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History of Colonialism, Imperialism and Slavery

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  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Imperial Histories

    By John Marriott

    Edited by Philippa Levine

    Written by leading scholars, this collection provides a comprehensive and authoritative overview of modern empires. Spanning the era of modern imperial history from the early sixteenth century to the present, it challenges both the rather insular focuses on specific experiences, and gives due…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge

  • The World of Colonial America

    An Atlantic Handbook

    Edited by Ignacio Gallup-Diaz

    The World of Colonial America: An Atlantic Handbook offers a comprehensive and in-depth survey of cutting-edge research into the communities, cultures, and colonies that comprised colonial America, with a focus on the processes through which communities were created, destroyed, and recreated that…

    Hardback – 2017-05-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Worlds

  • Sources and Methods in Histories of Colonialism

    Approaching the Imperial Archive

    Edited by Kirsty Reid, Fiona Paisley

    Sources and Methods in Histories of Colonialism provides an in-depth study of the relationships between archives, knowledge and power. Exploring a diverse range of examples and surveying the now substantial scholarly literatures on the functions and scope of the ‘imperial archive’, it facilitates a…

    Paperback – 2017-03-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Guides to Using Historical Sources

  • The Routledge Handbook of the History of Settler Colonialism

    Edited by Edward Cavanagh, Lorenzo Veracini

    The Routledge Handbook of the History of Settler Colonialism examines the global history of settler colonialism as a distinct mode of domination from ancient times to the present day. It explores the ways in which new polities were established in freshly discovered ‘New Worlds’, and covers the…

    Hardback – 2016-08-22
    Routledge
    Routledge History Handbooks

  • A History of India

    6th Edition

    By Hermann Kulke, Dietmar Rothermund

    Presenting the grand sweep of Indian history from antiquity to the present, A History of India is a detailed and authoritative account of the major political, economic, social and cultural forces that have shaped the history of the Indian subcontinent. Hermann Kulke and Dietmar Rothermund provide…

    Paperback – 2016-05-27
    Routledge

  • Explorations in History and Globalization

    Edited by Cátia Antunes, Karwan Fatah-Black

    Considering the ways in which the ‘global turn’ is changing the theory and practice of historical disciplines, Explorations in History and Globalization engages with the concept and methodology of globalization, challenging traditional divisions of space and time to offer a range of perspectives on…

    Paperback – 2016-04-06
    Routledge

  • British Imperialism

    1688-2015, 3rd Edition

    By P.J. Cain, A. G. Hopkins

    A milestone in the understanding of British history and imperialism, this ground-breaking book radically reinterprets the course of modern economic development and the causes of overseas expansion during the past three centuries. Employing their concept of 'gentlemanly capitalism', the authors draw…

    Paperback – 2016-03-11
    Routledge

  • Africans and Britons in the Age of Empires, 1660-1980

    By Myles Osborne, Susan Kingsley Kent

    Africans and Britons in the Age of Empires, 1660-1980 tells the stories of the intertwined lives of African and British peoples over more than three centuries. In seven chapters and an epilogue, Myles Osborne and Susan Kingsley Kent explore the characters that comprised the British presence in…

    Paperback – 2015-03-31
    Routledge

  • The Atlantic Slave Trade in World History

    By Jeremy Black

    In The Atlantic Slave Trade in World History, Jeremy Black presents a compact yet comprehensive survey of slavery and its impact on the world, primarily centered on the Atlantic trade. Opening with a clear discussion of the problems of defining slavery, the book goes on to investigate the Atlantic…

    Paperback – 2015-03-17
    Routledge
    Themes in World History

  • The Global Atlantic

    1400 to 1900

    By Christoph Strobel

    The Global Atlantic provides a concise, lively overview of the complex and diverse history of the greater Atlantic region from 1400 to 1900. During this period, the lands around the Atlantic basin – Europe, Africa, and the Americas – became deeply interconnected in networks of trade, cultural…

    Paperback – 2015-02-23
    Routledge

  • The History of Africa

    The Quest for Eternal Harmony, 2nd Edition

    By Molefi Kete Asante

    There is a paradox about Africa: it remains a subject that attracts considerable attention yet rarely is there a full appreciation of its complexity. African historiography has typically consisted of writing Africa for Europe—instead of writing Africa for itself, as itself, from its own…

    Paperback – 2014-10-27
    Routledge

  • The Routledge History of Western Empires

    Edited by Robert Aldrich, Kirsten McKenzie

    The Routledge History of Western Empires is an all new volume focusing on the history of Western Empires in a comparative and thematic perspective. Comprising of thirty-three original chapters arranged in eight thematic sections, the book explores European overseas expansion from the Age of…

    Hardback – 2013-11-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Histories

  • The British Empire

    Sunrise to Sunset, 2nd Edition

    By Philippa Levine

    This is a broad survey of the history of the British Empire from its beginnings to its demise.  It offers a comprehensive analysis not just of political events and territorial conquests but paints a picture of what life was like under colonial rule, both for those who ruled and for those whose…

    Paperback – 2013-03-14
    Routledge

  • The Routledge History of Slavery

    Edited by Gad Heuman, Trevor Burnard

    The Routledge History of Slavery is a landmark publication that provides an overview of the main themes surrounding the history of slavery from ancient Greece to the present day. Taking stock of the field of Slave Studies, the book explores the major advances that have taken place in the past few…

    Paperback – 2012-04-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Histories

  • The Scramble for Africa

    3rd Edition

    By M. E. Chamberlain

    In 1870 barely one tenth of Africa was under European control. By 1914 only about one tenth – Abyssinia (Ethiopia) and Liberia – was not. This book offers a clear and concise account of the ‘scramble’ or ‘race’ for Africa, the period of around 20 years during which European powers carved up…

    Paperback – 2010-06-10
    Routledge
    Seminar Studies

  • War and Empire

    The Expansion of Britain, 1790-1830

    By B. Collins

    The years 1790 to 1830 saw Britain engage in an extensive period of war-waging and empire-building which transformed its position as an imperial state, established its reputation as a distinctive military power and secured naval preeminence. Despite this apparent success, Britain did not become a…

    Paperback – 2010-05-06
    Routledge
    Modern Wars In Perspective