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  1. The Age of Empire 1875 - 1914
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1996
    Covers the rise of bourgeois society, the growth of free market capitalism and the expansion of European colonialism abroad.
  2. Age of Extremes
    The Short Twentieth Century 1914 - 1991

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
    A overview of the history of the years 1914 - 1991.
  3. Barbed-Wire Imperialism: Britain's Empire of Camps, 1876-1903, by Aidan Forth - Review
    Internment in the colonies served a darker purpose beyond aid efforts

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    A book review of Aidan Forth's "Barbed-Wire Imperialism: Britain's Empire of Camps, 1876-1903", which provides new insights and ulterior motives behind Britain's aid efforts in southern Africa.
  4. Black War
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    The Black War was the period of violent conflict between British colonists and Aboriginal Australians in Tasmania from the mid-1820s to 1832. The conflict, fought largely as a guerrilla war by both sides, claimed the lives of more than 200 European colonists and between 600 and 900 Aboriginal people, all but annihilating the island's indigenous population.
  5. Britain and Nigeria
    Exploitation or Development?

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    Some of Nigeria's most prominent progressive historians have combined to write a coherent and organized account of the economic relationship foisted on Nigeria by the British colonial occupation. The authors stress, in particular, the wider consequences of the destruction of indigenous institutions, and the relationship of the colonial era with present-day economic distortions and political instability.
  6. Britain took more out of India than it put in -- Could China do the same to Britain?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Large parts of India's economy were destroyed by British technology in the 1800s, and by deals that favoured British shareholders. Today, it's China that holds that kind of power.
  7. Capitalism and Underdevelopment in Latin America
    Historical Studies of Chile and Brazil

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1969
    The four essays in this book offer a sweeping reinterpretation of Latin American history as an aspect of the world-wide spread of capitalism in its commercial and industrial phases.
  8. 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.
  9. Expulsion of the Acadians
    Wikipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    The Expulsion of the Acadians, also known as the Great Upheaval, the Great Expulsion, the Great Deportation and Le Grand Dérangement, was the forced removal by the British of the Acadian people from the present day Canadian Maritime provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island -- an area also known as Acadia. The Expulsion (1755–1764) occurred during the French and Indian War (the North American theatre of the Seven Years' War) and was part of the British military campaign against New France.
  10. From Sykes-Picot to "Islamic State": Imperialism's Bloody Wreckage
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    When the Jihadist group Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS) changed its name and declared the establishment of the Caliphate, it did so with the release of a promotional video entitled "The End of Sykes-Picot." This was a reference to the 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement that marked the end of the Ottoman Empire and the establishment of two zones of influence, British and French.
  11. The Great British Empire Debate
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    Malik discusses the complex issues of British colonialism, its many painful legacies and how it should be dealt with in such fields as academia and politics.
  12. The History Thieves
    Secrets, Lies, and the Shaping of a Modern Nation

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2016
    Ian Cobain uncovers the role of secrecy in the British state - and the lies, omissions and misrepresentations we've been fed to maintain the facade of a fair and just Britain.
  13. The History Thieves - Review
    How Britain covered up its imperial crimes

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2016
    A review of Ian Cobain's book The History Thieves, an engrossing study which identifies secrecy as a 'very British disease', exploring how, as the empire came to an end, government officials burned the records of imperial rule.
  14. I May Be Some Time
    Ice and the English Imagination

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1996
    Spufford explores the British obsession with the world's coldest and bleakest climes, using their literary representation as his guide.
  15. 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.
  16. Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India
    Book review

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    A review of Shashi Tharoor's book "Inglorious Empire", which is a scorching indictment of British rule in India and British imperialism in general.
  17. Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 12
    Marx and Engels 1853 - 1854

    Resource Type: Book
    Articles mainly on British colonialism.
  18. Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 14
    Marx and Engels 1855 - 1856

    Resource Type: Book
    Includes material on British politics and the Crimean War.
  19. Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 15
    Marx and Engels 1856 - 1858

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1858
    Mainly articles about Europe, colonialism, and India.
  20. 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.
  21. A Marxist History of the World part 44: Wars of empire
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    The English Revolution transformed Britain into a capitalist economy engaging in geopolitical competition. Neil Faulkner looks at how Britain became the dominant global superpower of the 19th Century.
  22. A Marxist History of the World part 68: 1914: descent into barbarism
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    In the summer of 1914 capitalism tipped humanity into an abyss of barbarism that would leave millions dead. Neil Faulkner looks at the First World War.
  23. Memory Against Forgetting: the Resonance of Bloody Sunday
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    The museum John guards is a physical manifestation of the moral necessity of remembering that day’s cataclysmic violence. An attempt to remember the silences imposed on peoples’ experiences by time and traumatised memory, and, most of all, murderous rampage. And of course, if those left behind do not remember who will? It certainly will not be the guilty.
  24. The Need for a museum on British colonisation of India
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    To support the establishment of a museum in India displaying the negative side to British colonialism, Tharoor brings to light various atrocities committed by Britian to India during the colonial period that have been given very little attention by both countries in the present day.
  25. One Europe - 100 Nations
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
  26. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 7, 2016
    Depression and Joy

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2016
    It's a difficult thing to measure, but there are strong reasons for believing that the number of people struggling with depression has increased significantly in recent decades. Despite the evidence that this is a social problem, and not merely an individual misfortune, the solutions and escapes on offer are almost all individual: pharmaceuticals and therapy, on the one hand; self-medication with alcohol, streets drugs, television, etc., on the other. Certainly there are individual circumstances and individual causes, but when millions of people are experiencing the same thing, we need to be looking not only at the individual, but also at the society.
  27. A People's History of the United States
    1492 - Present

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
    Zinn's history includes those most ignored by typical American textbook history, including Indians, blacks, women and workers.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. Press for Conversion #47
    March 2002

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2002
    This issue begins with a series of articles examining the historical context of the conflict between India and Pakistan.
  31. 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.
  32. Roy, M.N. - Writings - Index
    Resource Type: Article
    Writings of M.N. Roy (1887-1954).
  33. 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.
  34. The Slave Trade
    The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade 1440 - 1870

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
    A comprehensive history of the Atlantic slave trade in which approximiately eleven million black slaves were carried from Africa to the Americas to work on plantations, in mines, or as servants in houses.
  35. The Socialist Register 1965
    Volume 2: A Survey of Movements & Ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1965
  36. Society and Politics in Colonial Trinidad
    Resource Type: Book
    This reissue of a classic study (The Genesis of Crown Colony Government in Trinidad 1783-1810, Trinidad 1970) traces the critical conflicts and issues as the island passed from Spanish to British colonial hands. Professor Millette, who is an eminent radical Caribbean historian, has written a deeply researched book that makes clear the origins of Trinidad and Tobago's complex society.
  37. The Story of English
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
  38. 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.
  39. White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain's White Slaves in America
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2008
    White Cargo is the story of the thousands of Britons who lived and died in bondage in Britain's American colonies.
  40. 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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