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Afrocentricity

Toyin Falola

Toyin Falola is a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, United States Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Key Concepts

...Introduction The postcolonial African world was defined by a history of distortion of their precolonial legacy and achievements, which was handed down by Europeans who came for commercial exploitations of Africa, its cultural properties...

Post-1990: Searching for Meaning

Jeremy Black

Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter, UK, and a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of America and the West at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, USA. His books include Crisis of Empire (2015), Military Strategy: A Global History (2020) and Naval Warfare (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contesting History : Narratives of Public History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Remembering Empire In February 2013, Britain’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, laid a wreath at the memorial to the 1919 Amritsar massacre in India, as well as bowing his head, and standing...

The Twentieth Century: The Struggle of Ideologies

Jeremy Black

Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter, UK, and a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of America and the West at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, USA. His books include Crisis of Empire (2015), Military Strategy: A Global History (2020) and Naval Warfare (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contesting History : Narratives of Public History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Prisons and Indian Independence The Cellular Jail, the Indian Bastille, stands as a mute witness to the untold suffering, valiant defiance and undaunted...

Heritage

Ross J. Wilson

Ross J. Wilson is Director of Liberal Arts at the University of Nottingham, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Introduction The study of how we value, experience, and engage with the past has developed into a separate field over the past three decades. Variously termed “heritage studies” or “cultural heritage studies,” this area of inquiry has...

Introduction

Bryce Evans

Bryce Evans is Associate Professor of History at Liverpool Hope University, UK. This is his fourth book, and he has published extensively on food during the 20th century. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food and Aviation in the Twentieth Century : The Pan American Ideal

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...This book is about food and aviation. What may seem at first glance like a niche topic is in fact a universal one. Many people have sampled airline food, and many have derided it. But while most people recognize the role of air travel...

Introduction

Dane Kennedy

Dane Kennedy is Elmer Louis Kayser Professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University and Director of the National History Center, USA. His recent publications include How Empire Shaped Us (with Antoinette Burton, 2016), Decolonization: A Very Short Introduction (2016), and The Last Blank Spaces: Exploring Africa and Australia (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Imperial History Wars : Debating the British Empire

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...The British imperial past seems to stir up a new public controversy almost every month. In August 2016, it was a tweet by Conservative member of Parliament Heather Wheeler, claiming that the “British Empire,” miraculously resurrected from...

The Idea of Africa in History: From Eurocentrism to World History

The Practice of Global History : European Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Introduction This chapter intends to demonstrate – by way of a very brief historical overview of the centrality of Africa since the beginning of humankind – that throughout all successive historical globalizations, Africa south...

The Army

Spencer Mawby

Spencer Mawby is Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the end of the British Empire in Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean, including The Transformation and Decline of the British Empire: Decolonisation after the First World War (2015) and Ordering Independence: The End of Empire in the Anglophone Caribbean, 1947-1969 (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The End of Empire in Uganda : Decolonization and Institutional Conflict, 1945–79

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Militarism has come to be regarded as a chronic feature of Ugandan society and politics. In an analysis of the period between 1956 and 2001 Patrick J. McGowan counted the involvement of the Ugandan army in four plots, nine failed coups...

The Myth of Origins in South Asian National Histories

Ramesha Jayaneththi

Ramesha Jayaneththi is a lecturer at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Essays on Theory, Method and Historiography

...In every historical craftsmanship, historians played a vital role in making a cognitive relationship between events using their narratological methods. The ability of a historian to depict the past as a meaningful historical narrative can...

Catherine Hall

Antoinette Burton

Antoinette Burton is Professor of History and Swanlund Endowed Chair at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, United States Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Key Thinkers

...Introduction Catherine Hall is the leading feminist historian of empire, race, gender, and the nation practicing in Britain today. Meticulous research, a deep engagement with culture and politics as well as economy and society...