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Empires and Colonies in the Modern World A Global Perspective

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  • Copyright: 2015-06-16
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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In Empires and Colonies in the Modern World: A Global Perspective, Heather Streets-Salter and Trevor R. Getz provide a thorough overview of modern empires and colonialism from the late fifteenth century to the present. Synthesizing the vast outpouring of new scholarship that examines empires in a global context, the book pays as much attention to the Ottoman, Mughal, Ming, and Qing Empires as to European colonialism, and stresses the continuous social, political, and cultural interactions between colonizers and colonized.

Amply illustrated with photographs and full-color maps, Empires and Colonies in the Modern World examines numerous issues--including commodity flows, pan-movements, and anti-colonial activism--that superseded the boundaries of colonies and empires entirely. It calls attention not only to the complexities of the internal dynamics of individual empires, but also to the constant interactions between empires, and between colonies with different national metropoles.

Author Biography

Heather Streets-Salter is History Department Chair and Director of World History Programs at Northeastern University.

Trevor R. Getz is Professor of African History and World History at San Francisco State University.

Table of Contents

List of Maps
About the Authors
Color Map
Why Define?
Global and Modern
Looking Ahead

Part One: The Rise of Early Modern Empires, ca. 1350-1650

Chapter 1. The Forging of Early Modern Empires
The Emergence of the Early Modern State System
A Gunpowder Revolution?
Sectoral Alliances
The Search for Legitimacy
Sub-Saharan African Empires?

Chapter 2. Emerging Imperialism and Colonialism in Early Modern Empires
Models of Early Modern Colonialism
Themes in Early Modern Colonialism
The Economic Underpinnings of Early Modern Integration
Imperial Interaction and Grand Alliances
The Portuguese Estado da India

Chapter 3. Intersecting Empires in the Americas
Iberian Motivations for Exploration, Trade, and Conquest
The First Iberian Colonies in the Americas
American Imperialism
The Columbian Exchange
Iberian Empires in the New World

Part Two: Atlantic and Asian Empires in a Global Age, ca. 1600-1830

Chapter 4. The Rise of the Slave/Plantation Complex
Competition for Empire
New Europeans in The Americas-English, French, and Dutch Colonial Efforts
The Sugar Revolution
Sugar, Slavery, and Transatlantic Societies

Chapter 5. Colonial Societies in the Atlantic World
The Role of Identity in History
New Societies, New Peoples in the Americas
New Societies, New Peoples in Africa and Asia
The Process of Identity Formation

Chapter 6. Asian Land Empires in a Global Age
Continuity and Change from the Mid-Seventeenth Century
Opportunities and Challenges
Imperial Strategies and Colonial Modes of Rule
Questioning Imperial Decline

Part Three: Informal Empires, ca. 1810-1880

Chapter 7. Revolutions in the Atlantic World
The Seven Years' War and Its Consequences
The War of American Independence and Its Legacies
The French Revolutionary Wars and the French Caribbean
The Napoleonic Wars and the Spanish and Portuguese Americas
Atlantic Rebellions and Global Wars in Southern Africa

Chapter 8. The Industrial Revolution and the Era of Informal Imperialism
Informal Empire-Anti-Imperialist or Imperialist?
Industry and Empire
Cultures of Informal Imperialism
Informal Imperialism in Action
Formal Expansion in the Era of Informal Imperialism

Chapter 9. Living the Colonial Experience
Modes of Governance
Common Themes in Nineteenth-Century Colonialism
Resisting the Imposition and Effects of Colonial Rule

Part Four: The New Imperialism, ca. 1870-1930

Chapter 10. Dividing the World
What Was the New Imperialism?
Why Did the New Imperialism Happen?
The Annexation of Burma, 1885
The Struggle for The Upper Nile Valley: The Race for Fashoda from British, French, and African Perspectives, 1896-1899
Japanese Policy Formation and the Invasion of Korea, 1874-1910
Public Opinion in the United States and the Invasion of Haiti, 1915

Chapter 11. Strategies of the Colonized
The Pacification of Vietnam and the Gold Coast
Imposing Colonial Authority and Sovereignty
Problematizing Collaboration
Problematizing Resistance
Re-Evaluating the Pacification of the Gold Coast and Indochina

Chapter 12. The Sinews of the New Imperialism
War and Military Power
Gender, Sexuality, and Race

Part Five: The Rise and Fall of High Imperialism, ca. 1890-1975

Chapter 13. Imperial Projects and Colonial Petitions
The Colonizers' Model of the World
Hierarchy and Colonial Projects in the Era of High Imperialism
The Proconsular State and the Realities of Colonial Rule
Strategies of Colonial Subjects: Negotiation, Accommodation, and Petition

Chapter 14. Imperial World Wars
Imperial Ambitions and the First World War
The Colonial Experience and the First World War
The Armenian Genocide as a Colonial Event
Imperial Ambitions and the Second World War
The Colonial Experience and the Second World War
The Holocaust as a Colonial Event
The Aftermath of the Second World War and Political Decolonization

Chapter 15. Unraveling Colonialism
The Challenge Facing Anti-Colonial Movements and the Search for Unifying Ideologies the Development of Emancipatory Nationalism
Organizing Resistance among the People
The Diffusion of Emancipatory Nationalism: A Global Perspective
Pan Movements
Settlers and Settler Nationalism
The Messy Reality of the Road to Independence

Part Six: The World We Live in, 1948 to Today

Chapter 16. Cold War Empires
A Cold War Imperial System?
Soviet and American Cultures of Imperialism
Cold War Colonialism

Chapter 17. Imperialism Now
Cultural Colonialism?
Economic Domination?
A Modern Chinese Empire?
Twenty-First-Century Soviet And American Empires?


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