Modern Imperialism and Colonialism : A Global Perspective

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Author Biography

Trevor Getz is an Assoc. Professor of African history at San Francisco State University and author of Slavery and Reform in West Africa. He has co-authored several textbooks including Exchanges: A Global History and the forthcoming African Histories. Trained as an Africanist, he was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of the Western Cape and the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.  He is currently working on both a graphic novel and a monograph of the life of Abina Mansah, a young enslaved woman who liberated herself in 19th century Ghana .


Heather Streets-Salter is an associate professor of history at Washington State University, where she teaches world and imperial history at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She is director of the WSU History Department's world history Ph.D. program, and she directs the undergraduate program in World Civilizations. She is the author of Martial Races: The Military, Race, and Masculinity in British Imperial Culture, 1857-1914 (2004), and is co-author, with Jerry Bentley and Herb Ziegler, of Traditions and Encounters: A Brief Global History (2007 and 2010). She is currently working on a monograph entitled Webs of Empire, which explores the connections between both colonial administrators and nationalists in French Indochina, British Malaya, and the Dutch East Indies from 1890 to 1937.

Table of Contents

Mapsp. vii
Prefacep. viii
Introductionp. 1
Why Define?p. 1
Empirep. 1
Imperialismp. 6
Colonialismp. 9
Global and Modernp. 12
Questionsp. 15
The Rise of Early Modern Empires, c. 1350-1650p. 16
Empire: The Emergence of Early Modern States and Empires in Eurasia and Africap. 16
The Emergence of the Early Modern State Systemp. 17
A Gunpowder Revolution?p. 24
Sectoral Alliancesp. 28
The Search for Legitimacyp. 31
Sub-Saharan African Empires?p. 33
Conclusionp. 37
Questionsp. 37
Imperialism and Colonialism: Imperial Interaction and Nascent Colonialism in Early Modern Eurasia and North Africap. 38
Models of Early Modern Colonialismp. 39
Themes in Early Modern Colonialismp. 47
The Economic Underpinnings of Early Modern Integrationp. 48
Imperial Interaction and Grand Alliancesp. 49
The Portuguese Estado da Indiap. 52
Conclusionp. 56
Questionsp. 56
Imperialism: Intersecting Empires in the Americasp. 57
Iberian Motivations for Exploration, Trade, and Conquestp. 59
The First Iberian Colonies in the Americasp. 61
American Imperialismp. 63
The Columbian Exchangep. 66
Iberian Empires in the New Worldp. 69
Questionsp. 76
Atlantic and Asian Empires in a Global Age, c. 1600-1830p. 77
Colonialism: Competition for Empire and the Rise of the Slave/Plantation Complexp. 77
Competition for Empirep. 79
New Europeans in the Americas-English, French, and Dutch Colonial Effortsp. 81
The Sugar Revolutionp. 86
Sugar, Slavery, and Transatlantic Societiesp. 90
Questionsp. 98
Empire: Empire, Identity, and the Making of New Societies in the Atlantic Worldp. 99
The Role of Identity in Historyp. 100
New Societies, New Peoples in the Americasp. 102
New Societies, New Peoples in Africa and Asiap. 108
The Process of Identity Formationp. 110
Questionsp. 117
Imperialism and Colonialism: Asian Land Empires in a Global Agep. 118
Continuity and Change from the Mid-Seventeenth Centuryp. 121
Opportunities and Challengesp. 124
Imperial Strategies and Colonial Modes of Rulep. 129
Questioning Imperial Declinep. 132
Questionsp. 136
Informal Empires? c. 1810-1880p. 137
Empire: Revolutions in the Atlantic Worldp. 137
The Seven Years' War and Its Consequencesp. 139
The War of American Independence and Its Legaciesp. 146
The French Revolutionary Wars and the French Caribbeanp. 149
The Napoleonic Wars and the Spanish and Portuguese Americasp. 154
Atlantic Rebellions and Global Wars in Southern Africap. 158
Conclusionp. 159
Questionsp. 160
Imperialism: The industrial Revolution and the Era of Informal Imperialismp. 161
Informal Empire-Anti-Imperialist or Imperialist?p. 164
Industry and Empirep. 165
Cultures of Informal Imperialismp. 168
Informal Imperialism in Actionp. 170
Formal Expansion in the Era of Informal Imperialismp. 179
Conclusionp. 186
Questionsp. 187
Colonialism: Change, Response, and Resistance in the Coloniesp. 188
Modes of Governancep. 190
Common Themes in Nineteenth-Century Colonialismp. 192
Resistance to the Imposition and Effects of Colonial Rulep. 206
Conclusionp. 209
Questionsp. 210
The New Imperialism, c. 1870-1930p. 211
Imperialism: The New Imperialism and the Scramble for Coloniesp. 211
What Was the New Imperialism?p. 213
Why Did the New Imperialism Happen?p. 217
The Annexation of Burma, 1885p. 222
The Struggle for the Upper Nile Valley: The Race for Fashoda from British, French, and African Perspectives, 1896-1899p. 224
Japanese Policy Formation and the Invasion of Korea, 1874-1910p. 226
Public Opinion in the United States and the Invasion of Haiti, 1915p. 228
Conclusionp. 229
Questionsp. 229
Colonialism: Colonial Subjects and the Pacification of Colonies in the Era of the New Imperialismp. 230
The Pacification of Vietnam and the Gold Coastp. 231
Imposing Colonial Authority and Sovereigntyp. 233
Problematizing Collaborationp. 236
Problematizing Resistancep. 240
Re-evaluating the Pacification of the Gold Coast and Indochinap. 242
Conclusionp. 246
Questionsp. 247
Empire: The Sinews of the New Imperialismp. 248
Commoditiesp. 249
Migrationp. 253
Missionismp. 256
War and Military Powerp. 259
Gender, Sexuality, and Racep. 264
Conclusionp. 268
Questionsp. 269
The Rise and Fall of High Imperialism, c. 1890-1975p. 270
Imperialism and Colonialism: Imperial Projects and Colonial Petitions in the High Imperial Erap. 270
The Colonizers' Model of the Worldp. 271
Hierarchy and Colonial Projects in the Era of High imperialismp. 274
The Proconsular State and the Realities of Colonial Rulep. 278
Strategies of Colonial Subjects: Negotiation, Accommodation, and Petitionp. 279
Conclusionp. 283
Questionsp. 284
Empire: Imperial World Wars and the Slow March toward Decolonizationp. 285
Imperial Ambitions and the First World Warp. 287
The Colonial Experience and the First World Warp. 291
The Armenian Genocide as a Colonial Eventp. 295
Imperial Ambitions and the Second World Warp. 296
The Colonial Experience and the Second World Warp. 297
The Holocaust as a Colonial Eventp. 299
The Aftermath of the Second World War and Political Decolonizationp. 300
Conclusionp. 304
Questionsp. 305
Imperialism and Colonialism: Nationalism and Independencep. 306
The Challenge Facing Anti-Colonial Movements and the Search for Unifying Ideologiesp. 307
The Development of Emancipatory Nationalismp. 309
Organizing Resistance Among the Peoplep. 312
The Diffusion of Emancipatory Nationalism: A Global Perspectivep. 313
Pan-Movementsp. 315
Settlers and Settler Nationalismp. 318
The Messy Reality of the Road to Independencep. 320
Conclusionp. 322
Questionsp. 323
The World We Live in, c. 1948 to Todayp. 324
Imperialism and Colonialism: A Post-Colonial World?p. 324
Cold War Imperialism?p. 325
Economic Neo-Imperialism?p. 334
Cultural Imperialism and Postcolonialismp. 338
The Persistence of Empire?p. 341
Glossaryp. 343
Indexp. 347
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