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  • 1788by David Hill

    Random House Australia 2010; US$ 17.08

    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...

  • Gender and the Making of Modern Medicine in Colonial Egyptby Hibba Abugideiri

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 124.95

    Gender and the Making of Modern Medicine in Colonial Egypt investigates the use of medicine as a 'tool of Empire' to serve the state building processes in Egypt by the British colonial administration, which effectively transformed Egyptian medical practice and medical knowledge in ways that were decidedly gendered. The book shows how the introduction... more...

  • Revenue and Reformby H. V. Bowen

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 32.00

    Revenue and Reform considers how politicians in London tackled the many problems stemming from British expansion in India. more...

  • Imperial Reckoningby Caroline Elkins

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 20.99

    A major work of history that for the first time reveals the violence and terror at the heart of Britain's civilizing mission in Kenya As part of the Allied forces, thousands of Kenyans fought alongside the British in World War II. But just a few years after the defeat of Hitler, the British colonial government detained nearly the entire population... more...

  • Lost White Tribesby Riccardo Orizio; Ryszard Kapuscinski

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.54

    Over three hundred years ago the first European colonialists set foot in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean to found permanent outposts of the great empires. This epic migration continued until after World War II when these tropical outposts became independent black nations, and the white colonials were forced, or chose, to return home. Some of these... more...

  • Empire, Development and Colonialismby Mark Duffield; Vernon Hewitt

    Boydell & Brewer 2009; US$ 80.00

    This book makes a unique contribution to the renewed debate about empire and imperialism and will be of great interest to all those concerned with understanding the historical antecedents and wider implications of today's emergent liberal interventionism, and the various logics of international development. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...