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  • Empireby Jeremy Paxman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 15.98

    The influence of the British Empire is everywhere, from the very existence of the United Kingdom to the ethnic composition of our cities. It affects everything, from Prime Ministers' decisions to send troops to war to the adventurers we admire. From the sports we think we're good at to the architecture of our buildings; the way we travel to the way... more...

  • Ecological Imperialismby Alfred W. Crosby

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 28.00

    New edition of this classic work that evaluates the ecological reasons for European expansion. more...

  • On Plymouth Rockby Samuel Adams Drake

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    On Plymouth Rock is an historically rich and educational story of the history surrounding Plymouth Rock. It tells of the settlers' historic landing in Plymouth Harbor, and reveals the steps by which they founded Plymouth Colony in New England in 1620. more...

  • What's to Be Done with Gender and Post-Colonial Studies?by Frances Gouda

    Amsterdam University Press 2002; US$ 10.50

    What's to Be Done with Gender and Post-Colonial Studies? more...

  • Access to History: Britain and India 1845-1947by Tim Leadbeater

    Hodder Education 2008; US$ 44.78

    A new title in the Access to History series, written specifically to cover the key content of the Edexcel 2008 AS and A2 specifications. more...

  • The British Empireby Ashley Jackson

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    From the eighteenth century until the 1950s the British Empire was the biggest political entity in the world. The territories forming this empire ranged from tiny islands to vast segments of the world's major continental land masses. The British Empire left its mark on the world in a multitude of ways, many of them permanent. In this Very Short... more...

  • After the Victoriansby A. N. Wilson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 30.99

    The distinguished historian A.N. Wilson has charted, in vivid detail, Britain's rise to world dominance, a tale of how one small island nation came to be the mightiest, richest country on earth, reigning over much of the globe. Now in his much anticipated sequel to the classic The Victorians, he describes how in little more than a generation Britain's... more...

  • The Origins of Empireby Nicholas Canny

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 40.99

    This volume explores the origins of empire. It shows how and why England, and later Britain, became involved with transoceanic navigation, trade, and settlement during the 16th and 17th centuries. Included are studies on every country that was substantially affected by British colonial activity. more...

  • The Politics of the Pastby P. Gathercole; D. Lowenthal

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 59.95

    'History is written by the winners' is the received wisdom. This book explains why historical interpretation has to incorporate perspectives from those other than 'winners', and demonstrates archaeology's crucial role in this wide-ranging approach. The book draws more on Africa, Afro-America, Australasia and Oceania than on Europe, the source of the... more...

  • Traditional Industry in the Economy of Colonial Indiaby Tirthankar Roy

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 52.00

    Roy's book offers new and penetrating insights into the study of India's economic and social history. more...