Reviews

Author: 
David Sunderland
Reviewer: 
Sumit Guha

Guha on Sunderland, 'Financing the Raj: the City of London and Colonial India, 1858-1940'

David Sunderland. Financing the Raj: the City of London and Colonial India, 1858-1940. Woodbridge: Boydell, 2013. viii + 240 pages. ISBN 978-1-84383-795-4.

Reviewed by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-Empire (April, 2014) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Guha on Sunderland, Financing the Raj: the City of London and Colonial India, 1858-1940

Author: 
Elizabeth Sinn
Reviewer: 
Mathew Brundage

Brundage on Sinn, 'Pacific Crossing: California Gold, Chinese Migration, and the Making of Hong Kong'

Elizabeth Sinn. Pacific Crossing: California Gold, Chinese Migration, and the Making of Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2013. xviii + 454 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-988-8139-71-2.

Reviewed by Mathew Brundage (Kent State University) Published on H-Empire (February, 2014) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Relocation and Reexamination: Hong Kong and the “Pacific World”

Author: 
David Igler
Reviewer: 
Ronald Schultz

Schultz on Igler, 'The Great Ocean: Pacific Worlds from Captain Cook to the Gold Rush'

David Igler. The Great Ocean: Pacific Worlds from Captain Cook to the Gold Rush. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. 255 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-991495-1.

Reviewed by Ronald Schultz (University of Wyoming) Published on H-Empire (January, 2014) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Bright Lights and Shadows in the Eastern Pacific

Author: 
Owen White, J. P. Daughton, eds.
Reviewer: 
Elise Franklin

Franklin on White and Daughton, 'In God's Empire: French Missionaries and the Modern World'

Owen White, J. P. Daughton, eds. In God's Empire: French Missionaries and the Modern World. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. xi + 324 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-539644-7.

Reviewed by Elise Franklin (Boston College) Published on H-Empire (January, 2014) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

A Mission to Moralize? French Missionaries in the Empire and Beyond

Author: 
Michelle Marchetti Coughlin
Reviewer: 
Liberty Sproat

Sproat on Coughlin, 'One Colonial Woman's World: The Life and Writings of Mehetabel Chandler Coit'

Michelle Marchetti Coughlin. One Colonial Woman's World: The Life and Writings of Mehetabel Chandler Coit. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2012. xxvii + 255 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-55849-966-9; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-55849-967-6.

Reviewed by Liberty Sproat (History, Purdue University) Published on H-Empire (January, 2014) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Sadiah Qureshi
Reviewer: 
Lara Atkin

Atkin on Qureshi, 'Peoples on Parade: Exhibitions, Empire, and Anthropology in Nineteenth-Century Britain'

Sadiah Qureshi. Peoples on Parade: Exhibitions, Empire, and Anthropology in Nineteenth-Century Britain. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. 382 S. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-70096-0.

Reviewed by Lara Atkin (Queen Mary, University of London) Published on H-Empire (January, 2014) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Partha Chatterjee
Reviewer: 
Marsha R. Robinson

Robinson on Chatterjee, 'The Black Hole of Empire: History of a Global Practice of Power'

Partha Chatterjee. The Black Hole of Empire: History of a Global Practice of Power. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012. xiv + 425 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-15200-4; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-691-15201-1.

Reviewed by Marsha R. Robinson (Miami University (Ohio)) Published on H-Empire (December, 2013) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

The Bengali Cradle of Modern British Imperialism?

Author: 
Anthony Cox
Reviewer: 
Jonathan E. Robins

Robins on Cox, 'Empire, Industry and Class: The Imperial Nexus of Jute, 1840-1940'

Anthony Cox. Empire, Industry and Class: The Imperial Nexus of Jute, 1840-1940. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2013. xvi + 270 pp. $155.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-50616-8.

Reviewed by Jonathan E. Robins (Michigan Technological University) Published on H-Empire (December, 2013) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

A Tale of Two Cities?: Jute, Empire, and the Imperial Working Class in Dundee and Calcutta

Author: 
Mary Nolan
Reviewer: 
Gregg French

French on Nolan, 'The Transatlantic Century: Europe and the United States, 1890–2010'

Mary Nolan. The Transatlantic Century: Europe and the United States, 1890–2010. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 406 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-87167-9; $28.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-69221-2.

Reviewed by Gregg French (Western University) Published on H-Empire (December, 2013) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Mary Nolan’s Challenge to the American Century

Author: 
James Kennedy
Reviewer: 
Michael Beauchamp

Beauchamp on Kennedy, 'Liberal Nationalisms: Empire, State, and Civil Society in Scotland and Quebec'

James Kennedy. Liberal Nationalisms: Empire, State, and Civil Society in Scotland and Quebec. Montréal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2013. 322 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7735-3898-6.

Reviewed by Michael Beauchamp (Texas A&M University at Qatar) Published on H-Empire (November, 2013) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

The Sociological Basis for Liberalism and Nationalism within Empire

Author: 
Timothy Parsons
Reviewer: 
Steven Patterson

Patterson on Parsons, 'The Rule of Empires: Those Who Built Them, Those Who Endured Them, and Why They Always Fall'

Timothy Parsons. The Rule of Empires: Those Who Built Them, Those Who Endured Them, and Why They Always Fall. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. 496 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-993115-6.

Reviewed by Steven Patterson (Mississippi College) Published on H-Empire (October, 2013) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

License to Loot: Imperial Violence as a Way of Life

Author: 
Margaret Werry
Reviewer: 
Matthew Phillips

Phillips on Werry, 'The Tourist State: Performing Leisure, Liberalism, and Race in New Zealand'

Margaret Werry. The Tourist State: Performing Leisure, Liberalism, and Race in New Zealand. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011. Illustrations, glossary. xxxix + 313 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8166-6605-8; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8166-6606-5.

Reviewed by Matthew Phillips (Kent State University) Published on H-Empire (September, 2013) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
David A. McMurray, Amanda Ufheil-Somers, eds.
Reviewer: 
Denise Jenison

Jenison on McMurray and Ufheil-Somers, 'The Arab Revolts: Dispatches on Militant Democracy in the Middle East'

David A. McMurray, Amanda Ufheil-Somers, eds. The Arab Revolts: Dispatches on Militant Democracy in the Middle East. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013. ix + 260 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-00968-5; $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-00975-3.

Reviewed by Denise Jenison (Kent State University) Published on H-Empire (September, 2013) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

The Roots of the Arab Spring

Author: 
John Crowley
Reviewer: 
John McAleer

McAleer on Crowley, 'Imperial Landscapes: Britain's Global Visual Culture, 1745-1820'

John Crowley. Imperial Landscapes: Britain's Global Visual Culture, 1745-1820. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011. Illustrations. 320 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-17050-4.

Reviewed by John McAleer (University of Southampton) Published on H-Empire (August, 2013) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Lynette Russell
Reviewer: 
Vincent O'Malley

O'Malley on Russell, 'Roving Mariners: Australian Aboriginal Whalers and Sealers in the Southern Oceans, 1790-1870'

Lynette Russell. Roving Mariners: Australian Aboriginal Whalers and Sealers in the Southern Oceans, 1790-1870. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2012. xiv + 221 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-4423-9; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4384-4424-6.

Reviewed by Vincent O'Malley (HistoryWorks) Published on H-Empire (July, 2013) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

The Hybrid World of Whaling and Sealing

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