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H-Empire seeks to bring together scholars and others interested in sharing resources, research and questions concerning the origin, development, working and decline of empires, rather broadly defined across academic disciplines and professional interests, chronological time periods, and geographical regions.

Recent Discussions

ANN: New and Forthcoming Publications

Dear H-Empire members,

Please continue to send me new and forthcoming publications so that I can include them in this recurrent series of posts.

This is a list of new and forthcoming publications of interest to members:

 

Rosaria Franco, “Chinese Refugee Children and Empires: The Politics of International Adoptions in Cold War Hong Kong”, The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History (2017). DOI: 10.1080/03086534.2017.1408227

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Edward A. Alpers
Reviewer: 
Sumit Guha

Guha on Alpers, 'The Indian Ocean in World History'

Edward A. Alpers. The Indian Ocean in World History. New Oxford World History Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 172 pp. Illustrations, maps. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-533787-7; $44.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-516593-7.

Reviewed by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-Empire (October, 2015) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed (Elizabeth City State University)

Author: 
Jim Tomlinson
Reviewer: 
Timothy Forest

Forest on Tomlinson, 'Dundee and the Empire: 'Juteopolis' 1850-1939'

Jim Tomlinson. Dundee and the Empire: 'Juteopolis' 1850-1939. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014. 233 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7486-8615-5.

Reviewed by Timothy Forest (University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash) Published on H-Empire (July, 2015) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

A Local Analysis of an Imperial Dilemma: The Rise and Fall of Jute, Dundee, and the British Empire, 1850-1939

Author: 
John Patrick Walsh
Reviewer: 
Christienna Fryar

Fryar on Walsh, 'Free and French in the Caribbean: Toussaint Louverture, Aimé Césaire, and Narratives of Loyal Opposition'

John Patrick Walsh. Free and French in the Caribbean: Toussaint Louverture, Aimé Césaire, and Narratives of Loyal Opposition. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013. x + 193 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-00627-1; $26.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-00630-1.

Reviewed by Christienna Fryar (SUNY Buffalo State) Published on H-Empire (July, 2015) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

The Limits of French Republican Imperialism

Author: 
Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman
Reviewer: 
Gregg French

French on Cobbs Hoffman, 'American Umpire'

Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman. American Umpire. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013. 442 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-05547-6.

Reviewed by Gregg French (Western University) Published on H-Empire (July, 2015) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Reinforcing American Exceptionalism in an Era of Multipolarity

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