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  1. Age of Extremes
    The Short Twentieth Century 1914 - 1991

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
    A overview of the history of the years 1914 - 1991.
  2. "All changed, changed utterly": The historical significance of the Irish Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The problem with political anniversaries is that they often focus on specific dates in the past without any recognition that they are part of a longer process. Easter Monday 1916 is an iconic date in Irish history that all and sundry seek to appropriate, but it can only be understood by what preceded and followed it.
  3. Beyond a Boundary
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1983
    Part memoir of a boyhood in a black colony (by one of the founders of African nationalism), part passionate celebration of the game of cricket, this book raises serious questions about race, class, politics, and the realities of colonial oppression.
  4. The Blackest Streets
    The Life and Death of a Victorian Slum

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2008
  5. Das Capital, Volume 1
    A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1890
    Marx's great work sets out to grasp and portray the totality of the capitalist mode of production, and the bourgeois society that emerges from it. He describes and connects all its economic features, together with its legal, political, religious, artistic, philosophical and ideological manifestations.
  6. Das Capital, Volume 3
    The Process of Capitalist Production as a Whole

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1971
  7. A century of sugar and tears
    Guadeloupe has bulit a slavery memorial centre on the site of a gigantic sugar refinery, believing it's necessary to acknowledge

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Present day Guadeloupei s coming to terms with a grim past through the Caribbean Centre of Expression and Memory of Slavery and the Slave Trade (MACTe), a new museum and memorial built symbolically on a waterfront site associated with slavery, segregation and conflict.
  8. 'Civilising' the 'Blacks'; Why Britain needs to Maintain Her African Possessions
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1936
    Africans must win their own freedom. Nobody will win it for them. They need co-operation, but that co-operation must be with the revolutionary movement in Europe and Asia. There is no other way out. Each movement will neglect the other at its peril.
  9. Embassy Row Online
    Resource Type: Website
    Contact names and numbers for all embassies to Canada and all Canadian embassies abroad.
  10. Empire of Capital
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
    Capitalism makes possible a new form of domination by purely economic means, argues Ellen Meiksins Wood. So, surely, even the most seasoned White House hawk would prefer to exercise global hegemony in this way, without costly colonial entanglements. Yet, as the author powerfully demonstates, the economic empire of capital has also created a new and unlimited militarism.
  11. Files that may shed light on colonial crimes still kept secret by UK
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Secret government files from the final years of the British empire are still being concealed despite a pledge by William Hague, the foreign secretary, that they would be declassified and opened to the public.
  12. 5 of the worst atrocities carried out by British Empire, after 'historical amnesia' claims
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    A YouGov poll found 43 per cent of Brits thought the British Empire was a good thing, while 44 per cent were proud of Britain's history of colonialism. The Independent looks at five of the worst atrocities carried out by the British Empire.
  13. Imperial silences: From Rhodes to Surabaya
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The campaign last year to have the statue of Cecil Rhodes removed from Oriel College, Oxford, has provoked more discussion of the British Empire and its crimes than we have seen for many years. Rather than keeping quiet about Britain's imperial past, the Rhodes Must Fall campaign has actually flushed establishment apologists out into the open. They have been forced to defend the legacy of a man who, if he had not been British and had not given a substantial bribe to Oxford University, would today be generally acknowledged by everyone as a corrupt fraudster, thief, liar and killer for profit, as someone marked out only by the enormity of his crimes. The hypocrisy that the debate over Rhodes Must Fall has occasioned has been very instructive in itself, but what is intended here is an examination not just of the part played by hypocrisy in the defence of British imperialism, but of the other strategies employed: suppression and amnesia.
  14. Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 12
    Marx and Engels 1853 - 1854

    Resource Type: Book
    Articles mainly on British colonialism.
  15. Marx at the Margins
    On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2016
    Marx’s critique of capital was far broader than is usually supposed. To be sure, he concentrated on the labor-capital relation within Western Europe and North America. But at the same time, he expended considerable time and energy on the analysis of non-Western societies, as well as race, ethnicity, and nationalism.
  16. A Marxist History of the World part 43: Colonies, slavery, and racism
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    Capitalist contradictions were most evident in the 18th century, when the wealth of the merchant-capitalist class of Britain’s port-cities was contrasted with the untold human misery of the slaves, ramping up the historical significance of racist ideology.
  17. A Marxist History of the World part 46: The American Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    In 1764, Americans thought of themselves as British subjects of King George III. By 1788, they would, by their own decisions and actions, have made themselves the free citizens of a new republic forged in revolution and war.
  18. A Marxist History of the World part 56: The Indian Mutiny
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The Indian Mutiny was the subcontinent’s first war of independence, with Indians of different ethnic and religious backgrounds fighting side-by-side despite the divide and rule fostered by the British.
  19. A Marxist History of the World part 62: The Scramble for Africa
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The imperial competition to control Africa spawned a predatory colonialism of mines, plantations, and machine-guns and propelled humanity towards industrialised world war writes Neil Faulkner.
  20. A Marxist History of the World part 94: End of Empire?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    In spite of the imperialist powers' attempts to cling on to their colonies, formal empire was finished by the late 1970s. But this was not the end of imperialism.
  21. A Marxist History of the World part 95: Oil, Zionism, and Western Imperialism
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    British support for the Zionist movement led to the foundation of Israel in 1948. In conjunction with US imperialism, the Israeli state is an enduring source of oppression in the Middle East.
  22. The National Question
    Selected Writings by Rosa Luxemburg

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1976
    In her penetrating analysis of nationalism, Rosa Luxemburg argues that the formula of "the right of nations to self-determination" is essentially not a political or programmatic guide to the nationality question, but only a means of avoiding that question.
  23. The Ojibwa of Southern Ontario
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
    A history of the Ojibwa in Southern Ontario.
  24. Penal transportation
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    The deporting of convicted criminals to a penal colony. Examples include transportation by France to Devil's Island and by the UK to its colonies in the Americas, from the 1610s through the American Revolution in the 1770s, and then to Australia between 1788 and 1868.
  25. The Penguin Atlas of World History - Vol. 1: From the Beginning to the Eve of the French Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
  26. The Penguin Atlas of World History - Vol. 2: From the French Revolution to the Present
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1978
  27. A People's History of the World
    From the Stone Age to the New Millennium

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
    Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
  28. Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2013
    Against the thesis that Western subalterns are made of different stuff, Chibber argues that human beings are, at their core, not that different across contexts. The winds of history and culture may change many things, but not human constitutions. His defense of this argument sets the stage for a deliberate, careful explication of the key tenets of historical materialism. This argument is that humans, everywhere, take an interest in defending their well-being and their dignity.
  29. The Rise of British Imperialism: Capitalism and Slavery (Part Two)
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    A presentation on the developments that made Britain the first modern imperialist power.
  30. Rosa Luxemburg, Women's Liberation, and Marx's Philosophy of Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1982
    Part I - Rosa Luxemburg as Theoretician, as Activist, as Internationalist. Part II - The Women's Liberation Movement as Revolutionary Force and Reason. Part III - Karl Marx: From Critic of Hegel to Author of Capital and Theorist of "Revolution in Permanence."
  31. The Scramble for Africa
    White Man's Conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876 to 1912

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
    Describes the brief vicious scramble by Europe's imperial powers to seize colonies throughout the continent of Africa. Pakenham strips the impresarios of imperialism of their veneer of Victorian heroism and reputations for statemanlike vision, to reveal them as men with bloated and often vicious egos.
  32. 1688 Germantown Quaker Petition Against Slavery
    Wikipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    The 1688 Germantown Quaker Petition Against Slavery was the first protest against African-American slavery made by a religious body in the English colonies.
  33. Stolen Continents
    The "New World" Through Indian Eyes

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
    A history of the Americas through Native eyes.
  34. The Story of English
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
  35. Tasmania's Black War: a tragic case of lest we remember
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    Tasmania’s Black War (1824-31) was the most intense frontier conflict in Australia's history. It was a clash between the most culturally and technologically dissimilar humans to have ever come into contact. At stake was nothing less than control of the country, and the survival of a people.
  36. Underhanded History of the USA
    Radical America - Volumer 7 No.3

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
  37. Which Way Africa?
    The Search for a New Society

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1971
    Davison sets out to analyze the social, economic, political motives, myths, ideas, and beliefs which ounderlie modern African nationalism.
  38. Who Could Ever Feel Pride in the Balfour Declaration?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    Although the Balfour Declaration itself has been parsed, de-semanticised, romanticised, decrypted, decried, cursed and adored for 100 years, its fraud is easy to detect: it made two promises which were fundamentally opposed to each other -- and thus one of them, to the Arabs (aka "the existing non-Jewish communities"), would be broken.

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