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1918 and the End of Europe’s Land Empires  

Robert Gerwarth

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Mar 2018
This, the first of two complementary chapters on the First World War and its colonial aftermaths, focuses on the collapse of ‘compact’ empires in Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern ... More

Anthropology, Colonialism, and Eugenics  

Philippa Levine

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2012
This article traces what catalyzed the ideas of eugenic policies, what gave them weight in an increasingly precise scientific environment. It draws an explicit link between this interest ... More

Anti-Colonial Nationalism and Patriotism in Sub-Saharan Africa  

John M. Lonsdale

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Mar 2013
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May 2013
Following on from the argument of the joint introduction to African nationalism, this chapter emphasizes Africa’s place in a global history of nationalism by emphasizing what seems to be a ... More

Anti-Colonialism  

Christopher J. Lee

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Feb 2018
Anti-colonialism as a historical phenomenon defies easy categorization. Despite its use as an expression across a range of academic disciplines, it resists simple definitions of practical ... More

Anti-Western Doctrines of Nationalism  

Andreas Eckert

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Mar 2013
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May 2013
This chapter builds upon the insight that around 1900 different concepts and institutions such as ‘nationalism’ and ‘nation’ began to spread globally. Outside the West, nationalism soon ... More

Apologies, Restitutions and Compensation: Making Reparations for Colonialism  

Robert Aldrich

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Mar 2018
Coming to terms with an imperial past has involved difficult and often divisive questions of how far the inhabitants of former imperial powers should accept responsibility for the deeds of ... More

Beyond Dependency: North-South Relationships in the Age of Development  

Joseph Morgan Hodge

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Nov 2017
This chapter examines the degree of continuity and rupture between the colonial/post-colonial divide in Africa, and argues that the years between 1930 and the 1970s constitute a single, ... More

British West Indies and Bermuda  

Trevor Burnard

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2012
This article reviews scholarship on the history and historiography of slavery in the British West Indies and Bermuda. The British West Indies differed from other places colonized by the ... More

The Caribbean  

Spencer Mawby

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Sep 2017
In terms of demography, ecology, culture, and politics, the modern Caribbean is rooted in a hybrid/creole past. This is significant because many theorists have identified the local as the ... More

The Cold War and the Imperialism of Nation-States  

Prasenjit Duara

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Jan 2013
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Jan 2013
This chapter examines the role of the imperialism of nation-states in the Cold War. It suggests that the Cold War rivalry provided the “frame of reference” in which the historical forces ... More

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