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  • Flagships of Imperialismby Freda Harcourt; Sarah Palmer

    Manchester University Press 2006; US$ 94.99

    Flagships of Imperialism is the first scholarly monograph on the history of the P&O shipping company, and the first history of P&O to pay due attention to the context of nineteenth century imperial politics which so significantly shaped the company's development. Based chiefly on unpublished material from the P&O archives and the National Archives,... more...

  • Indigeneity: a politics of potentialby Dominic O'Sullivan

    Policy Press 2017; US$ 45.95

    This is the first comprehensive integration of political theory to explain indigenous politics. It assesses how indigenous and liberal political theories interact to consider the policy implications of the indigenous right to self-determination. more...

  • The Second Colonial Occupationby Bekeh Utietiang Ukelina

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 90.00

    This book addresses the crisis of development in Africa by locating it in its colonial historical past. Using Nigeria as a case study, it argues that the nature and practice of British colonialism in this populous African colony created social and economic deficiencies that have left a legacy of underdevelopment. more...

  • The Grenada Revolutionby Wendy C. Grenade

    University Press of Mississippi 2015; US$ 30.00

    A detailed examination of the broad implications of Marxist revolution, politics, and the eventual invasion of the island nation more...

  • Garden cities and colonial planningby Liora Bigon; Yossi Katz

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 100.00

    A study of European planning ideas in the form of garden city concepts and practices in their broadest sense, and the ways these were transmitted, diffused and diverted in various colonial territories and situations more...

  • The Colonial Legacy in Franceby Indiana University Press

    Indiana University Press 2017; US$ 59.99

    Debates about the legacy of colonialism in France are not new, but they have taken on new urgency in the wake of recent terrorist attacks. Responding to acts of religious and racial violence in 2005, 2010, and 2015 and beyond, the essays in this volume pit French ideals against government-sponsored revisionist decrees that have exacerbated tensions,... more...

  • Rethinking Indonesiaby Simon Philpott

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 186.00

    This book employs alternative approaches to authoritarianism, power, domination and political identity in contemporary Indonesia. It seeks to clarify the relationship between knowledge and 'real' politics. Drawing upon the thought of Edward Said and Michel Foucault, the text argues that understandings of Indonesian political life are profoundly shaped... more...

  • The French Revolutionby Thomas Carlyle; John D. Rosenberg

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 3.49

    The book that established Thomas Carlyle’s reputation when first published in 1837, this spectacular historical masterpiece has since been accepted as the standard work on the subject. It combines a shrewd insight into character, a vivid realization of the picturesque, and a singular ability to bring the past to blazing life, making it a reading experience... more...

  • Peoples and Empiresby Anthony Pagden

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    Written by one of the world’s foremost historians of human migration, Peoples and Empires is the story of the great European empires—the Roman, the Spanish, the French, the British—and their colonies, and the back-and-forth between “us” and “them,” culture and nature, civilization and barbarism, the center and the periphery. It’s the history of how... more...

  • A Continent for the Takingby Howard W. French

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    In A Continent for the Taking Howard W. French, a veteran correspondent for The New York Times , gives a compelling firsthand account of some of Africa’s most devastating recent history–from the fall of Mobutu Sese Seko, to Charles Taylor’s arrival in Monrovia, to the genocide in Rwanda and the Congo that left millions dead. Blending eyewitness... more...