Tag Archives: colonialism

Book Review: Four Years Till Tomorrow

Four Years Till Tomorrow:  Despair And Hope In Wartime Dutch East Indies, edited by Sheri G. Tromp It is easy to see why this book exists.  That is not to say that everyone who comes across this book will appreciate … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Captive Paradise

Captive Paradise:  A History Of Hawaii, by James L. Haley, read by Joe Barrett This book has a difficult task and the author manages to succeed in that difficult task fairly well.  On the one hand, the author clearly wanted … Continue reading

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Book Review: Empires In World History

Empires In World History:  Power And The Politics Of Difference, by Jane Burbank and Frederick Cooper Empires can be a tricky subject to write about.  It is easy for people to feel a sense of moral fury when it comes … Continue reading

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Book Review: Puritans, Pilgrims, And Merchants

Puritans, Pilgrims, And Merchants:  Founders Of The Northeastern Colonies, by Kieran Doherty Admittedly, this book takes a rather expansive look at what might be considered to be the Northeastern United States in that it not only looks at New England … Continue reading

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Book Review: Empire: A Very Short Introduction

Empire:  A Very Short Introduction, by Stephen Howe Although this series is not uniformly good, it generally does fulfill its appointed task of providing a very short introduction on a given subject.  And empire itself is a highly contentious subject … Continue reading

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Book Review: Imagined Communities

Imagined Communities, by Benedict Anderson This book was, in a way, prophetic, as the author commented on the way that nationalism served as a threat for Marxist regimes and ended up unintentionally predicting the fall of Yugoslavia and the Soviet … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pilgrims And Puritans: 1620-1676

Pilgrims & Puritans:  1620-1676 (The Drama Of American History #2), by Christopher Collier & James Lincoln Collier Despite the relatively small numbers of people who were involved in the Pilgrim (hundreds) and Puritan (tens of thousands) migrations to New England … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Hide An Empire

How To Hide An Empire:  A History Of The Greater United States, by Daniel Immerwahr I have to admit that the subject of American imperialism is one that greatly interests me as a reader and writer [1].  And this book, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Not-Quite States Of America

The Not-Quite States Of America:  Dispatches From The Territories And Other Far-Flung Outposts Of the USA, by Doug Mack One of the things that one finds out quickly when one has a tendency to read books about empires in the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Southwestern Homelands

Southwestern Homelands, by William Kittredge Having read a book by this author before [1], I had an idea of what to expect from this author, and I was not disappointed so much as annoyed by it.  When the author showed … Continue reading

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