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New and Published Books

  1. The Atlantic Connection

    A History of the Atlantic World, 1450-1900

    By Anna Suranyi

    Focusing on the interconnections of the Atlantic world from 1450-1900, The Atlantic Connection examines the major themes of Atlantic history. During this period, ships, goods, diseases, human beings and ideas flowed across the ocean, tying together the Atlantic basin in a complex web of...

    Published May 28th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Human Trafficking in Colonial Vietnam

    By Micheline Lessard

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Examining the widespread phenomenon of human trafficking in Vietnam during the period of French colonial rule, this book focuses on the practice of kidnapping or stealing Vietnamese women and children for sale in Chinese markets from the 1870s through to the 1940s. The book brings to light the...

    Published May 26th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Sovereignty and Social Reform in India

    British Colonialism and the Campaign against Sati, 1830-1860

    By Andrea Major

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    The British prohibition of sati (the funeral practice of widow immolation) in 1829 has been considered an archetypal example of colonial social reform. It was not the end of the story, however, as between 1830 and 1860, British East India Company officials engaged in a debate with the Indian rulers...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Colonial India in Children’s Literature

    By Supriya Goswami

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Colonial India in Children’s Literature is the first book-length study to explore the intersections of children’s literature and defining historical moments in colonial India. Engaging with important theoretical and critical literature that deals with colonialism, hegemony, and marginalization in...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  5. The History of Jamaica

    From its Discovery by Christopher Columbus to the Year 1872

    By William James Gardner

    This systematic history of Jamaica was written after the abolition of slavery by a man imbued with a sense of 18th-century liberalism. It is based on public records and archives, and the mass of pamphlet literature which had been published over the years....

    Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  6. American Expansionism, 1783-1860

    A Manifest Destiny?

    By Mark Joy

    Series: Seminar Studies

    This new Seminar Study surveys the history of U.S. territorial expansion from the end of the American Revolution until 1860. The book explores the concept of 'manifest destiny' and asks why, if expansion was 'manifest', there was such opposition to almost every expansionist incident. Paying...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Commonwealth and International Affairs

    The Round Table Centennial Selection

    Edited by Alex May

    The Round Table journal (now subtitled The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs) first appeared in 1910. The journal carried a number of articles recognised both by contemporaries and by historians as highly influential in the making of Commonwealth policy, including constitutional reform...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  8. German Colonialism and National Identity

    Edited by Michael Perraudin, Juergen Zimmerer

    German colonialism is a thriving field of study. From North America to Japan, within Germany, Austria and Switzerland, scholars are increasingly applying post-colonial questions and methods to the study of Germany and its culture. However, no introduction on this emerging field of study has...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  9. Health and Medicine in the circum-Caribbean, 1800–1968

    Edited by Juanita De Barros, Steven Palmer

    Health and medicine in colonial environments is one of the newest areas in the history of medicine, but one in which the Caribbean is conspicuously absent. Yet the complex and fascinating history of the Caribbean, borne of the ways European colonialism combined with slavery, indentureship, migrant...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  10. Rome and Provincial Resistance

    By Gil Gambash

    Series: Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

    This book demonstrates and analyzes patterns in the response of the Imperial Roman state to local resistance, focusing on decisions made within military and administrative organizations during the Principate. Through a thorough investigation of the official Roman approach towards local revolt,...

    Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge