Welcome to H-Empire, H-Net's network on colonial and imperial studies!

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: Frederick Douglass Book Prize

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History are pleased to announce the twentieth annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize, an annual award for the most outstanding non-fiction book in English copyrighted in the year 2017 on the subject of slavery, resistance, and/or abolition. Beginning on January 2, 2018, we invite you to submit books that meet these criteria.

CFP (Reminder): “Rebellion as Revolution in the Caribbean during the Age of Revolutions” (AHA Panel proposal)

A reminder that if you would like to be part of this panel to send your abstract and CV to leliot@email.sc.edu by February 7.

CfP – “Rebellion as Revolution in the Caribbean during the Age of Revolutions” (AHA Panel proposal)

ANN: New Articles of Interest in the Pacific Historical Review

The Pacific Historical Review recently published the following articles that may interest H-Empire list subscribers:

- “Protecting Slaves and Aborigines: The Legacies of European Colonialism in the British Empire” by Christina Twomey

- “A Voice for Slaves: The Office of the Fiscal in Berbice and the Beginning of Protection in the British Empire, 1819-1834” by Trevor Burnard

- “Archives of Protection: Language, Dispossession, and Resistance in 1840s Port Phillip District and New Zealand” by Rachel Standfield

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
F. K. Prochaska
Reviewer: 
Patrick M. Kirkwood

Kirkwood on Prochaska, 'Eminent Victorians on American Democracy: The View from Albion'

F. K. Prochaska. Eminent Victorians on American Democracy: The View from Albion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. vii + 169 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-964061-4.

Reviewed by Patrick M. Kirkwood (Central Michigan University) Published on H-Empire (February, 2013) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Peter Sarris
Reviewer: 
Joseph Frechette

Frechette on Sarris, 'Empires of Faith: The Fall of Rome to the Rise of Islam, 500-700'

Peter Sarris. Empires of Faith: The Fall of Rome to the Rise of Islam, 500-700. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. xi + 428 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-926126-0.

Reviewed by Joseph Frechette (University of Maryland) Published on H-Empire (February, 2013) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Rome and Its Successors

Author: 
Matthew G. Stanard
Reviewer: 
Elizabeth Stice

Stice on Stanard, 'Selling the Congo: A History of European Pro-Empire Propaganda and the Making of Belgian Imperialism'

Matthew G. Stanard. Selling the Congo: A History of European Pro-Empire Propaganda and the Making of Belgian Imperialism. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2011. 387 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-3777-3.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Stice (Palm Beach Atlantic University) Published on H-Empire (January, 2013) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Robert Trent Vinson
Reviewer: 
Paul Landau

Landau on Vinson, 'The Americans Are Coming! Dreams of African American Liberation in Segregationist South Africa'

Robert Trent Vinson. The Americans Are Coming! Dreams of African American Liberation in Segregationist South Africa. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2012. xv + 235 pp. $32.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8214-1986-1.

Reviewed by Paul Landau (University of Maryland and Fellow, University of Johannesburg) Published on H-Empire (January, 2013) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

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