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Political History

  • The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global Worldby Maya Jasanoff

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 21.87

    A visionary exploration of the life and times of Joseph Conrad, his turbulent age of globalization and our own, from one of the most exciting young historians writing today. ‘Enlightening, compassionate, superb’ John le Carré more...

  • Following the Ballby Todd Cleveland

    Ohio University Press 2017; US$ 32.99

    With Following the Ball, Todd Cleveland incorporates labor, sport, diasporic, and imperial history to examine the extraordinary experiences of African football players from Portugal’s African colonies as they relocated to the metropole from 1949 until the conclusion of the colonial era in 1975. more...

  • Living with Nkrumahismby Jeffrey S. Ahlman

    Ohio University Press 2017; US$ 32.99

    In the 1950s, Ghana, under the leadership of Kwame Nkrumah and the Convention People’s Party, drew the world’s attention as anticolonial activists, intellectuals, and politicians looked to it as a model for Africa’s postcolonial future. Nkrumah was a visionary, a statesman, and one of the key makers of contemporary Africa. more...

  • Living Salvation in the East African Revival in Ugandaby Jason Bruner

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2017; US$ 86.49

    Starting in the mid-1930s, East African revivalists (or, Balokole: "the saved ones") proclaimed a message of salvation, hoping to revive the mission churches of colonial East Africa. Frustrated by what they believed to be the tepid spiritual state of missionary Christianity, they preached that in order to be saved, converts had to confess publicly... more...

  • Property, Place and Piracyby Martin Fredriksson; James Arvanitakis

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 59.95

    This book takes the concept of piracy as a starting point to discuss the instability of property as a social construction and how this is spatially situated. Piracy is understood as acts and practices that emerge in zones where the construction and definition of property is ambiguous. Media piracy is a frequently used example where file-sharers and... more...

  • They Came for Freedomby Jay Milbrandt

    Thomas Nelson 2017; US$ 19.99

    A page-turning story of the Pilgrims, the courageous band of freedom-seekers who set out for a new life for themselves and forever changed the course of history. more...

  • Imperial Intoxicationby Gerard Sasges; David P. Chandler; Rita Smith Kipp

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 24.99

    Making liquor isn’t rocket science: some raw materials, a stove, and a few jury-rigged pots are all that’s really needed. So when the colonial regime in turn-of-the-century French Indochina banned homemade rice liquor, replacing it with heavily taxed, tasteless alcohol from French-owned factories, widespread clandestine distilling was the inevitable... more...

  • US Foreign Policy in The Horn of Africaby Donna Rose Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Examining American foreign policy towards the Horn of Africa between 1945 and 1991, this book uses Ethiopia and Somalia as case studies to offer an evaluation of the decision-making process during the Cold War, and consider the impact that these decisions had upon subsequent developments both within the Horn of Africa and in the wider international... more...

  • Subjectivity and the Reproduction of Imperial Powerby Daniel F. Silva

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book brings forth a new contribution to the study of imperialism and colonial discourse by theorizing the emergence and function of individual identity as product and producer of imperial power. While recent decades of theoretical reflections on imperialism have yielded important understandings of how the West has repeatedly reconsolidated... more...

  • Reconciliation in Northern Nigeriaby Olayinka Oluniyi

    2017; US$ 36.00

    In this book, Dr. Olufemi Oluniyi takes a fresh look at Muslim-Christian violence which has become synonymous with the name of Northern Nigeria. It is fresh in the sense that he takes a historical approach to the problem, dating back to the founding of Northern Nigeria. This approach inevitably brings to the fore the culpability of the colonial government... more...