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By Barbara Harlow,Mia Carter

ISBN-10: 0822331527

ISBN-13: 9780822331520

ISBN-10: 0822331896

ISBN-13: 9780822331896

A wealthy selection of fundamental fabrics, the multivolume Archives of Empire provides a documentary background of nineteenth-century British imperialism from the Indian subcontinent to the Suez Canal to southernmost Africa. Barbara Harlow and Mia Carter have rigorously chosen a various diversity of texts that tune the debates over imperialism within the ranks of the army, the corridors of political strength, the lobbies of missionary organisations, the halls of royal geographic and ethnographic societies, the boardrooms of buying and selling businesses, the editorial workplaces of significant newspapers, and far-flung elements of the empire itself. targeting a specific zone and historic interval, each one quantity in Archives of Empire is equipped into sections preceded by way of short introductions. records together with mercantile corporation charters, parliamentary files, explorers’ bills, and political cartoons are complemented by means of timelines, maps, and bibligraphies. special assets for academics and scholars, those volumes exhibit the complexities of nineteenth-century colonialism and emphasize its enduring relevance to the “global markets” of the twenty-first century.

While concentrating on the growth of the British Empire, The Scramble for Africa illuminates the serious nineteenth-century contest between ecu international locations over Africa’s land, humans, and assets. Highlighting the 1885 Berlin convention during which Britain, France, Germany, Portugal, and Italy partitioned Africa between themselves, this assortment follows British conflicts with different countries over varied areas in addition to its eventual problem to Leopold of Belgium’s rule of the Congo. The reviews, speeches, treatises, proclamations, letters, and cartoons assembled right here comprise works via Henry M. Stanley, David Livingstone, Joseph Conrad, G. W. F. Hegel, Winston Churchill, Charles Darwin, and Arthur Conan Doyle. a couple of items spotlight the proliferation of businesses chartered to pursue Africa’s gold, diamonds, and oil—particularly Cecil J. Rhodes’s British South Africa corporation and Frederick Lugard’s Royal Niger corporation. different files describe debacles at the continent—such because the defeat of basic Gordon in Khartoum and the Anglo-Boer War—and the feedback of imperial maneuvers by means of proto-human rights activists together with George Washington Williams, Mark Twain, Olive Schreiner, and E.D. Morel.

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