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Sources Elsewhere: Colonialism
From Our Library: Books on Colonialism
Below are just some examples of the library's materials on Coloniaism.
Black in Latin America by
Call Number: 980 GAT
Publication Date: 2011-07-30
Brazil : "May Exú give me the power of speech" -- Mexico : "The black grandma in the closet" -- Peru : the black soul of Peru -- The Dominican Republic : "Black behind the ears" -- Haiti : "From my ashes I rise; God is my cause and my sword" (motto on King Henri Christophe's Haitian flag, 1811-1820) -- Cuba : the next Cuban revolution.
Call Number: REF 973.2 PAG Vols. 1-3
Publication Date: 2003-09-16
Deals with "modern" colonialism, from about 1400 C.E. to the present. Entries cover geographical concepts and entities, ideas, events, peoples and individuals, among a slew of other topics.
Colonialism and the Revolutionary Period by
Call Number: REF 810.912 PHI
Publication Date: 2005-12-01
The first 300 years -- The literature of Puritanism -- Aspects of Colonial American culture -- The literature of the American enlightenment -- The literature of the American Revolution -- Literary and cultural visions of the New World -- Timeline.
Empire's End by
Call Number: 950 KEA
Publication Date: 1997-05-09
Keay provides a solid overview of the British, French, Dutch, and American empires in the Far East, concentrating on the years after 1930. He examines the effects of the Pacific War on empire and on the emerging nationalistic movements. He also discusses the Vietnam War and insurgency movements and ends by speculating on the future of Hong Kong.
Shameful Flight by
Call Number: 954.03 WOL
Publication Date: 2006-10-02
Britain's precipitous and ill-planned disengagement from India in 1947--condemned as a "shameful flight" by Winston Churchill--had a truly catastrophic effect on South Asia, leaving hundreds of thousands of people dead in its wake and creating a legacy of chaos, hatred, and war that has lasted over half a century. Here is the dramatic story of a truly pivotal moment in the history of India, Pakistan, and Britain, an event that ignited fires of continuing political unrest that still burn in South Asia.
The British Empire by
Call Number: 940.55 LAC
Publication Date: 2000-03-01
Examines the events leading to expansion of the British Empire and the variety of reasons for its eventual decline in the twentieth century.
From Our Library: DVDs on Colonialism
Below are just some examples of the library's visual materials on Colonialism.
Black in Latin America
Call Number: DVD 980 GAT
Publication Date: 2011
Henry Louis Gates Jr. travels to Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Brazil, Mexico and Peru to discover the African influence on Latin America. He examines the shared legacy of colonialism and slavery in a region that imported ten times as many slaves as the United States, and kept them in bondage far longer. Gates finds that the influence of people of African descent has had a massive influence on the history and culture of Latin America and the Caribbean, despite sometimes being forgotten or ignored.
The British Empire in Color
Call Number: DVD 940.55 BRI
Publication Date: 2002
Shows the story of the British Empire, its rulers and the ruled, during the 20th century.
Wind of Change: The End of Colonialism in Africa
Call Number: DVD 960.1 WIN
Publication Date: 2002
Discusses nationalism in black Africa through the experiences of the Gold Coast, French Guinea, and the Belgian Congo, the first colonies to gain independence after World War II. Also considers the effects on Africa of the Cold War between the United States and Soviet Union.
From Our Library: Articles on World History Topics
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