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  • The Origins of Empireby Nicholas Canny

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 40.99

    This volume explores the origins of empire. It shows how and why England, and later Britain, became involved with transoceanic navigation, trade, and settlement during the 16th and 17th centuries. Included are studies on every country that was substantially affected by British colonial activity. more...

  • The Postcolonial Challengeby Couze Venn

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 58.00

    `Couze Venn's book makes an outstanding contribution to our understanding of postcolonial theory and its engagement with significant changes within the contemporary world. Couze Venn forces us to rethink the very parameters of the post-colonial and suggests a new political economy for post-modern times. This critical engagement opens up the possibility... more...

  • Ireland and the British Empireby Kevin Kenny; Wm. Roger Louis

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 94.99

    This is the first comprehensive history of Ireland and the British Empire. It examines the different phases of Ireland's colonial status from the seventeenth century until the present, along with the impact of Irish people, politics, and nationalism on the Empire at large. The result is a new interpretation of Irish history and its place in the... 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...

  • On Plymouth Rockby Samuel Adams Drake

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    On Plymouth Rock is an historically rich and educational story of the history surrounding Plymouth Rock. It tells of the settlers' historic landing in Plymouth Harbor, and reveals the steps by which they founded Plymouth Colony in New England in 1620. more...

  • What's to Be Done with Gender and Post-Colonial Studies?by Frances Gouda

    Amsterdam University Press 2002; US$ 10.50

    What's to Be Done with Gender and Post-Colonial Studies? 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 British Empireby Ashley Jackson

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    From the eighteenth century until the 1950s the British Empire was the biggest political entity in the world. The territories forming this empire ranged from tiny islands to vast segments of the world's major continental land masses. The British Empire left its mark on the world in a multitude of ways, many of them permanent. In this Very Short... more...

  • Empireby Jeremy Paxman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    The influence of the British Empire is everywhere, from the very existence of the United Kingdom to the ethnic composition of our cities. It affects everything, from Prime Ministers' decisions to send troops to war to the adventurers we admire. From the sports we think we're good at to the architecture of our buildings; the way we travel to the way... more...

  • The Politics of the Pastby P. Gathercole; D. Lowenthal

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 59.95

    An illuminating and provocative look at historical interpretation, which draws more on Africa, Afro-America, Australasia and Oceania than on Europe, the source of the traditionally dominant perspective in archaeology. more...