Reviews

Author: 
Timothy Stapleton
Reviewer: 
Patrick M. Kirkwood

Kirkwood on Stapleton, 'African Police and Soldiers in Colonial Zimbabwe, 1923-80'

Timothy Stapleton. African Police and Soldiers in Colonial Zimbabwe, 1923-80. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2011. xii + 313 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-58046-380-5.

Reviewed by Patrick M. Kirkwood (Central Michigan University) Published on H-Empire (May, 2012) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Florencia E. Mallon, ed.
Reviewer: 
Chris Herbert

Herbert on Mallon, 'Decolonizing Native Histories: Collaboration, Knowledge, and Language in the Americas'

Florencia E. Mallon, ed. Decolonizing Native Histories: Collaboration, Knowledge, and Language in the Americas. Narrating Native Histories Series. Durham: Duke University Press, 2012. vi + 262 pp. $89.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5137-5; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5152-8.

Reviewed by Chris Herbert (Grand Valley State University) Published on H-Empire (May, 2012) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Julian Go
Reviewer: 
Clara Altman

Altman on Julian Go, 'Patterns of Empire: The British and American Empires, 1688 to the Present'

Julian Go. Patterns of Empire: The British and American Empires, 1688 to the Present. New York: Cambridge, 2011. 302 pp. $28.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-107-60078-2.

Reviewed by Clara Altman (Brandeis University) Published on H-Empire (May, 2012) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Modern Imperial Formations and the End of American Exceptionalism

Author: 
Kariann Akemi Yokota
Reviewer: 
Lou Roper

Roper on Yokota, 'Unbecoming British: How Revolutionary America Became a Postcolonial Nation'

Kariann Akemi Yokota. Unbecoming British: How Revolutionary America Became a Postcolonial Nation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. xii + 354 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-539342-2.

Reviewed by Lou Roper (Dept. of History, State University of New York--New Paltz) Published on H-Empire (April, 2012) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

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

The Place for Me

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

Author: 
Jeremy Black
Reviewer: 
Andrew Keating

Keating on Black, 'The Great War and the Making of the Modern World'

Jeremy Black. The Great War and the Making of the Modern World. London: Continuum, 2011. xv + 337 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8264-4093-8.

Reviewed by Andrew Keating (University of California, Berkeley) Published on H-Empire (January, 2012) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

No Longer A Mindless Slaughter: Revising the Great War

Author: 
Toyin Falola, Emily Brownell, A. G. Hopkins, eds.
Reviewer: 
Angela Thompsell

Thompsell on Falola and Brownell and Hopkins, 'Africa, Empire and Globalization: Essays in Honor of A. G. Hopkins'

Toyin Falola, Emily Brownell, A. G. Hopkins, eds. Africa, Empire and Globalization: Essays in Honor of A. G. Hopkins. Durham: Carolina Academic Press, 2011. xxiv + 657 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-59460-915-2.

Reviewed by Angela Thompsell (The College at Brockport, SUNY) Published on H-Empire (January, 2012) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Theodore Koditschek
Reviewer: 
Bernard Porter

Porter on Koditschek, 'Liberalism, Imperialism, and the Historical Imagination: Nineteenth-Century Visions of a Greater Britain'

Theodore Koditschek. Liberalism, Imperialism, and the Historical Imagination: Nineteenth-Century Visions of a Greater Britain. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 368 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-76791-0.

Reviewed by Bernard Porter (University of Newcastle) Published on H-Empire (December, 2011) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Imperium et Libertas

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