Bibliography: Colonialism and Imperialism


  • Armitage, David, ed. Theories of Empire, 1450-1800. Aldershot: Ashgate, 1998.
  • Armitage, David and Michael J. Braddick, eds. The British Atlantic World, 1500-1800. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
  • Butlin, R. A. Geographies of Empire: European Empires and Colonies, c. 1880-1960. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  • Reinhard, Wolfgang and Kate Sturge. A Short History of Colonialism. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2011.



  • Ahluwalia, Pa, Bill Ashcroft, and Roger Knight, eds. White and Deadly: Sugar and Colonialism. Commack: Nova Science Publishers, 1999.
  • Boahen, A. Adu. African Perspectives on Colonialism. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987.
  • Boucher, Philip P. The Shaping of the French Colonial Empire: A Bio-Bibliography of the Careers of Richelieu, Fouquet, and Colbert. New York: Garland, 1985.
  • Canny, Nicholas and Anthony Pagden, eds. Colonial Identity in the Atlantic World, 1500-1800. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1987.
  • Goto, Kenichi. Tensions of Empire: Japan and Southeast Asia in the Colonial and Post Colonial World. Singapore: Singapore University Press, 2003.
  • Howe, Stephen. Ireland and Empire: Colonial Legacies in Irish History and Culture. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.
  • Maddox, Gregory and Timothy K. Welliver. Articles on Colonialism and Nationalism in Africa. 4 vols. Colonialism and Nationalism in Africa. New York: Garland, 1993.
  • Mamdani, Mahmood. When Victims become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001.
  • Osterhammel, Jürgen. Colonialism: A Theoretical Overview. Trans. Shelley L. Frisch. Princeton: M. Wiener, 1997.
  • Price, Richard. Making Empire: Colonial Encounters and the Creation of Imperial Rule in Nineteenth-Century Africa. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
  • Sandiford, Keith A. The Cultural Politics of Sugar: Caribbean Slavery and Narratives of Colonialism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
  • Short, John Phillip. Magic Lantern Empire: Colonialism and Society in Germany. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2012.
  • Vansina, Jan. Being Colonized The Kuba Experience in Rural Congo, 1880-1960. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2010.


Colonial Literature

  • Azim, Firdous. The Colonial Rise of the Novel. London: Routledge, 1993.
  • Bongie, Chris. Exotic Memories: Literature, Colonialism, and the Fin De Siècle. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1991.
  • Delmas, Adrien, and Nigel Penn. Written Culture in a Colonial Context: Africa and the Americas, 1500-1900. Cape Town: UCT Press, 2011.
  • Hogan, Patrick Colm. Colonialism and Cultural Identity: Crises of Tradition in the Anglophone Literatures of India, Africa, and the Caribbean. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2000.
  • Petersen, Kirsten Holst and Anna Rutherford. A Double Colonization: Colonial and Post-Colonial Women’s Writing. Mundelstrup: Dangaroo Press, 1986.
  • Sharpe, Jenny. Allegories of Empire: The Figure of Woman in the Colonial Text. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1993.
  • Spurr, David. The Rhetoric of Empire: Colonial Discourse in Journalism, Travel Writing, and Imperial Administration. Durham: Duke University Press, 1993.


Empire and Imperialism

  • Bessel, Richard, Nicholas Guyatt, and Jane Rendall. War, Empire and Slavery, 1770-1830. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
  • Burbank, Jane, and Frederick Cooper. Empires in World History: Power and the Politics of Difference. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010.
  • Das, Santanu. Race, Empire and First World War Writing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
  • Karsh, Efraim. Islamic Imperialism: A History. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006.
  • Mommsen, Wolfgang J. Theories of Imperialism. New York: Random House, 1980.
  • Pagden, Anthony. Lords of All the World: Ideologies of Empire in Spain, Britain and France c.1500-c.1800. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995.
  • Said, Edward W. Culture and Imperialism. New York: Knopf, 1993.
  • Tarling, Nicholas. Imperialism in Southeast Asia “a Fleeting, Passing Phase”. London: Routledge, 2003.