Reviews

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

Author: 
Donald A. Yerxa, ed.
Reviewer: 
Toby Harper

Harper on Yerxa, 'British Abolitionism and the Question of Moral Progress in History'


Donald A. Yerxa, ed. British Abolitionism and the Question of Moral Progress in History. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2012. vi + 286 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61117-015-3.

Reviewed by Toby Harper (Columbia University)
Published on H-Empire (July, 2013)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Moral Progress without Empire

Author: 
Rick Baldoz
Reviewer: 
Stephanie Hinnershitz-Hutchinson

Hinnershitz-Hutchinson on Baldoz, 'The Third Asiatic Invasion: Empire and Migration in Filipino America, 1898-1946'


Rick Baldoz. The Third Asiatic Invasion: Empire and Migration in Filipino America, 1898-1946. New York: New York University Press, 2011. viii + 301 pp. $79.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-9108-0; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8147-9109-7.

Reviewed by Stephanie Hinnershitz-Hutchinson (University of Maryland)
Published on H-Empire (May, 2013)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
David French
Reviewer: 
Brian Drohan

Drohan on French, 'Army, Empire, and Cold War: The British Army and Military Policy, 1945-1971'


David French. Army, Empire, and Cold War: The British Army and Military Policy, 1945-1971. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. x + 335 pp. $150.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-954823-1.

Reviewed by Brian Drohan (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill)
Published on H-Empire (May, 2013)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Benjamin Claude Brower
Reviewer: 
Matthew Lauzon

Lauzon on Brower, 'A Desert Named Peace: The Violence of France's Empire in the Algerian Sahara, 1844-1902'


Benjamin Claude Brower. A Desert Named Peace: The Violence of France's Empire in the Algerian Sahara, 1844-1902. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011. 480 pp. $26.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-15493-2.

Reviewed by Matthew Lauzon
Published on H-Empire (April, 2013)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Karen M. Kern
Reviewer: 
Denise Jenison

Jenison on Kern, 'Imperial Citizen: Marriage and Citizenship in the Ottoman Frontier Provinces of Iraq'


Karen M. Kern. Imperial Citizen: Marriage and Citizenship in the Ottoman Frontier Provinces of Iraq. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2011. xiv + 186 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8156-3285-6.

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

Marriage in the Service of Empire

Author: 
Giordano Nanni
Reviewer: 
Jonathan Anuik

Anuik on Nanni, 'The Colonisation of Time: Ritual, Routine and Resistance in the British Empire'


Giordano Nanni. The Colonisation of Time: Ritual, Routine and Resistance in the British Empire. Studies in Imperialism Series. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012. xviii + 254 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7190-8271-9.

Reviewed by Jonathan Anuik (University of Alberta)
Published on H-Empire (February, 2013)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

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