Empires and Colonies in the Modern World: A Global Perspective

Paperback | June 30, 2015

byHeather Streets-salter, Trevor R. Getz

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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 empiresin 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the Modern World examines numerous issues - including commodity flows, pan-movements, and anti-colonial activism - that superseded the boundaries of colonies and empires entirely.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 thecomplexities of the internal dynamics of individual empires, but also to the constant interactions between empires, and between colonies with different national metropoles.

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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 empiresin a global context, the book pays as much at...

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.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 9.21 × 6.1 × 1.5 inPublished:June 30, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of MapsAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorsTimelineColor Map Insert preceds the IntroductionIntroductionWhy Define?EmpireImperialismColonialismGlobal and ModernLooking AheadPart One The Rise of Early Modern Empires, c.1350-16501. The Forging of Early Modern EmpiresThe Emergence of the Early Modern State SystemA Gunpowder Revolution?Sectoral AlliancesThe Search for LegitimacySub-Saharan African Empires?Conclusion2. Emerging Imperialism and Colonialism in Early Modern EmpiresModels of Early Modern ColonialismThemes in Early Modern ColonialismThe Economic Underpinnings of Early Modern IntegrationImperial Interaction and Grand AlliancesThe Portuguese Estado Da IndiaConclusion3. Intersecting Empires in the AmericasIberian Motivations for Exploration, Trade, and ConquestThe First Iberian Colonies in the AmericasAmerican ImperialismThe Columbian ExchangeIberian Empires in the New WorldConclusionPart Two Atlantic and Asian Empires in a Global Age, c. 1600-18304. The Rise of the Slave/Plantation ComplexCompetition for EmpireNew Europeans in the Americas - English, French, and Dutch Colonial EffortsThe Sugar RevolutionSugar, Slavery, and Transatlantic SocietiesConclusion5. Colonial Societies in the Atlantic WorldThe Role of Identity in HistoryNew Societies, New Peoples in the AmericasNew Societies, New Peoples in Africa and AsiaThe Process of Identity FormationConclusion6. Asian Land Empires in a Global AgeContinuity and Change From the Mid-Seventeenth CenturyOpportunities and ChallengesImperial Strategies and Colonial Modes of RuleQuestioning Imperial DeclineConclusionPart Three Informal Empires? c.1810-18807. Revolutions in the Atlantic WorldThe Seven Years' War and its ConsequencesThe War of American Independence and its LegaciesThe French Revolutionary Wars and the French CaribbeanThe Napoleonic Wars and the Spanish and Portuguese AmericasAtlantic Rebellions and Global Wars in Southern AfricaConclusion8. The Industrial Revolution and the Era of Informal ImperialismInformal Empire - Anti-Imperialist or Imperialist?Industry and EmpireCultures of Informal ImperialismInformal Imperialism in ActionFormal Expansion in the Era of Informal ImperialismConclusion9. Living the Colonial ExperienceModes of GovernanceCommon Themes in Nineteenth-Century ColonialismResisting the Imposition and Effects of Colonial RuleConclusionPart Four The New Imperialism, c. 1870-193010. Dividing the WorldWhat Was the New Imperialism?Why Did the New Imperialism Happen?The Annexation of Burma, 1885The Struggle for the Upper Nile Valley: The Race for Fashoda from British, French, and African Perspectives, 1896-1899Japanese Policy Formation and the Invasion of Korea, 1874-1910Public Opinion in the United States and the Invasion of Haiti, 1915Conclusion11. Strategies of the ColonizedThe Pacification of Vietnam and the Gold CoastImposing Colonial Authority and SovereigntyProblematizing CollaborationProblematizing ResistanceRe-evaluating the Pacification of the Gold Coast and IndochinaConclusion12. The Sinews of the New ImperialismCommoditiesMigrationMissionismWar and Military PowerGender, Sexuality, and RaceConclusionPart Five The Rise and Fall of High Imperialism, c. 1890-197513. Imperial Projects and Colonial PetitionsThe Colonizers' Model of the WorldHierarchy and Colonial Projects in the Era of High ImperialismThe Proconsular State and the Realities of Colonial RuleStrategies of Colonial Subjects: Negotiation, Accommodation, and PetitionConclusion14. Imperial World WarsImperial Ambitions and the First World WarThe Colonial Experience and the First World WarThe Armenian Genocide as a Colonial EventImperial Ambitions and the Second World WarThe Holocaust as a Colonial EventThe Aftermath of the Second World War and Political DecolonizationConclusion15. Unraveling ColonialismThe Challenge Facing Anti-Colonial Movements and the Search for Unifying IdeologiesThe Development of Emancipatory NationalismOrganizaing Resistance Among the PeopleThe Diffusion of Emancipatory Nationalism: A Global PerspectivePan-MovementsSettlers and Settler NationalismThe Messy Reality of the Road to IndependenceConclusionPart Six The World We Live in, 1948 to Today16. Cold War EmpiresA Cold War Imperial System?Soviet and American Cultures of ImperialismCold War ColonialismConclusion17. Imperialism NowCultural Colonialism?Economic Domination?A Modern Chinese Empire?21st Century Soviet and American Empires?ConclusionGlossaryCreditsBibliographyIndex

Editorial Reviews

"At long last we have a truly comprehensive and comparative study of global empires from the early modern era until the twenty-first century. The authors are to be commended for their unfailingly lucid presentation of the entangled processes, in multiple scales and in many places, whichultimately forged the world that we inhabit today. Empires and Colonies represents both an invaluable classroom text and a rich compendium for scholars." --Julia Clancy-Smith, University of Arizona