Colonialism: An International, Social, Cultural, and Political Encyclopedia, Volume 1

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ABC-CLIO, 2003 - History - 1208 pages
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"The history of the last 500 years is the history of imperialism," writes editor Melvin Page. In the Americas, as a result of imperialist conquest, disease, famine, and war nearly wiped out a population estimated in the tens of millions. Africa was devastated by the slave trade, an integral part of imperialism from the 1400s to the 1800s. In Asia, even though native populations survived, native political institutions were destroyed. Imperialism also forged the two most important ideologies of the last five centuries--racialism and modern nationalism.

In more than 600 essays presented in this three-volume encyclopedia, Page and other leading scholars--historians, political scientists, economists, and sociologists--analyze the origins of imperialism, the many forms it took, and its impact worldwide. They also explore imperialism's bitter legacy: the gross inequities of global wealth and power that divide the former conquerors--primarily Europe, the United States, and Japan--from the people they conquered.

 

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Contents

A
1
B
45
C
91
D
159
E
179
F
203
G
227
H
247
V
609
W
619
X
639
Y
641
Z
643
Chronologies
647
AustroHungarian Empire
833
Belgian Empire
845

I
271
J
295
K
309
L
325
M
359
N
401
O
437
P
449
Q
489
R
491
S
515
T
569
U
599
British Empire
853
Dutch Empire
939
French Empire
947
German Empire
971
International
985
Italian Empire
1053
Japanese Empire
1055
Ottoman Empire
1071
Russian Empire
1105
Spanish Empire
1107
US Empire
1127
Index
1157
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