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Africa as a Living LaboratoryEmpire, Development, and the Problem of Scientific Knowledge, 1870-1950

Africa as a Living Laboratory: Empire, Development, and the Problem of Scientific Knowledge, 1870-1950

Helen Tilley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226803463
eISBN:
9780226803487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226803487.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Tropical Africa was one of the last regions of the world to experience formal European colonialism, a process that coincided with the advent of a range of new scientific specialties and research ... More

American Imperial PastoralThe Architecture of US Colonialism in the Philippines

American Imperial Pastoral: The Architecture of US Colonialism in the Philippines

Rebecca Tinio McKenna

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226417769
eISBN:
9780226417936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226417936.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Through an exploration of a Daniel Burnham-designed colonial hill station in the mountains of northern Luzon called Baguio, this book examines the literal and figurative architecture of U.S. ... More

Indian InkScript and Print in the Making of the English East India Company

Indian Ink: Script and Print in the Making of the English East India Company

Miles Ogborn

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226620411
eISBN:
9780226620428
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620428.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

A commercial company established in 1600 to monopolize trade between England and the Far East, the East India Company grew to govern an Indian empire. Exploring the relationship between power and ... More

Mastering the NigerJames MacQueen's African Geography and the Struggle over Atlantic Slavery

Mastering the Niger: James MacQueen's African Geography and the Struggle over Atlantic Slavery

David Lambert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226078069
eISBN:
9780226078236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226078236.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The book argues that Atlantic slavery – as a practice of subjugation, a source of wealth and a focus of political struggle – was entangled with the production, circulation and reception of ... More

Planters, Merchants, and SlavesPlantation Societies in British America, 1650-1820

Planters, Merchants, and Slaves: Plantation Societies in British America, 1650-1820

Trevor Burnard

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226286105
eISBN:
9780226286242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226286242.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book examines the rise and development of plantation societies in British America between 1650 and 1820. It explains the development of the large integrated plantation in Barbados in the mid ... More

Rereading the Black LegendThe Discourses of Religious and Racial Difference in the Renaissance Empires

Rereading the Black Legend: The Discourses of Religious and Racial Difference in the Renaissance Empires

Margaret R. Greer, Walter D. Mignolo, and Maureen Quilligan (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226307213
eISBN:
9780226307244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307244.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The phrase “The Black Legend” was coined in 1912 by a Spanish journalist in protest of the characterization of Spain by other Europeans as a backward country defined by ignorance, superstition, and ... More

Saharan Jews and the Fate of French Algeria

Saharan Jews and the Fate of French Algeria

Sarah Abrevaya Stein

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226123608
eISBN:
9780226123882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226123882.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The Jews of southern Algeria under French colonial rule were different than the Jews of Algeria’s north: they were not French. This book presents their history and through it, a history of legal ... More

Tropical Visions in an Age of Empire

Tropical Visions in an Age of Empire

Felix Driver and Luciana Martins (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226164717
eISBN:
9780226164700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226164700.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The contrast between the temperate and the tropical is one of the most enduring themes in the history of the Western geographical imagination. Caught between the demands of experience and ... More

Visualizing American EmpireOrientalism and Imperialism in the Philippines

Visualizing American Empire: Orientalism and Imperialism in the Philippines

David Brody

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226075334
eISBN:
9780226075303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226075303.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In 1899 an American could open a newspaper and find outrageous images, such as an American soldier being injected with leprosy by Filipino insurgents. These kinds of hyperbolic accounts, this book ... More

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