and Britain, Australia, Canada, the Cape Colony and New Zealand, Botswana and Madagascar. Bursting with accounts of lively characters and incidents from around the British world, this collection is essential reading for all students of religious and imperial history.

Psychiatry and Empire

Psychiatry and Empire

Author: Sloan Mahone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2007

'Psychiatry and Empire' brings together scholars in the History of Medicine and Colonialism to explore questions of race, gender and power relations in former colonial states across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific. The volume advances our understanding of the rise of modern psychiatry as it collided with the psychology of colonial rule.

Psychiatry and Empire

Psychiatry and Empire

Author: Sloan Mahone Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2007

'Psychiatry and Empire' brings together scholars in the History of Medicine and Colonialism to explore questions of race, gender and power relations in former colonial states across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific. The volume advances our understanding of the rise of modern psychiatry as it collided with the psychology of colonial rule.

Copper Empire Mining and the Colonial State in Northern Rhodesia, c.1930-64

Copper Empire Mining and the Colonial State in Northern Rhodesia, c.1930-64

Author: Larry Butler Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/10/2007

This is a study of the evolving relationship between the British colonial state and the copper mining industry in Northern Rhodesia, from the early stages of development to decolonization, encompassing depression, wartime mobilization and fundamental changes in the nature and context of colonial rule.

Thuggee Banditry and the British in Early Nineteenth-Century India

Thuggee Banditry and the British in Early Nineteenth-Century India

Author: K. Wagner Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/07/2007

Based largely on new material, this book examines thuggee as a type of banditry, emerging in a specific socio-economic and geographic context. The British usually described the thugs as fanatic assassins and Kali-worshippers, yet Wagner argues that the history of thuggee need no longer be limited to the study of its representation.

Orientalism, Empire, and National Culture India, 1770-1880

Orientalism, Empire, and National Culture India, 1770-1880

Author: M. Dodson Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/02/2007

Orientalist research has most often been characterised as an integral element of the European will-to-power over the Asian world. This study seeks to nuance this view, and asserts that British Orientalism in India was also an inherently complex and unstable enterprise, predicated upon the cultural authority of the Sanskrit pandits.

Autobiography, Travel and Postnational Identity Gandhi, Nehru and Iqbal

Autobiography, Travel and Postnational Identity Gandhi, Nehru and Iqbal

Author: Javed Majeed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/01/2007

This book examines concepts of travel in the autobiographies of leading Indian nationalists in order to show how nationalism is grounded in notions of individual selfhood, and how the writing of autobiography, fused with the genre of the travelogue, played a key role in formulating the complex tie between interiority and nationality in South Asia.

Autobiography, Travel and Postnational Identity Gandhi, Nehru and Iqbal

Autobiography, Travel and Postnational Identity Gandhi, Nehru and Iqbal

Author: Javed Majeed Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/01/2007

This book examines concepts of travel in the autobiographies of leading Indian nationalists in order to show how nationalism is grounded in notions of individual selfhood, and how the writing of autobiography, fused with the genre of the travelogue, played a key role in formulating the complex tie between interiority and nationality in South Asia.

Copper Empire Mining and the Colonial State in Northern Rhodesia, c.1930-64

Copper Empire Mining and the Colonial State in Northern Rhodesia, c.1930-64

Author: Larry Butler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2007

This is a study of the evolving relationship between the British colonial state and the copper mining industry in Northern Rhodesia, from the early stages of development to decolonization, encompassing depression, wartime mobilization and fundamental changes in the nature and context of colonial rule.

Thuggee Banditry and the British in Early Nineteenth-Century India

Thuggee Banditry and the British in Early Nineteenth-Century India

Author: K. Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2007

Based largely on new material, this book examines thuggee as a type of banditry, emerging in a specific socio-economic and geographic context. The British usually described the thugs as fanatic assassins and Kali-worshippers, yet Wagner argues that the history of thuggee need no longer be limited to the study of its representation.

Decolonizing International Health India and Southeast Asia, 1930-65

Decolonizing International Health India and Southeast Asia, 1930-65

Author: Sunil Amrith Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2006

This book offers a history of international public health spanning the colonial and post-colonial eras. The volume focuses on India and the transnational networks connecting developments in India with Southeast Asia, and the wider world and contributes to debates on nationalism, internationalism and science in an age of decolonization.

Decolonizing International Health India and Southeast Asia, 1930-65

Decolonizing International Health India and Southeast Asia, 1930-65

Author: Sunil Amrith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2006

This book offers a history of international public health spanning the colonial and post-colonial eras. The volume focuses on India and the transnational networks connecting developments in India with Southeast Asia, and the wider world and contributes to debates on nationalism, internationalism and science in an age of decolonization.

The Empire of the Raj India, Eastern Africa and the Middle East, 1858-1947

The Empire of the Raj India, Eastern Africa and the Middle East, 1858-1947

Author: Robert J. Blyth Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2003

British India, as a result of history, geopolitics and its unique status within the Empire, controlled a chain of overseas agencies that stretched from southern Persia to eastern Africa. This book examines how, as the relative importance of British interests steadily eclipsed those of India throughout the region, Indian sub-imperial impulses clashed with the relentlessly advancing metropole. The nature of the struggle over political control between Britain and Indian reveals differences in perception and approach during a period of profound change in Anglo-Indian relations.

The Empire of the Raj India, Eastern Africa and the Middle East, 1858-1947

The Empire of the Raj India, Eastern Africa and the Middle East, 1858-1947

Author: Robert J. Blyth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2003

British India, as a result of history, geopolitics and its unique status within the Empire, controlled a chain of overseas agencies that stretched from southern Persia to eastern Africa. This book examines how, as the relative importance of British interests steadily eclipsed those of India throughout the region, Indian sub-imperial impulses clashed with the relentlessly advancing metropole. The nature of the struggle over political control between Britain and Indian reveals differences in perception and approach during a period of profound change in Anglo-Indian relations.

Redefining the Bonds of Commonwealth, 1939-1948 The Politics of Preference

Redefining the Bonds of Commonwealth, 1939-1948 The Politics of Preference

Author: F. McKenzie Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2002

This work is a path-breaking study of the changing attitudes of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa to Britain and the Commonwealth in the 1940s and the effect of those changes on their individual and collective standing in international affairs. The focus is imperial preference, the largest discriminatory tariff system in the world and a potent symbol of Commonwealth unity. It is based on archival research in Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

Britain's Imperial Century, 1815-1914 A Study of Empire and Expansion

Britain's Imperial Century, 1815-1914 A Study of Empire and Expansion

Author: R. Hyam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2002

The undisputed best introduction to the history of the world-wide pattern of British activity in the nineteenth century, embracing its expansive spirit as well as its formal territorial empire. The dynamics of this extraordinary enterprise are considered broadly: the high-political concerns of strategy and international geopolitics are analyzed, as well as the economic dimension, missionary activity, and racial attitudes, together with a wide range of cultural aspects, including sport and the pursuit of sexual opportunity. Nor is the personal contribution of some of the leading Victorian figures neglected.

Redefining the Bonds of Commonwealth, 1939-1948 The Politics of Preference

Redefining the Bonds of Commonwealth, 1939-1948 The Politics of Preference

Author: F. McKenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2002

This work is a path-breaking study of the changing attitudes of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa to Britain and the Commonwealth in the 1940s and the effect of those changes on their individual and collective standing in international affairs. The focus is imperial preference, the largest discriminatory tariff system in the world and a potent symbol of Commonwealth unity. It is based on archival research in Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

Economic Relations Between Britain and Australia from the 1940s-196

Economic Relations Between Britain and Australia from the 1940s-196

Author: J. Singleton, Paul Robertson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2002

In the early postwar era, Britain enjoyed a very close economic relationship with Australia and New Zealand through their common membership of the Sterling Area and the Commonwealth Preference Area. This book examines the breakdown of this relationship in the 1950 and 1960s. Britain and Australasia were driven apart by disputes over industrial protection, agriculture, capital supplies, and relations with other countries. Special emphasis is given to the implications for Australia and New Zealand of Britain's growing interest in European integration.

Orientalism and Race Aryanism in the British Empire

Orientalism and Race Aryanism in the British Empire

Author: Tony Ballantyne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2001

This study traces the emergence and dissemination of Aryanism within the British Empire. The idea of an Aryan race became an important feature of imperial culture in the nineteenth century, feeding into debates in Britain, Ireland, India, and the Pacific. The global reach of the Aryan idea reflected the complex networks that enabled the global reach of British Imperialism. Tony Ballantyne charts the shifting meanings of Aryanism within these 'webs' of Empire.

Orientalism and Race Aryanism in the British Empire

Orientalism and Race Aryanism in the British Empire

Author: Tony Ballantyne Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/12/2001

This study traces the emergence and dissemination of Aryanism within the British Empire. The idea of an Aryan race became an important feature of imperial culture in the nineteenth century, feeding into debates in Britain, Ireland, India, and the Pacific. The global reach of the Aryan idea reflected the complex networks that enabled the global reach of British Imperialism. Tony Ballantyne charts the shifting meanings of Aryanism within these 'webs' of Empire.

Economic Relations Between Britain and Australia from the 1940s-196

Economic Relations Between Britain and Australia from the 1940s-196

Author: J. Singleton, Paul Robertson Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/12/2001

In the early postwar era, Britain enjoyed a very close economic relationship with Australia and New Zealand through their common membership of the Sterling Area and the Commonwealth Preference Area. This book examines the breakdown of this relationship in the 1950 and 1960s. Britain and Australasia were driven apart by disputes over industrial protection, agriculture, capital supplies, and relations with other countries. Special emphasis is given to the implications for Australia and New Zealand of Britain's growing interest in European integration.

Money and the End of Empire British International Economic Policy and the Colonies, 1947-58

Money and the End of Empire British International Economic Policy and the Colonies, 1947-58

Author: Gerold Krozewski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2001

This book presents a penetrating new analysis of the end of the empire, located at the intersection of politics, economy and society in Britain and the colonies. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, when political control was feasible, discriminatory management of the colonies sustained Britain's postwar recovery. But synergy turned into conflict as Britain moved towards economic liberalization and financial cosmopolitanism, and found it increasingly difficult to reconcile established relations with emerging priorities. Based on a wide range of archival and other sources, this study relates political and economic developments in Britain and the colonies in original ways to overcome the gulf between peripheralist and Euro-centric explanations of postwar British imperial relations, and helps redress the neglect of the empire in modern international history. Money and the End of Empire will nourish debates in British and international economic and political history and is essential reading for historians of Britain and the empire.

Imperialism, Decolonization and Africa Studies Presented to John Hargreaves

Imperialism, Decolonization and Africa Studies Presented to John Hargreaves

Author: Roy Bridges Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/11/1999

Imperialism, Decolonization and Africa honours John Hargreaves and reflects his academic interests. Three studies concern imperial questions in Africa in the nineteenth century (the Krio and the British, the kingdom of Asante and the prelude to the partition of East Africa) and two more discuss international aspects of decolonization in the twentieth century in relation to the French in Africa and the British in the Middle East. There is also a note on John Hargreaves and a bibliography of his publications.

Background to the Anzus Pact Policy-Makers, Strategy and Diplomacy, 1945-55

Background to the Anzus Pact Policy-Makers, Strategy and Diplomacy, 1945-55

Author: W. McIntyre Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/12/1994

This book contains a detailed analysis of American, British, Australian and New Zealand strategic planning during the early years of the Cold War, including their plans for fighting World War III in the Middle East, and the diplomatic negotiations leading up to the security treaty signed by Australia, New Zealand and the United States in 1951. It considers the problems raised by Britain's exclusion from Anzus and the subsequent creation of Seato and the British Commonwealth Far East Strategic Reserve in Malaya.

The Significance of the Commonwealth, 1965-90

The Significance of the Commonwealth, 1965-90

Author: W. McIntyre Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/10/1991

This book takes a new look at the Commonwealth from the founding of the Secretariat in 1965 to the 14th Commonwealth Games in 1990. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1 looks at origins, the Heads of Government Meetings, the Secretariat and the Commonwealth in a global setting. Part 2 covers race, Africa, inequalities and the security of small states. The final part, on Functioning, looks at regionalism, functional organisations, professional linkages, peoples, sport and the role of the Queen as Head of the Commonwealth. It concludes with an 'Agenda for the 1990s'.

The Significance of the Commonwealth, 1965-90

The Significance of the Commonwealth, 1965-90

Author: W. McIntyre Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/10/1991

This book takes a new look at the Commonwealth from the founding of the Secretariat in 1965 to the 14th Commonwealth Games in 1990. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1 looks at origins, the Heads of Government Meetings, the Secretariat and the Commonwealth in a global setting. Part 2 covers race, Africa, inequalities and the security of small states. The final part, on Functioning, looks at regionalism, functional organisations, professional linkages, peoples, sport and the role of the Queen as Head of the Commonwealth. It concludes with an 'Agenda for the 1990s'.