Modern Britain, the British Empire & World History

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World History

Section: 27

Total: 27

Theory & Empire

Section: 28

Total: 55

French Empire

  • Conklin, Alice. A Mission to Civilize: The Republican Idea of Empire in France and West Africa, 1895-1930. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1997.
  • Daughton, J.P. An Empire Divided: Religion, Republicanism, and the Making of French Colonialism, 1880-1914. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • James, C.L.R. The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution. London: Penguin, 2001.
  • Lorcin, Patricia. Imperial Identities: Stereotyping, Race, and Prejudice in Colonial Algeria. I.B. Tauris, 1999.
  • Singer, Barnett and John Langdon. Cultured Force: Makers and Defenders of the French Colonial Empire. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2004.

Section: 5

Total: 60

British Empire—General

  • Bayly, C.A. Imperial Meridian: The British Empire and the World, 1780-1830. London: Longman Group, 1989.
  • Beattie, J., E. Melillo and E. O’Gorman. Eco-Cultural Networks and the British Empire: New Views on Environmental History. London: Bloomsbury, 2015.
  • Black, Jeremy. The British Seaborne Empire. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004.
  • Burton, Antoinette. The Trouble with Empire: Challenges to Modern British Imperialism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.
  • Cain, P.J. and A.G. Hopkins. British Imperialism: Crisis and Deconstruction, 1914-1990. London: Longman, 1993.
  • Brown, Judith M. and Wm. Roger Louis, ed. The Oxford History of the British Empire, Volume IV. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.
  • Darwin. John. The Empire Project: The Rise and Fall of the British World System. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  • Darwin, John.“Roundtable: Imperial History by the Book: A Roundtable on John Darwin’s ‘The Empire Project.’”Journal of British Studies 54, 4 (2015):, 993-997.
  • Darwin. John. Unfinished Empire: The Global Expansion of Britain. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2013.
  • Ferguson, Niall. Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World. New York: Verso, 2004.
  • Levine, Philippa. The British Empire: Sunrise to Sunset. New York: Pearson Longman, 2007.  
  • MacKenzie, John. ‘The British Empire: Ramshackle or Rampaging: A Historiographical Reflection’. The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 43 (2015).
  • Porter, Bernard. The Lion’s Share: A Short History of British Imperialism, 1850-1970. London: Longman, 1975.
  • Robinson, Ronald and John Gallagher. “The Imperialism of Free Trade,” The Economic History Review, Second series, VI, 1 (1953).
  • Stockwell, Sarah, ed. The British Empire: Themes and Perspectives. Malden: Blackwell, 2008.  

Section: 15

Total: 75

Metropolitan Cultures & Attitudes

  • Beasley, Edward. Empire as the Triumph of Theory: Imperialism, Information, and the Colonial Society of 1868. New York: Routledge, 2005.  
  • Bell, Duncan. The Idea of Greater Britain: Empire and the Future of World Order, 1860-1900. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007.  
  • Burton, Antoinette. At the Heart of the Empire: Indians and the Colonial Encounter in Late-Victorian Britain. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.  
  • Cannadine, David. Ornamentalism: How the British Saw their Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
  • Hall, Catherine and Sonya Rose. At Home With the Empire: Metropolitan Culture and the Imperial World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  • Harper, Marjory. Emigrant Homecomings: The Return Movement of Emigrants, 1600-2000. New York: Manchester University Press, 2005.  
  • Hobsbawm, E.J. The Age of Empire, 1875-1914. New York: Pantheon Books, 1987.
  • Lester, Alan. “Imperial Circuits and Networks: Geographies of the British Empire.” History Compass 4, 1 (2006): 124-141.
  • MacAleer, John, and John MacKenzie, eds. Exhibiting the Empire: Cultures of Display and the British Empire. New York: Manchester University Press, 2015.
  • MacKenzie, John. Imperialism and Popular Culture. New York: Manchester University Press, 1986.  
  • Mangan, J.A. The Games Ethic and Imperialism: Aspects of the Diffusion of an Ideal. New York: Viking, 1985.
  • Porter, Bernard. The Absent-Minded Imperialists: Empire, Society, and Culture in Britain. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • Sinha, Mrinalini. Colonial Masculinity: The ‘Manly Englishman’ and the ‘Effeminate Bengali’ in the Late Nineteenth Century. New Delhi: Kali for Women, 1997.
  • Streets, Heather. Martial Races: The Military, Race, and Masculinity in British Imperial Culture, 1857-1914. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004.
  • Thompson, Andrew S. The Empire Strikes Back? The Impact of Imperialism on Britain from the mid-   Nineteenth Century. New York: Routledge, 2005.
  • Thorne, Susan. Congregational Missions and the Making of an Imperial Culture in Nineteenth-Century England (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999).
  • Wilson, Kathleen. The Island Race: Englishness, Empire, and Gender in the Eighteenth Century. New York: Routledge, 2002.
  • Yeandle, Peter. Citizenship, Nation, Empire: The Politics of History Teaching in England 1870-1930. New York: Manchester University Press, 2013.

Section: 18

Total: 93


Section: 9

Total: 102

South Asia

Section: 19

Total: 121

Settler Colonies

  • Ballantyne, Tony. Webs of Empire: Locating New Zealand’s Colonial Past. Wellington: Bridget Williams Books Limited, 2012.
  • Etherington, Norman. Mapping Colonial Conquest: Australia and Southern Africa. Crawley: University of Western Australia Press, 2007.
  • Kennedy, Dane K. Islands of White: Settler Society and Culture in Kenya and Southern Rhodesia. Durham: Duke University Press, 1987.
  • Laidlaw, Zoe, and Alan Lester, eds. Indigenous Communities and Settler Colonialism: Land Holding, Loss, and Survival in an Interconnected World. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
  • Magee, Gary, and Andrew Thompson. Empire and Globalization: Networks of People, Goods, and Capital in the British World 1850-1914. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  • Reynolds, Henry. The Other Side of the Frontier: Aboriginal Resistance to the European Invasion of Australia. Kensington: University of New South Wales Press, 2006.
  • Veracini, Lorenzo. Settler Colonialism: A Theoretical Overview. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
  • Wolfe, Patrick. Traces of History: Elementary Structures of Race. New York: Verso, 2016.

Section: 8

Total: 129

Late Colonial & Decolonization

Section: 16

Total: 145