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- Random House Australia 2010; US$ 12.95
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... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 20.00
In 1812 a series of revolts known collectively as the Aponte Rebellion erupted across the island of Cuba, comprising one of the largest and most important slave insurrections in Caribbean history. Matt Childs provides the first in-depth analysis of the rebellion, situating it in local, colonial, imperial, and Atlantic World contexts. Childs explains... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 37.99
Kipling, Elgar, Mafeking Night . . . all these conjure up an image of a British society besotted with imperial pride in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In fact the true picture was more complex than this and people reacted to their empire in different ways. Many were hardly aware of it at all. This lively book is the first study of the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 71.95
Africa is a continent gripped by civil wars and widespread famine. The causes of many of the continent's problems are deep rooted and can be traced to Africa's colonial past, when European powers divided the spoils of the continent into separate sovereign states. The African Inheritance examines the effect this "balkanization" of Africa has had,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 23.95
Saartjie Baartman was twenty-one years old when she was taken from her native South Africa and shipped to London. Within weeks, the striking African beauty was the talk of the social season of 1810?hailed as ?the Hottentot Venus? for her exquisite physique and suggestive semi-nude dance. As her fame spread to Paris, Saartjie became a lightning rod... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 22.50
In After Empire Michael Gorra explores how three novelists of empire?Paul Scott, V. S. Naipaul, and Salman Rushdie?have charted the perpetually drawn and perpetually blurred boundaries of identity left in the wake of British imperialism. Arguing against a model of cultural identity based on race, Gorra begins with Scott's portrait, in The Raj... more...
- 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...