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Settler Colonialism in the Twentieth Century

Author : Caroline Elkins
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Offering a new interpretation of 20th century imperialism, the authors show how settler communities have shaped landholding policies, laws & race relations across the world. Contexts include the Japanese in Korea, Nazis in Poland & the contested settlements in Israel & Palestine.

Twentieth Century Imperialism

Author : Rajen Harshé
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Harshe (international relations, U. of Hyderabad) examines imperialism both within and beyond the parameters of capitalism, probing such concepts as colonialism and neo- colonialism, sub-imperialism and proto-second tier imperialism, hegemony (in the Gramscian sense), and social imperialism to analyze their theoretical and empirical validity in the context of the Third World. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Twentieth century Colonialism and China

Author : Bryna Goodman
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Colonialism in China was a piecemeal agglomeration that achieved its greatest extent in the first half of the twentieth century, the last edifices falling at the close of the century. The diversity of these colonial arrangements across China's landscape defies systematic characterization. This book investigates the complexities and subtleties of colonialism in China during the first half of the twentieth century. In particular, the contributors examine the interaction between localities and forces of globalization that shaped the particular colonial experiences characterizing much of China's experience at this time. In the process it is clear that an emphasis on interaction, synergy and hybridity can add much to an understanding of colonialism in Twentieth Century China based on the simple binaries of colonizer and colonized, of aggressor and victim, and of a one-way transfer of knowledge and social understanding. To provide some kind of order to the analysis, the chapters in this volume deal in separate sections with colonial institutions of hybridity, colonialism in specific settings, the social biopolitics of colonialism, colonial governance, and Chinese networks in colonial environments. Bringing together an international team of experts, Twentieth Century Colonialism and China is an essential resource for students and scholars of modern Chinese history and colonialism and imperialism.

Power Profit and Politics Volume 15 Part 3

Author : Christopher Baker
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The essays in this book were originally published together as a special issue of the Journal of Modern Asian Studies, released in July 1981. They are reprinted here in their entirety. The essays are concerned with the ways in which Britain's imperial connection with India impinged upon the political, economic and social development of the subcontinent in the first half of the twentieth century.

The Oxford History of the British Empire Volume IV The Twentieth Century

Author : Judith Brown
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The Oxford History of the British Empire is a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. From the founding of colonies in North America and the West Indies in the seventeenth century to the reversion of Hong Kong to China at the end of the twentieth, British imperialism was a catalyst for far-reaching change. The Oxford History of the British Empire as a comprehensive study allows us to understand the end of Empire in relation to its beginnings, the meaning of British imperialism for the ruled as well as the rulers, and the significance of the British Empire as a theme in world history. Volume IV considers many aspects of the 'imperial experience' in the final years of the British Empire, culminating in the mid-century's rapid processes of decolonization. It seeks to understand the men who managed the empire, their priorities and vision, and the mechanisms of control and connection which held the empire together. There are chapters on imperial centres, on the geographical 'periphery' of empire, and on all its connecting mechanisms, including institutions and the flow of people, money, goods, and services. The volume also explores the experience of 'imperial subjects' - in terms of culture, politics, and economics; an experience which culminated in the growth of vibrant, often new, national identities and movements and, ultimately, new nation-states. It concludes with the processes of decolonization which reshaped the political map of the late twentieth-century world.

Britain s Experience of Empire in the Twentieth Century

Author : Andrew Thompson
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The first systematic investigation of the impact of imperialism on twentieth-century Britain.

Imperialism in the Twentieth Century

Author : A. P. Thornton
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Imperialism in the Twentieth Century was first published in 1978. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. "Nothing is filed under the heading 'imperialism' in the archives of any nation-state that owned an empire. Foreign affairs, or external relations, are catalogued there, and a place is found for imperial administration and colonial trade; but 'imperialism' is always a listing in someone else's index, never one's own. It is not the name a government uses to classify the policies it sets in motion. It is the name given them by those who adopt a particular attitude... In our time the attitude toward this control is hostile." With these words A.P. Thornton takes on a complex and elusive term, imperialism,and pursues its meaning and implications in the years of imperial decline. The disappearance of territorial empire, according to Thornton, did not bring imperial impulses to an end, nor did it destroy the power relationships set up in the heyday of empire. Casting a cool eye on the claims of both imperialism and nationalism—the principal countervailing force—Thornton brings imagination, wide learning, and clarifying wit to bear upon a subject that remains significant in the last quarter of the twentieth century.

Monster of the Twentieth Century

Author : Robert Thomas Tierney
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Includes the first English translation of Kotoku Shusui's Imperialism by Robert Thomas Tierney.


Author : J. A. Hobson
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Originally published in 1902, this study expands on the ideas of imperialism which were a key focus of many countries in the early twentieth century, particularly in Great Britain. Hobson starts by outlining the economic origins of imperialism with an analysis on methodology and results, before delving into the theory and practice of Imperialism and its political significance at the turn of the century. This edition was first published in 1938 and was completely revised to reflect the changes that occurred in world history from first publication. This title will be of interest to students of Politics or History.

Imperialism in the Twentieth Century

Author : Archibald Paton Thornton
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