This volume brings together important articles from the Cambridge historian A. G. Hopkins and reflect the enlargement and evolution of historical studies during the last half century. The essays cover four of the principal historiographical developments of the period: the extraordinary revolution that has led to the writing of non-Western indigenous history; the revitalization of new types of imperial history; the now ubiquitous engagement with global history, including a reinterpretation of American Empire, and the current revival of economic history after several decades of neglect.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Part I: Into Africa; 1. History at the Universities: Change without Decay; 2. Economic Imperialism in West Africa: Lagos, 1880-92; 3. Asante and the Historians: Transition and Partition on the Gold Coast; 4. The Lagos Strike of 1897: An Exploration in Nigerian Labour History; 5. Economic Aspects of Political Movements in Nigeria and the Gold Coast, 1918-39; 6. The New Economic History of Africa; 7. Fifty Years of African Economic History; Part II: On to Imperialism and Empire; 8. The "New International Order" in the Nineteenth Century: Britain’s First Development Plan for Africa; 9. The Victorians and Africa: A Reconsideration of the Occupation of Egypt, 1882; 10. Macmillan’s Audit of Empire, 1957; 11. Rethinking Decolonisation; Part III: Towards Disorder in the Wider World; 12. Globalisation and Decolonisation; 13. Globalization with and without Empires: From Bali to Labrador; 14. Capitalism, Nationalism and the New American Empire; 15. The "Victory Strategy": Grand Bargain or Grand Illusion?
A. G. Hopkins is a British historian and currently Emeritus Smuts Professor of Commonwealth History at the University of Cambridge. He has written extensively on the economic history of Africa, European colonialism, American Empire and globalization.