India

The Seductive and Seduced "Other" of German Orientalism

Author: Kamakshi P. Murti

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313308574

Category: History

Page: 149

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Challenges the German's claim to an encounter with India projected on a spiritual plane of communion between "kindred spirits" and shows that such supposedly apolitical encounters are really strategies of domination.
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Policing Islam

The British Occupation of Egypt and the Anglo-Egyptian Struggle Over Control of the Police, 1882-1914

Author: Harold Tollefson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313307140

Category: History

Page: 200

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Examines the attendant political repression, torture, corruption, and rising crime that soon followed the British takeover of the Egyptian police force.
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The Kingdom of Swaziland

Studies in Political History

Author: D. Hugh Gillis

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313306709

Category: History

Page: 204

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A scholarly and engaging study, this history of Swaziland, by an author who spent many years in the kingdom, presents a vivid account of the interplay of politics and personalities along the passage to post-colonial independence. From the early stages of Swazi occupation of the present-day kingdom to the accession of Sobhuza II as king in 1921, this book traces problems in consolidating leadership under the Dlamini chieftaincy and examines the infuence of Boer and British settlers, and of mining and commercial interests, on Swazi culture and governance. It recounts the story of a thriving small nation that sought to maintain traditional customs and institutions in the face of a powerful European presence. Each of the sixteen chapters concentrates on an aspect of political history that has influenced the character of the present-day kingdom, and much of the material, especially after 1900, has not been utilized in previous studies. The introduction looks at Swazi experience in a contemporary context, evaluating historic forces that have made for stability in a rapidly changing world. Other sections detail the Swazi reaction to European-controlled neighboring states (the Transvaal, Natal, and Mozambique), the tensions introduced by successive Boer and British policies, the Swazi detachment during two external wars (1899-1902 and 1914-1918), and widespread concerns about colonialism and self-governance following World War I.
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U.S. Imperialism in Latin America

Bryan's Challenges and Contributions, 1900-1920

Author: Edward S. Kaplan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313304897

Category: History

Page: 164

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This examination of U.S. imperialism attempts to reconcile William Jennings Bryan's stringent anti-imperialistic statements with his imperialistic policies towards Latin America from 1900 to 1920.
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Meeting Technology's Advance

Social Change in China and Zimbabwe in the Railway Age

Author: James Zheng Gao

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313300950

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

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In this first comparative look at China and Zimbabwe, Gao explores the interplay between technological advance and social change in a colonial context. Emphasizing indigenous efforts and abilities to absorb the new technology, he offers an original investigation into the dynamic process and complex social consequences of railway development in non-Western societies.
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The Racial Dimension of American Overseas Colonial Policy

Author: Hazel M. McFerson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 193

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Beginning in 1898, the United States won overseas colonies as the spoils of the Spanish-American War: Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and Cuba. Guam and Hawaii were also acquired in that year, and in 1917, the Danish Antilles became the United States Virgin Islands. The racial heritage of the territorial inhabitants paralled that of nonwhite groups in the United States: Native Americans, Africans, Asians, Hispanics, and mixed-race people. The nonwhite race of domestic and overseas colonial people established important links between American domestic racial policies and the racial policies and the racial dimension of American overseas colonies. This book is about these links, as shaped by the prevailing racial tradition and social structure in the United States itself. Crucial to examining these links is the little-known role of Booker T. Washington in shaping American overseas colonial policy. It is argued that following colonial acquisition at the turn of the century, the American racial tradition was exported to overseas territories, thereby largely determining colonial policy and administrative practices, the nature of social and racial conflict, and the direction and pace of political evolution in the territories.
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The Bringing of Wonder

Trade and the Indians of the Southeast, 1700-1783

Author: Michael P. Morris

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313308437

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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An anthropological and sociological study of the intricate diplomatic and economic relationships that characterized British colonial settlement of the southern backcountry, this study looks in particular at the role of Indian women as frontier "diplomats."
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