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Colonial Studies

  • 1788by David Hill

    Random House Australia 2010; US$ 14.80

    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...

  • The 1812 Aponte Rebellion in Cuba and the Struggle against Atlantic Slaveryby Matt D. Childs

    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...

  • The Absent-Minded Imperialistsby Bernard Porter

    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...

  • Access to History: Britain and India 1845-1947by Tim Leadbeater

    Hodder Education 2008; US$ 22.38

    A new title in the Access to History series, written specifically to cover the key content of the Edexcel 2008 AS and A2 specifications. more...

  • The African Cityby Bill Freund

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 22.00

    This 2007 book gives a comprehensive picture of cities in Africa from early origins to the present. more...

  • African Historical Studiesby E. A. Ayandele

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 112.95

    First Published in 1979. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The African Inheritanceby Ieuan Ll. Griffiths

    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...

  • African Queenby Rachel Holmes

    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...

  • After Empireby Michael Gorra

    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,... more...

  • Algerian War and the French Army, 1954-62by Professor Martin S. Alexander; Martin Evans; Professor J.F.V. Keiger

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 150.00

    The Algerian War 1954-62 was one of the most prolonged and violent examples of decolonization. At times horribly savage, it was an undeclared war in the sense that no formal declaration of hostilities was ever made. Bringing to an end one hundred and thirty two years of French rule, the Algerian struggle caused the fall of six French prime ministers,... more...