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Modern Imperialism and Colonialism: A Global Perspective, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Trevor Getz, Heather Streets-Salter

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 26, 2010

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For courses in Imperialism/Colonialism as well as the second half of the World History survey course, this textbook addresses modern imperialism and colonialism from a truly global and holistic perspective. 

 

From the formation of centralized gunpowder empires in Eurasia and parts of Africa to the demise of the bi-polar Cold War world, Modern Imperialism and Colonialism investigates our evolving understanding of the origins, nature, mechanisms, and demise of modern empires.  It evaluates empires as structures and also explores the doctrines, ideologies, and practices of imperialism and colonial rule.

Table of Contents

Maps

 

Preface

 

Introduction

Why Define?

Empire

Imperialism

Colonialism

Global and Modern

Questions

 

Part I: The Rise of Early Modern Empires, c.1350-1650

 

Chapter 1: Empire: The Emergence of Early Modern States and Empires in Eurasia and Africa

The Emergence of the Early Modern State System

A Gunpowder Revolution

Sectoral Alliances

The Search for Legitimacy

Sub-Saharan African Empires?

Conclusion

Questions

 

Chapter 2: Imperialism and Colonialism: Imperial Interaction and Nascent Colonialism in Early Modern Eurasia and North Africa

Models of Early Modern Colonialism

Themes in Early Modern Colonialism

The Economic Underpinnings of Early Modern Integration

Imperial Interaction and Grand Alliances

The Portuguese Estado da India

Conclusion

Questions

 

Chapter 3: Imperialism: Intersecting Empires in the Americas

Iberian Motivations for Exploration, Trade, and Conquest

The First Iberian Colonies in the Americas

American Imperialism

The Columbian Exchange

Iberian Empires in the New World

Questions

 

Part II: Atlantic and Asian Empires in a Global Age, c.1600-1830

 

Chapter 4: Colonialism: Competition for Empire and the Rise of the Slave/Plantation Complex

Competition for Empire

New Europeans in the Americas–English, French, and Dutch Colonial Efforts

The Sugar Revolution

Sugar, Slavery, and Transatlantic Societies

Questions

 

Chapter 5: Empire: Empire, Identity, and the Making of New Societies in the Atlantic World

The Role of Identity in History

New Societies, New Peoples in the Americas

New Societies, New Peoples in Africa and Asia

The Process of Identity Formation

Questions

 

Chapter 6: Imperialism and Colonialism: Asian Land Empires in a Global Age

Continuity and Change from the Mid-17th Century

Opportunities and Challenges

Imperial Strategies and Colonial Modes of Rule

Questioning Imperial Decline

Questions

 

Part III: Informal Empires?, c.1810-1880

 

Chapter 7: Empire: Revolutions in the Atlantic World

The Seven Years’ War and its Consequences

The War of American Independence and Its Legacies

The French Revolutionary Wars and the French Caribbean

The Napoleonic Wars and the Spanish and Portuguese Americas

Atlantic Rebellions and Global Wars in Southern Africa

Conclusion

Questions

 

Chapter 8: Imperialism: The Industrial Revolution and the Era of Informal Imperialism

Informal Empire–Anti-imperialist or Imperialist?

Industry and Empire

Cultures of Informal Imperialism

Informal Imperialism in Action

Formal Expansion in the Era of Informal Imperialism

Conclusion

Questions

 

Chapter 9: Colonialism: Change, Response, and Resistance in the Colonies

Modes of Governance

Common Themes in Nineteenth Century Colonialism

Resistance to the Imposition and Effects of Colonial Rule

Conclusion

Questions

 

Part IV: The New Imperialism, c.1870-1930

 

Chapter 10: Imperialism: The New Imperialism and the Scramble for Colonies

What Was the New Imperialism?

Why Did the New Imperialism Happen?

The Annexation of Burma 1885

The Struggle for the Upper Nile Valley: The Race for Fashoda from British, French, and African Perspectives, 1896—1899

Japanese Policy Formation and the Invasion of Korea (1874—1910)

Public Opinion in the U.S. and the Invasion of Haiti (1915)

Conclusion

Questions

  

Chapter 11: Colonialism: Colonial Subjects and the "Pacification" of Colonies in the Era of the New Imperialism

The “Pacification” of Vietnam and the Gold Coast

Imposing Colonial Authority and Sovereignty

Problematizing “Collaboration”

Problematizing “Resistance”

Re-evaluating the “Pacification” of the Gold Coast and Indochine

Conclusions

Questions

 

Chapter 12: Empire: The Sinews of the New Imperialism

Commodities

Migration

Missionism

War and Military Power

Gender, Sexuality, and Race

Conclusion

Questions

 

Part V: The Rise and Fall of High Imperialism, c.1890-1975

 

Chapter 13: Imperialism and Colonialism: Imperial Projects and Colonial Petitions in the High Imperial Era

The “Colonizers’ Model of the World”

Hierarchy and Colonial Projects in the Era of High Imperialism

The Proconsular State and the Realities of Colonial Rule

Strategies of Colonial Subjects: Negotiation, Accommodation, and Petition

Conclusion

Questions

 

Chapter 14: Empire: Imperial World Wars and the Slow March towards Decolonization

Imperial Ambitions and the First World War

The Colonial Experience and the First World War

The Armenian Genocide as a Colonial Event

Imperial Ambitions and the Second World War

The Colonial Experience and the Second World War

The Holocaust as a Colonial Event

The Aftermath of the Second World War and Political Decolonization

Conclusions

Questions

 

Chapter 15: Imperialism and Colonialism: Nationalism and Independence

The Challenge Facing Anti-colonial Movements and the Search for Unifying Ideologies

The Development of Emancipatory Nationalism

Organizing Resistance among “The People”

The Diffusion of Emancipatory Nationalism: A Global Perspective

Pan-Movements

Settlers and Settler Nationalism

The Messy Reality of the Road to Independence

The Messy Reality of the Road to Independence

Conclusions

Questions

 

Part VI: The World We Live in, c.1948-Today

 

Chapter 16: Imperialism and Colonialism: A Post-colonial World?

Cold War Imperialism?

Economic Neo-imperialism?

Cultural Imperialism and Postcolonialism

The Persistence of Empire?

 

Glossary

 

Index

 

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