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  • Robert Thorne Coryndonby Christopher P. Youé

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 32.95

    Robert Coryndon was born in 1870 in Queenstown, Cape Colony, the son of an English immigrant father and a mother belonging to a distinguished Cape family. Despite the fact that a mere three years of his education were received back ?Home? in England, this most able ?Colonial? served twenty-eight years as the top-ranking administrator of African dependencies,... more...

  • The Downfall of the Liberal Party, 1914-1935by Trevor Wilson

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 20.41

    By 1914 the Liberal Party had been governing Britain ever since its stunning general election victory of 1906. Four years later the Party was out of office, and so enfeebled it would never again form a government. What prompted the Liberal decline in the years of The Great War, and why did this decline then accelerate? Trevor Wilson's classic study... more...

  • Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalismby Vladimir Lenin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 7.04

    Vladimir Lenin created this hugely significant Marxist text to explain fully the inevitable flaws and destructive power of Capitalism: that it would lead unavoidably to imperialism, monopolies and colonialism. He prophesied that those third world countries used merely as capitalist labour would have no choice but to join the Communist revolution in... more...

  • Battle Story: Maiwand 1880by Edmund Yorke

    The History Press 2013; US$ 5.80

    The Battle of Maiwand was one of the most serious defeats of the British Army during the Great Game and one of the only times during the nineteenth century that an Asian force defeated a Western power. The battle commenced on 27 July 1880, as Afghan forces moved towards the Maiwand Pass in Afghanistan in an attempt to cut British communications between... more...

  • The Africa Houseby Christina Lamb

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.09

    In the last decades of the British Empire, Stewart Gore-Brown build himself a feudal paradise in Northern Rhodesia; a sprawling country estate modelled on the finest homes of England, complete with uniformed servants, daily muster parades and rose gardens. He wanted to share it with the love of his life, the beautiful unconventional Ethel Locke King,... more...

  • Decolonization and the Decolonizedby Albert Memmi; Robert Bonnono

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 54.00

    In this time of global instability and widespread violence, Albert Memmi?author of the highly influential and groundbreaking work The Colonizer and the Colonized?turns his attention to the present-day situation of formerly colonized peoples. In Decolonization and the Decolonized, Memmi expands his intellectual engagement with the subject and examines... more...

  • Nation Formation and Social Cohesionby Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA)

    Real African Publishers 2014; US$ 20.99

    The  Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) , which was publicly launched as a think tank in March 2011, was founded to create a platform of engagement around strategic issues facing South Africa. It combines research and academic development, strategic reflections and intellectual discourse, and applies itself to issues such as economics,... more...

  • Legacies of the Comfort Women of World War IIby Margaret D. Stetz; Bonnie B. C. Oh

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    The stories of the former comfort women have galvanized both Asian and non-Asian intellectuals working in a variety of fields. Scholars of Asian history and politics, feminists, human rights activists, documentary filmmakers, visual artists, and novelists have begun to address the subject of the comfort system; to take up the cause of the surviving... more...

  • Common Senseby Thomas Paine

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    First published in January of 1776, this highly influential landmark document clearly and persuasively argued for American separation from Great Britain and paved the way for the Declaration of Independence. more...

  • American Studies as Transnational Practiceby Yuan Shu; Donald E. Pease

    Dartmouth College Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    The internationalization of American studies more...