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Colonial Studies

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  • Motagua Colonialby Lawrence H. Feldman

    Bitingduck Press 1998; US$ 10.95

    The Classic era centers of Quirigua and Copan are the eastern most outposts of early Mayan civilization. The Middle Motagua served as the source of Mesoamerica's most precious material. It was the home of the jade that was so highly valued by ancient peoples. With the fall, close to 1000 A.D. of Quirigua, Copan and their satellite communities,... more...

  • The Island at the Center of the Worldby Russell Shorto

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2005; US$ 16.95

    When the British wrested New Amsterdam from the Dutch in 1664, the truth about its thriving, polyglot society began to disappear into myths about an island purchased for 24 dollars and a cartoonish peg-legged governor. But the story of the Dutch colony of New Netherland was merely lost, not destroyed: 12,000 pages of its records?recently ... more...

  • The Fatal Shoreby Robert Hughes

    Random House 2010; US$ 18.90

    In 1787, the twenty-eighth year of the reign of King George III, the British Government sent a fleet to colonize Australia. An epic description of the brutal transportation of men, women and children out of Georgian Britain into a horrific penal system which was to be the precursor to the Gulag and was the origin of Australia. The Fatal... 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...

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

    Hodder Education 2008; US$ 22.38

    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...

  • 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...

  • Empireby Jeremy Paxman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    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...

  • 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

    An illuminating and provocative look at historical interpretation, which draws more on Africa, Afro-America, Australasia and Oceania than on Europe, the source of the traditionally dominant perspective in archaeology. more...