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  • Imperial Reckoningby Caroline Elkins

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 9.99

    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$ 15.98

    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...

  • Sacred Sites and the Colonial Encounterby Sandra E. Greene

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    "Greene gives the reader a vivid sense of the Anlo encounter with western thought and Christian beliefs... and the resulting erasures, transferences, adaptations, and alterations in their perceptions of place, space, and the body." -- Emmanuel Akyeampong Sandra E. Greene reconstructs... more...

  • The Imperial Mantleby David D. Newsom

    Indiana University Press 2001; US$ 28.00

    The Imperial Mantle The United States, Decolonization, and the Third World David D. Newsom A probing analysis of relations between the United States and the Third World in the post--World War II era. "To understand why some people in the Third World like to throw rocks at us, read... more...

  • The Rise of an African Middle Classby Michael O. West

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 18.35

    "Offers an extremely sophisticated, nuanced view of the social and political construction of an African middle class in colonial Zimbabwe." -- Elizabeth Schmidt Tracing their quest for social recognition from the time of Cecil Rhodes to Rhodesia's unilateral declaration of independence, ... more...

  • Key Concepts in Post-Colonial Studiesby Bill Ashcroft; Gareth Griffiths; Helen Tiffin

    Routledge 1998; US$ 19.95

    This volume provides an essential key to understanding the issues which characterise post-colonialism, explaining what it is, where it is encountered and why it is crucial in forging new cultural identities. As a subject, post-colonial studies stands at the intersection of debates about race, colonialism, gender, politics and language. In the language... more...

  • Common Whores, Vertuous Women, and Loveing Wivesby Debra A. Meyers

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 31.95

    Religious conflicts had a pronounced effect on women and their families in early modern England, but our understanding of that impact is limited by the restrictions that prevented the open expression of religious beliefs in the post-Reformation years. More can be gleaned by shifting our focus to the... more...

  • America Or Europe?by Professor Jeremy Black; Jeremy Black

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 150.00

    Why did Britain's position dramatically improve between 1739 and 1763? In this study, the author examines a pivotal period in Britain's rise to power status that culminated in the defeat of France in the struggle for North America in the Seven Years' War. The central themes in this book are the choices between war and peace, America of Europe. Due... more...

  • Victorian Englandby L. C. B. Seaman

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 43.95

    This clear and thought-provoking examination of the years from Queen Victoria's accession to the close of the century, pays particular attention to the post-1875 period. more...

  • British Foreign Policy 1874-1914by Sneh Mahajan

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 186.00

    A challenging analysis of British Foreign Policy is provided at a time when Britain possessed the biggest Empire that humankind has ever known. In this Empire India had a unique position, comprising 97 per cent of Britain's Asiatic Empire. All British statesmen deemed it essential to maintain their hold over India whatever the risk or cost of doing... more...