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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-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

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

Colonial Fantasies Shattered  

Martin Evans

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
J. G. Ballard, author of the 1984 novel Empire of the Sun, was born in the Shanghai International Settlement in China in 1930, into a privileged colonial milieu with a chauffeur, a nanny, ... More

Cricket: The Indianization of an Imperial Game  

Amit Gupta

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May 2017
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May 2017
Cricket was a semi-amateurish game whose decision-making process was dominated by the white nations of the British Empire. Cricket had a role in maintaining the status of British ... More

Decolonization and Cold War  

Piero Gleijeses

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Nov 2017
The “hot” Cold War, where blood was shed, was fought in the periphery where it overlapped with the struggle for decolonization. The connections between the Cold War and decolonization ... More

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