The British Empire: A Selected Bibliography

[This material was assembled by George P. Landow, Professor of English and Art History, Brown University, using the University of Alberta's Victorian Database on a CD-ROM, 1970-1995 See also bibliographies for individual countries, Africa and Slavery.]

Adas, Michael. Prophets of Rebellion: Millenarian Protest Movements Against the European Colonial Order. Chapel Hill, NC: U of North Carolina Press, 1979.

Albertini, Rudolph von, and Wirz, Albert. European Colonial Rule, 1880-1940: The Impact of the West on India, Southeast Asia, and Africa Role. Translated by John G. Williamson. Oxford: Clio; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1982.

Alford, Katrina. "Colonial Women's Employment As Seen By Nineteenth-Century Statisticians and Twentieth-Century Economics Historians." Labour History 1986 (No. 50) 1-10.

Amies, Marion. "The Victorian Governess and Colonial Ideals of Womanhood." Victorian Studies 1988 (31/4) 537-565.

Ansprenger, Franz. The Dissolution of the Colonial Empires. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1989.

Baumgart, Winfried. Imperialism: The Idea and Reality of British and French Colonial Expansion, 1880-1914.Translated by Ben V. Mast. Oxford: Oxford UP; New York: Oxford University Press, 1982.

Blakeley, Brian L. The Colonial Office, 1868-1892. Durham: Duke University Press, 1972.

Brockway, Lucile H. Science and Colonial Expansion: The Role of the British Royal Botanic Gardens. New York, London, Sydney & Toronto: Academic Press, 1979.

Brunschwig, Henri. "De la Resistance Africaine a l'Imperialisme European." Journal of African History 1974 (15) 47-64.

Cain, P. J, and Hopkins, A. G. "The Political Economy of British Expansion Overseas, 1750-1914." Economic History Review 1980 (33) 463-490.

Cain, P. J, and Hopkins, A. G. "Gentlemanly Capitalism and British Expansion Overseas: I. The Old Colonial System, 1688-1850." Economic History Review 1986 (39) 501-525.

Cain, P. J, and Hopkins, A. G. "Gentlemanly Capitalism and British Expansion Overseas: II. New Imperialism, 1850-1945." Economic History Review 1987 (40) 1-26

Casada, James A. "James A. Grant: Victorian Africanist." Historian 1976 (39) 77-94.

Cell, John W. British Colonial Administration in the Mid-Nineteenth Century: The Policy Making Process. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1970

Dirks, Nicholas B., ed. Colonialism and Culture. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan Press, 1992.

Douglas, Roy. Great Nations Still Enchained, 1848-1914: The Cartoonists' Vision of Empire. London: Routledge, 1993.

Ell Amin, Mohammed Nuri. "Sydney Olivier on Socialism and the Colonies." Review of Politics 1977 (39) 521-539.

Emmer, P. C., ed. Colonialism and Migration: Indentured Labour Before and After Slavery. Dordrecht: Nijhoff, 1986.

Featherstone, Donald. Colonial Small Wars, 1837-1901. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1973.

Featherstone, Donald. Victoria's Enemies: An A-Z of British Colonial Warfare. London: Bland ford, 1989.

Fieldhouse, David Kenneth. The Colonial Empires: A Comparative Survey From the Eighteenth Century. London: Macmillan, 1982.

Greenlee, J. G. "Imperial Studies and the Unity of the Empire." Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 1979 (7) 321-335.

Pfeiffer, Steven B. "The Role of the Judiciary in the Constitutional Systems of East Africa." Journal of Modern African Studies 1978 (16) 33-66.

Fieldhouse, D. K. Economics and Empire 1830-1914. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1973.

Fletcher, Laadan. "Early British Colonial School Inspectors: Agents of Imperialism?" History of Education 1982 (11) 281-310.

Francis, Mark. Governors and Settlers: Images of Authority in the British Colonies, 1820-1860. London: Macmillan/ Christchurch, NZ: Canterbury University Press, 1992.

Glendenning, F. J. "Attitudes to Colonialism and Race in British and French History School Books." History of Education 1974 (3/2) 57-72.

Grierson, Edward. The Death of the Imperial Dream: The British Commonwealth Empire, 1775-1969. London: Collins/ Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1972.

Halstead, John P. The Second British Empire: Trade, Philanthropy, and Good Government, 1820-1890. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1983.

Hargreaves, Alec G. "European Identity and the Colonial Frontier." Journal of European Studies 1982 (12) 167-179.

Havinden, Michael, and Meredith, David. Colonialism and Development: Britain and Its Tropical Colonies, 1850-1960. London: Routledge, 1994.

Hechter, Michael. Internal Colonialism: The Celtic Fringe in British National Development, 1536-1966. Berkeley: U of California P/ London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1975.

Heidrich, Joachim, ed. Changing Identities: The Transformation of Asian and African Societies Under Colonialism. Berlin: Das Arabische Buch/Ctr for Modern Oriental Studies, 1994.

Hind, Robert J. "'We have no Colonies' -- Similarities Within the British Imperial Experience." Comparative Studies in Society and History 1984 (26) 3-35.

Hooker, M. B. Legal Pluralism: An Introduction to Colonial and Neo-Colonial Laws. London: Oxford University Press, 1976.

Hopkins, A. G. "Imperial Business in Africa: Part I: Sources." Journal of African History 1976 (17) 29-48.

Hopkins, A. G. "Imperial Business in Africa: Part II: Interpretations." Journal of African History 1976 (17) 267-290.

Huttenback, Robert A. "The British Empire as a 'White Man's Country' -- Racial Attitudes and Immigration Legislation in the Colonies of White Settlement." Journal of British Studies 1973.

Huttenback, Robert A. "No Strangers Within the Gates: Attitudes and Policies Towards the Non-White Residents of the British Empire of Settlement." Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 1973 (1) 271-302.

Huttenback, Robert Arthur. Racism and Empire: White Settlers and Colored Immigrants in the British Self Governing Colonies, 1830-1910. Ithaca, NY & London: Cornell University Press, 1976.

Hyam, Ronald. "The Colonial Office Mind 1900-1914." Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 1979 (8) 30-55.

Hyam, Ronald. "Concubinage and the Colonial Service: The Crewe Circular (1909)" Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 1986 (14/3) 170-186.

Hyam, Ronald. "Empire and Sexual Opportunity." Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 1986 (14/2) 34-90.

JessoPress, David. "The Colonial Stock Act of 1900: A Symptom of the New Imperialism?' Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 1976 (4) 154-163.

Judd, Denis. The Victorian Empire, 1837-1901: A Pictorial History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson/ New York: Praegar Press, 1970.

KESNER, Richard M. "Builders of Empire: The Role of the Crown Agents in Imperial Development, 1880-1914." Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 1977 (5) 310-330.

Kesner, Richard M. Economic Control and Colonial Development. Crown Colony Financial Management in the Age of Joseph Chamberlain. Oxford: Clio P/ Westport, CT: Greenwood P, 1982.

King, Anthony D. Colonial Urban Development: Culture, Social Power and Environment. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1976.

Kittrell, Edward R. "Wakefield's Scheme of Systematic Colonization and Classical Economics."

American Journal of Economics and Sociology 1973.

Lent, John A. Third World Mass Media and Their Search for Modernity: The Case of Commonwealth Caribbean, 1717-1976. Lewisburg: Bucknell UP/ London: Associated University Press, 1977.

Lloyd, Trevor. "Africa and Hobson's Imperialism." Past & Present 1972 (55) 130-153.

MacKenzie, Kenneth. "Some British Reactions to German Colonial Methods, 1885-1907." Historical Journal 1974 (17) 165-175.

Madden, A. F. "'Not for Export': The Westminster Model of Government and British Colonial Practice." Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 1979 (8) 10-29.

Mommsen, Wolfgang J, and Osterhammel, Jurgen, ed. Imperialism and After: Continuties and Discontinuities. London: Allen & Unwin, 1986.

Morrell, W. P. "Colonists and Aborigines in the Early Australian Settlements."

New Zealand Journal of History 1978 (12) 50-61.

Nandy, Ashis. The Intimate Enemy: Loss and Recovery of Self Under Colonialism. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1983.

Platt, D. C. M. "The National Economy and British Imperial Expansion Before 1914." Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 1973 (2) 3-14.

Quaife, G. R. "Religion in Colonial Politics: State Aid and Sectarianism in Victoria, 1856." Journal of Religious History 1978 (10) 178-199.

Reingold, Nathan, and Rothenberg, Marc, ed. Scientific Colonialism: A Cross-Cultural Comparison Papers From a Conference at Melbourne, Australia, 25-30 May 1981. Washington, D. C, & London: Smithsonian Inst Press, 1987.

Reynolds, Lloyd G. Economic Growth in the Third World, 1850-1980. New Haven, CT, & London: Yale University Press, 1985.

Ross, Robert J, and Telkamp, Gerald T., ed. Colonial Cities. Boston: Martinus Nijhoff/Leiden University Press, 1985.

Sanderson, G. N. "The European Partition of Africa: Coincidence or Conjuncture." Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 1974 (3) 1-54.

Shaw, A. G. L., ed. Great Britain and the Colonies, 1815-1865. London: Methuen, 1970

Sheets-Pyenson, Susan. "Cathedrals of Science: The Development of Colonial Natural History Museums During the Late Nineteenth Century." History of Science 1987 (25) 279-300.

Sheets-Pyenson, Susan. Cathedrals of Science: The Development of Colonial Natural History Museums During the Late Nineteenth Century. Kingston & Montreal & London: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1989.

Sheets-Pyenson, Susan. "How to 'Grow' a Natural History Museum: The Building of Colonial Collections, 1850-1900." Archives of Natural History 1988 (15) 121-147.

Stembridge, Stanley R. Parliament, the Press, and the Colonies, 1846-1880. New York: Garland, 1982.

Stoddart, Brian. "Sport, Cultural Imperialism, and Colonial Response in the British Empire." Comparative Studies in Society and History 1988 (30) 649-673.

Swinfen, D. B. Imperial Control of Colonial Legislation, 1813-1865: A Study of British Policy towards Colonial Legislative Powers. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1970.

Will, H. A. "Colonial Policy and Economic Development in the West Indies, 1895-1903." Economic History Review 1971 (23) 129-147.

WILSON, Henry S. The Imperial Experience in Sub-Saharan Africa Since 1870. Edited by Boyd Shafer. Minneapolis & London: U of Minnesota P/Oxford UP, 1977. [Vol VIII of 'Europe and the World in the Age of Expansion.']

Winks, Robin W. "On Decolonization and Informal Empire." American Historical Review 1976 (81) 540-556.

Winn, Peter. "British Informal Empire in Uruguay in the Nineteenth Century."

Past & Present 1976 (No. 73) 100-126.

Youe, C. P. "Imperial Land Policy in Swaziland and the African Response." Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 1978 (7) 56-70.

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