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Colonial Studies

  • The Commerce of Louisiana During the French Regime, 1699-1763by N. M. Miller Surrey; Gregory A. Waselkov

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    This volume reveals the wider scope of the French political and economic situation, as well as the minutiae of common barter and trade in Louisiana during the French Régime. By the time French colonists sought a portion of the New World?s riches, much of those resources had already been claimed by Spain and Portugal. Once settled in North America,... more...

  • The Ottoman Endgameby Sean Mcmeekin

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 35.00

    An astonishing retelling of twentieth-century history from the Ottoman perspective, delivering profound new insights into World War I and the contemporary Middle East Between 1911 and 1922, a series of wars would engulf the Ottoman Empire and its successor states, in which the central conflict, of course, is World War I?a story we think we know... more...

  • The Ottoman Endgameby Sean McMeekin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 47.05

    The Ottoman Endgame is the first, and definitive, single-volume history of the Ottoman empire's decade-long war for survival. Beginning with Italy's invasion of Ottoman Tripoli in September 1911, the opening salvo in what would soon spiral into a European conflict, the book concludes with the establishment of Turkish independence in the Treaty of... more...

  • A World History of Rubberby Stephen L. Harp

    Wiley 2015; US$ 24.95

    A World History of Rubber helps readers understand and gain new insights into the social and cultural contexts of global production and consumption, from the nineteenth century to today, through the fascinating story of one commodity. Divides the coverage into themes of race, migration, and labor; gender on plantations and in factories; demand... 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...

  • Warriorby Libby Connors

    Allen & Unwin 2015; US$ 29.99

    The fascinating story of one of the great Aboriginal resistance fighters of the colonial frontier and a compelling portrait of life in early Brisbane. more...

  • The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empireby Susan Pedersen

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    At the end of the First World War, the Paris Peace Conference saw a battle over the future of empire. The victorious allied powers wanted to annex the Ottoman territories and German colonies they had occupied; Woodrow Wilson and a groundswell of anti-imperialist activism stood in their way. France, Belgium, Japan and the British dominions reluctantly... more...

  • The Eagle and the Dragonby Serge Gruzinski

    Wiley 2015; US$ 74.95

    In this important new book the renowned historian Serge Gruzinski returns to two episodes in the sixteenth century which mark a decisive stage in global history and show how China and Mexico experienced the expansion of Europe. In the early 1520s, Magellan set sail for Asia by the Western route, Cortes seized Mexico and some Portuguese based in Malacca... more...

  • Ten Cities that Made an Empireby Tristram Hunt

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 17.58

    From Tristram Hunt, award-winning author of The Frock-Coated Communist and leading UK politician, Ten Cities that Made an Empire presents a new approach to Britain's imperial past through the cities that epitomised it The final embers of the British Empire are dying, but its legacy remains in the lives and structures of the cities which... more...

  • Francophone Postcolonial Studiesby Charles Forsdick; David Murphy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95

    This landmark text constitutes the first comprehensive overview of Francophone Postcolonial Studies. Moving away from reductive geographical or linguistic surveys of the Francophone world, this collection of original essays provides a thematic discussion of the complex historical, political and cultural links between France and its former colonies.... more...