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Recent Discussions

CFC: "1914-1918-Online," Ottoman Empire, Middle East and East Asia Encyclopedia Sections

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Subject Fields: 
Chinese History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Middle East History / Studies, South Asian History / Studies, South

ANN: "Decolonization and the Politics of Wildlife in Africa" Conference Report

The establishment of European colonial rule on the African continent not only involved the colonization of nature, but essentially meant colonization through nature. But in how far did decolonization across Africa south of the Sahara equally affect the sphere of ecology and relationships between humans and wildlife? Have Africa’s wild animals ever been decolonized?

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Wayne E. Lee, ed.
Reviewer: 
Rainer Buschmann

Buschmann on Lee, 'Empires and Indigenes: Intercultural Alliance, Imperial Expansion, and Warfare in the Early Modern World'

Wayne E. Lee, ed. Empires and Indigenes: Intercultural Alliance, Imperial Expansion, and Warfare in the Early Modern World. New York: New York University Press, 2011. 320 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-5308-8; $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8147-5311-8.

Reviewed by Rainer Buschmann (California State University Channel Islands) Published on H-Empire (February, 2012) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Damon Ieremia Salesa
Reviewer: 
Michelle Tusan

Tusan on Salesa, 'Racial Crossings: Race, Intermarriage, and the Victorian British Empire'

Damon Ieremia Salesa. Racial Crossings: Race, Intermarriage, and the Victorian British Empire. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. 320 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-960415-9.

Reviewed by Michelle Tusan (History at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas) Published on H-Empire (February, 2012) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Island Stories

Author: 
Tom Brooking, Eric Pawson
Reviewer: 
Toby Harper

Harper on Brooking and Pawson, 'Seeds of Empire: The Environmental Transformation of New Zealand'

Tom Brooking, Eric Pawson. Seeds of Empire: The Environmental Transformation of New Zealand. London: I.B. Tauris, 2011. 256 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-85771-920-1.

Reviewed by Toby Harper (Columbia University) Published on H-Empire (January, 2012) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Growing Grass

Author: 
Bill Nasson
Reviewer: 
Scott Spencer

Spencer on Nasson, 'The War for South Africa: The Anglo-Boer War'

Bill Nasson. The War for South Africa: The Anglo-Boer War. Cape Town: NB Publishers: Tafelberg, 2010. 352 pp. + 16 pp. of plates. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-624-04809-1.

Reviewed by Scott Spencer (University of Virginia) Published on H-Empire (January, 2012) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

The Velvet Glove or the Iron Fist: The Means to End the White Civil War

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