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  • American Holocaustby David E. Stannard

    Oxford University Press, USA 1992; US$ 18.99

    For four hundred years--from the first Spanish assaults against the Arawak people of Hispaniola in the 1490s to the U.S. Army's massacre of Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee in the 1890s--the indigenous inhabitants of North and South America endured an unending firestorm of violence. During that time the native population of the Western Hemisphere... more...

  • Empireby Niall Ferguson

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 19.95

    A splendid history.... If Americans want to be convinced of the benefits of empire, as well as apprised of its costs, they need merely pick up Ferguson's dazzling book.- Weekly Standard more...

  • The Kaiser's Holocaustby Casper Erichsen; David Olusoga

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 14.57

    The unknown story of the genocide of the Herero and Nama peoples in Germany's forgotten African Empire -- an atrocity that foreshadowed the Nazi genocides forty years later. more...

  • The Complete Indian Housekeeper and Cookby F.A. Steel; G. Gardiner; Ralph Crane

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 8.99

    First published in 1888, The Complete Indian Housekeeper and Cook sought to provide practical advice to young memsahibs in India, 'giving the duties of mistress and servants, the general management of the house and practical recipes for cooking in all its branches'. Ostensibly a manual of household management, it opens a fascinating window... more...

  • Ochre and Rustby Philip Jones

    Wakefield Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    Ochre and Rust takes nine Aboriginal and colonial artefacts from their museum shelves, and positions them at the centre of these gripping, poignant tales set in the heart of Australia's frontier zone. more...

  • A History of Modern Africaby Richard J. Reid

    Wiley 2011; US$ 43.95

    Updated and revised to emphasise long-term perspectives on current issues facing the continent, the new 2 nd Edition of A History of Modern Africa recounts the full breadth of Africa's political, economic, and social history over the past two centuries. Adopts a long-term approach to current issues, stressing the importance of nineteenth-century... more...

  • From the Ruins of Empireby Pankaj Mishra

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 18.99

    A surprising, gripping narrative depicting the thinkers whose ideas shaped contemporary China, India, and the Muslim world      A little more than a century ago, as the Japanese navy annihilated the giant Russian one at the Battle of Tsushima, original thinkers across Asia, working independently, sought to frame a distinctly Asian intellectual... more...

  • The Old Regime and the Haitian Revolutionby Malick W. Ghachem

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 22.00

    A provocative history of Haiti up to 1804, when Haitians became the first formerly enslaved people to overthrow a colonial slaveholding power. more...

  • 1788by David Hill

    Random House Australia 2010; US$ 16.11

    An extraordinary narrative history of the First Fleet, by the bestselling author of The Forgotten Children .Never before or since has there been an experiment quite as bold as this. Set against the backdrop of Georgian England with its peculiar mix of elegance, prosperity, progress and squalor, the story of the First Fleet is one of courage, of short-sightedness,... more...

  • A Different Shade of Colonialismby Eve Troutt Powell

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    This incisive study adds a new dimension to discussions of Egypt's nationalist response to the phenomenon of colonialism as well as to discussions of colonialism and nationalism in general. Eve M. Troutt Powell challenges many accepted tenets of the binary relationship between European empires and non-European colonies by examining the triangle of... more...