British Empire & the World

*All summaries written for personal use

  • Frederick Cooper and Jane Burbank, Empires in World History: Power and the Politics of Difference (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010).
  • John Darwin, After Tamerlane: The Rise and Fall of Global Empires, 1405-2000 (New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2009).
  • Heather Streets and Trevor Getz, Empires and Colonies in the Modern World (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015).
  • Douglas E. Streusand, Islamic Gunpowder Empires: Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals (Boulder: Westview Press, 2010).
  • John R. McNeil. Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
  • Frederick Cooper, Colonialism in Question: Theory, Knowledge, History (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005).
  • Frederick Cooper and Ann Laura Stoler, Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997).
  • Pat Manning, Migration in World History (New York: Routledge, 2005).
  • Matthew Frye Jacobson, Whiteness of a Different Color: European Immigrants and the Alchemy of Race (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1998).
  • Net Bertz, Diaspora and Nation in the Indian Ocean: Transnational Histories of Race and Urban Space in Tanzania (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011).
  • Dirk A. Moses, Empire, Colony, Genocide: Conquest, Occupation, and Subaltern Resistance in World History (New York: Berghahn Books, 2010).
  • David Motadel, Islam and the European Empires (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014).
  • David Gilmartin, Empire and Islam: Punjab and the Making of Pakistan (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988).
  • Julian Ann Clancy-Smith and Frances Gouda, Domesticating the Empire: Race, Gender, and Family Life in French and Dutch Colonialism (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1998).
  • Ian J. Kerr, Building the Railways of the Raj, 1850-1900 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995).
  • Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Empire and the Sun: Victorian Solar Eclipse Expeditions (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2002).
  • Antoinette Burton and Tony Ballantyne, Bodies in Contact: Rethinking Colonial Encounters in World History (Durham: Duke University Press, 2005).
  • Philippa Levine, Gender and Empire (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004).
  • Philippa Levine, Prostitution, Race and Politics: Policing Venereal Diseases in the British Empire (New York: Routledge, 2003).
  • Liat Kozma, Global Women, Colonial Ports: Prostitution in the Interwar Middle East (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2017).
  • Mrinalini Sinha, Specters of Mother India: The Global Restructuring of an Empire (Durham: Duke University Press, 2006).
  • Ann Laura Stoler, Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power: Race and the Intimate in Colonial Rule (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002).
  • Sugata Bose, A Hundred Horizons: The Indian Ocean in the Age of Global Empire (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2009).
  • M.N. Pearson, The Indian Ocean (New York: Routledge, 2003).
  • Heather Streets, Martial Races: The Military, Race, and Masculinity in British Imperial Culture, 1857-1914 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004).
  • Susan Thorne, Congregational Missions and the Making of an Imperial Culture in Nineteenth-Century England (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999).
  • Manu Goswami, Producing India: From Colonial Economy to National Space (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004).
  • Emma Christopher, Cassandra Pybus, and Marcus Rediker, Many Middle Passages: Forced Migration and the Making of the Modern World (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016).
  • Johan Matthew, Margins of the Market: Trafficking and Capitalism Across the Arabian Sea (Oakland: University of California Press, 2016).
  • Erez Manela, The Wilsonian Moment: Self-Determination and the International Origins of Anticolonial Nationalism (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016).
  • Michael Goebel, Anti-Imperial Metropolis (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016).
  • Marc Matera, Black London: The Imperial Metropolis and Decolonization in the Twentieth Century (Oakland: University of California Press, 2015).
  • Louise Ryan, Gendering Migration: Masculinity, Femininity, and Ethnicity in Post-War Britain (New York: Routledge, 2008).
  • Wendy M. Gordon, Mill Girls and Strangers: Single Women’s Independent Migration in England, Scotland, and the United Staets, 1850-1881 (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2002).
  • Susan Glenn, Daughters of the Shtetl: Life and Labor in the Immigrant Generation (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1990).
  • Martin Thomas, Bob Moore, and L.J. Butler, Crises of Empire: Decolonization and Europe’s Imperial States, 1918-1975 (New York: Bloomsbury USA, 2008).
  • Rita Chin, The Crisis of Multiculturalism in Europe: A History (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017).
  • Coll Thrush, Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016).