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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...

  • A World History of Rubberby Stephen L. Harp

    Wiley 2015; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    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...

  • Warriorby Libby Connors

    Allen & Unwin 2015; US$ 20.90

    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 Eagle and the Dragonby Serge Gruzinski

    Wiley 2015; US$ 28.95 US$ 25.09

    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$ 15.50

    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...

  • Racismsby Francisco Bethencourt

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Racisms is the first comprehensive history of racism, from the Crusades to the twentieth century. Demonstrating that there is not one continuous tradition of racism, Francisco Bethencourt shows that racism preceded any theories of race and must be viewed within the prism and context of social hierarchies and local conditions. In this richly illustrated... more...

  • Cuisine and Empireby Rachel Laudan

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Rachel Laudan tells the remarkable story of the rise and fall of the world?s great cuisines?from the mastery of grain cooking some twenty thousand years ago, to the present?in this superbly researched book. Probing beneath the apparent confusion of dozens of cuisines to reveal the underlying simplicity of the culinary family tree, she shows how periodic... more...

  • The British Empire: A Very Short Introductionby Ashley Jackson

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    The British Empire influenced many aspects of the world we live in today. The international system remains heavily marked by British imperialism, and the borders, nations, and federations it created. This Very Short Introduction introduces and defines the British Empire, reviewing how it evolved into such a force, and the legacy it left behind. more...

  • Roman Officers and English Gentlemenby Richard Hingley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    This landmark book shows how much Victorian and Edwardian Roman archaeologists were influenced by their own experience of empire in their interpretation of archaeological evidence. This distortion of the facts became accepted truth and its legacy is still felt in archaeology today. While tracing the development of these ideas, the author also gives... more...