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1918 and the End of Europe’s Land Empires  

Robert Gerwarth

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Dec 2018
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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: Origins, Practices, and Historical Legacies  

Christopher J. Lee

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Dec 2018
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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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Dec 2018
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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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Dec 2018
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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 in an International and Regional Context: Revolution, Neo-Colonialism, and Diaspora  

Spencer Mawby

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Dec 2018
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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 the Arid World  

Robert S. G. Fletcher

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Dec 2018
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Feb 2018
Decolonization transformed political geographies; in many ways, it made the world in which we live. But the constraints and possibilities of physical geography were not as readily ... More

Decolonization and the Cold War  

Cary Fraser

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Jan 2013
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Jan 2013
This chapter examines decolonization during the Cold War. It suggests that decolonization can be considered both as a response to the globalization of European influence and as a process ... More

Decolonization and the Cold War  

Piero Gleijeses

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Dec 2018
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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

Decolonization in South Asia: The Long View  

Joya Chatterji

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Dec 2018
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Feb 2018
There are compelling reasons for giving decolonization in South Asia special attention in this volume. India was the first colony to achieve independence, albeit as two separate nation ... More

Decolonization in Tropical Africa  

Frederick Cooper

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Dec 2018
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Mar 2018
The end of empire in Africa was not a single moment separating independence from colonial rule, but a prolonged time of uncertainty extending from the immediate aftermath of World War II ... More

Diaspora: Marwari  

Tirthankar Roy

“Marwari” stands for people hailing from a region in western India known as Marwar. In common parlance, the term refers to merchants and bankers from this region speaking the language ... More

Diffusion and Empire  

Laurent Dubois

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May 2017
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May 2017
This chapter seeks to grapple with the contradictory ways in which sport and empire have intersected in various historical and geographical contexts, taking as its central examples the ... More

Dutch Caribbean  

Henk den Heijer

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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 Dutch Caribbean. The history of the Dutch slave trade and slavery started a new phase with the Dutch ... More

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