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.

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ANN: Ristow Prize for the Best Essay in the History of Cartography, Sponsored by the Washington Map Society

Students of the history of cartography are invited to submit papers for the 2019 Ristow Prize competition. Undergraduate, graduate, and first-year postdoctoral students of any nationality are eligible to compete.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Neville Kirk
Reviewer: 
Evan Smith

Smith on Kirk, 'Labour and the Politics of Empire: Britain and Australia, 1900 to the Present'

Neville Kirk. Labour and the Politics of Empire: Britain and Australia, 1900 to the Present. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2011. 336 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7190-8079-1.

Reviewed by Evan Smith (School of Law, Flinders University) Published on H-Empire (April, 2012) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Labour and Empire

Author: 
Kwasi Kwarteng
Reviewer: 
Richard N. Price

Price on Gott, 'Britain's Empire: Resistance, Repression and Revolt' and Kwarteng, 'Ghosts of Empire: Britain's Legacies in the Modern World'

Richard Gott. Britain's Empire: Resistance, Repression and Revolt. New York: Verso Books, 2011. 480 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84467-738-2.Kwasi Kwarteng. Ghosts of Empire: Britain's Legacies in the Modern World. New York: PublicAffairs, 2012. 488 pp. $29.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61039-120-7.

Author: 
Ala A. Alryyes
Reviewer: 
Hilary Green

Green on Alryyes, 'A Muslim American Slave: The Life of Omar Ibn Said'

Ala A. Alryyes. A Muslim American Slave: The Life of Omar Ibn Said. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2011. xii + 222 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-299-24954-0; ISBN 978-0-299-24953-3.

Reviewed by Hilary Green (Elizabeth City State University) Published on H-Empire (March, 2012) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Anne Spry Rush
Reviewer: 
Radhika Natarajan

Natarajan on Rush, 'Bonds of Empire: West Indians and Britishness from Victoria to Decolonization'

Anne Spry Rush. Bonds of Empire: West Indians and Britishness from Victoria to Decolonization. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. 320 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-958855-8.

Reviewed by Radhika Natarajan (University of California, Berkeley) Published on H-Empire (March, 2012) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

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