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Nineteenth Century Colonialism Resources
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Please note that items in bold are described in the Library's online catalog and you will need to review the catalog to obtain the call number of each item.

  • The parliamentary debates (Authorized edition), Parliament of Great Britain, 1803-1827; for later issues, see the list of Web Sites below.
  • Memoirs of the administration of the Right Honourable Henry Pelham, collected from the family papers, and other authentic documents, William Coxe, 1829.
  • Memoir of Mrs. Ann H. Judson: late missionary to Burmah. Including a history of the American Baptist mission in the Burman empire, James D. Knowles, 1829
  • The critical and miscellaneous writings of Henry Lord Brougham, to which is prefixed a sketch of his character, Henry Brougham, 1841.
  • A history of American Baptist missions in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America : under the care of the American Baptist Missionary Union, William Gammell, 1851.
  • The progress of the nation, in its various social and economical relations, from the beginning of the nineteenth century, George Porter, 1851
  • A memoir of the life and labors of the Rev. Adoniram Judson. D.D., Francis Wayland, 1853
  • Lights and shadows of African history, Samuel G Goodrich, 1855.
  • British Rule in India; A Historical Sketch, Harriet Martineau, 1857
  • Central Africa: adventures and missionary labors in several countries in the interior of Africa, from 1849 to 1856 [Sudan], T. J. Bowen, 1857
  • The Illustrated London news, January-June 1858
  • Missionary travels and researches in South Africa including a sketch of sixteen years' residence in the interior of Africa, and a journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda, David Livingstone, 1858
  • Charleston Daily Courier newspaper, May 17, 1860. Article, “The negros at Key West”- A New York Herald correspondent describes the refugee camp of Africans liberated from 3 slave ships that were docked in Florida. The correspondent describes them as festive, and views them more favorably than the native slave population. The article also discusses plans to ship them to Liberia, the West African country established for liberated American Slaves. The correspondent laments their return to “barbarism” and advocates a continued colony in Key West.
  • Java, Or, How to Manage a Colony, J.W.B. Money, 1861, 1985 reprint edition
  • A popular account of missionary travels and researches in South Africa, David Livingstone, 1861
  • The three Mrs. Judsons: the celebrated female missionaries, Cecil B. Hartley, 1863
  • The Political writings of Richard Cobden, Richard Cobden, 1867
  • Ashanti and the Gold Coast: and what we know of it A Sketch, John Dalrymple Hay, 1874
  • India for the Indians: And for England, William Digby, 1885
  • Colonial France, C.B. Norman, 1886
  • Lord Lawrence and the Reconstruction of India Under the Crown, Sir Charles Aitchison, 1894
  • The cross in the land of the trident, Harlan P. Beach, 1895
  • France, M. Guizot and Madame Guizot de Witte, Robert Black, translator with a supplementary chapter of recent events by Mayo W. Hazeltine, 1898
  • India, Ceylon, Straits Settlements, British North Borneo, Hong Kong, British Empire series, vol. I, 1899
  • Imperial rule in India: being an examination of the principles proper to the government of dependencies, Theodore Morison, 1899
  • Reflections on the origins and destiny of imperial Britain, J.A. Cramb, 1900
  • The web of empire: a diary of the imperial tour of their Royal Highnesses the Duke & Duchess of Cornwall & York in 1901, Sir Donald Mackenzie Wallace; with illustrations by the Chevalier de Martino and Sydney P. Hall, 1902
  • Imperialism; a study, J.A. Hobson, 1902
  • Historical and miscellaneous notes on the China Baptist Centennial: 1836-1936, Lila Watson, 1936
  • Colonialism and the object: empire, material culture, and the museum, edited by Tim Barringer and Tom Flynn, 1998
  • Travels, explorations, and empires: writings from the era of imperial expansion, 1770-1835, 7 volumes, general editors, Tim Fulford and Peter J. Kitson, 2001
  • Nineteenth-century travels, explorations, and empires: writings from the era of imperial consolidation, 1835-1910, 8 volumes, general editor, Peter J. Kitson, 2003-2004
  • Women writing home, 1700-1920: female correspondence across the British Empire, general editor, Klaus Stierstorfer, 2006
  • Imperialism, art and restitution, edited by John Henry Merryman, 2009
  • British Travel Writing From China, 1798-1901, 5 volumes, edited by Elizabeth H. Chang, 2010
  • Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, 10 volumes, 2010; Volume 1 Africa contains an article regarding colonialism and dress; Vol 4 South Asia and Southeast Asia contains several articles regarding colonialism and dress
  • Visualizing Africa in Nineteenth-Century British Travel Accounts, Leila Koivunen, 2011
  • Western daughters in Eastern lands: British missionary women in Asia, Rosemary Seton, 2012
  • British Foreign Office Japan correspondence, 1856-1905
  • Encyclopedia of African history Kevin Shillington, editor, Reference Collection
  • Southeast Asia: a historical encyclopedia, from Angkor Wat to East Timor Ooi Keat Gin, editor, DS524 .S68 2004, Reference Collection
  • Encyclopedia of violence, peace & conflict Lester Kurtz and Jennifer Turpin, editors, HM886 .E53 1999, Reference Collection
  • Foreign relations of the United States Department of State, United States of America, begins in 1864 and includes an index, S 1.1: 932, Government Documents
  • Major peace treaties of modern history, 1648-1967 Fred L. Israel, editor. Commentaries by Emanuel Chill. With an introductory essay by Arnold Toynbee. Individual countries listed, 1967, General Collection
  • The Consolidated Treaty Series Clive Parry, editor and annotator. Special Chronology volumes, indexes and individual countries, 1981, General Collection
  • The sari, Mukulika Banerjee, Daniel Miller; photographs, Dixie; design Oroon Das, 2003, General Collection
  • The Empire Strikes Back?: The Impact of Imperialism on Britain from the Mid-Nineteenth Century, Andrew Thompson, 2005, General Collection
  • Britain in India, 1765-1905, editors John Marriott, Bhaskar Mukhopadhyay advisory editor, Partha Chatterjee, 2006
  • Sugarlandia revisited: sugar and colonialism in Asia and the Americas, 1800-1940, Ulbe Bosma, Juan Giusti-Cordero, and G. Roger Knight, editors, 2007, General Collection
  • Converting colonialism: visions and realities in mission history, 1706-1914 Dana L. Robert, editor, 2008, General Collection
  • Portraits in princely India, 1700-1947, edited by Rosie Llewellyn-Jones, 2008, General Collection

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  • Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism Since 1450, Online resource
  • Berg Fashion Library on online version of the Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, available until the end of the term
  • Films on Demand, titles include "Into the Tropics" and "Out of Eden"
  • Historical Abstracts, Online resource, use Historical Period limitation
  • British Periodicals I and II, Online resource, contains more than 400 primary source examples from Britain, from the 1680s to the 1930s. Also contains the Calcutta Journal of Politics and General Literature (1819-1823) and the Calcutta Review (1844-1902).
  • Academic Search Premier, Online resource
  • JSTOR, Online resource
  • Times of London, Online resource
  • New York Times, Online resource
  • ARTstor, Onlike resource of approximately 500,000 images covering art, architecture and archeology. Includes collections from the American Institute of Indian Studies, as well as Christopher Roy: African Art and Field Photography, and Herbert Cole: African Art, Architecture, and Culture.
VII. Web Sites
  • The Historic Hansard, 1803-2004, website containing transcriptions of debates in the British Parliament from 1803-2004, sponsored by the current Parliament. Downloadable digital copies of the Hansard are available through an affiliated website, the Hansard Archive.
  • Images of Colonialism, prints and trade cards depicting French, British, German, and Dutch colonization of Africa and Asia. From Harvard University's digital collections.
  • Imperialism, online transcriptions of primary sources related to European Imperialism, from the Fordham University Internet Sourcebook.
  • NINES Nineteenth-century scholarship online, a consortial scholarly resource.
  • Digital Colonial Documents, India, online transcriptions of "rare seminal documents which were influential in the formation of the notions of nation, state and culture during the colonial period."
  • Internet Indian History Sourcebook, online transcriptions of primary source documents related to the history of India, from the Indus Valley cultures to the present day. Includes primary sources related to the British colonization of India. From Fordham University's Internet History Sourcebook.
  • Oral History on India's Independence Movement, oral history video interviews with participants in the non-violent Independence Movement in India.
  • British Voices from South Asia, LSU-based oral history project with interviews of British citizens living in India before 1947.
  • Digital South Asia Library, University of Chicago-based online library of images, maps, statistics, bibliographies, indexes, and digitized books and journals relating to the history of South Asia.
  • South Asian Studies, Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries' reference guide and online resources, including primary sources, for South Asian studies.
  • Colonization of Africa, online exhibit from the New York Public Library on the European colonization of Africa, 1870-1900.
  • Africa Online Digital Library, landing page for multimedia digital collections related to the history and culture of Africa, including colonization, from Michigan State University's African Studies Center.
  • The Humphrey Winterton Collection of East African Photographs: 1860-1960, 7,610 photographs depicting life in east Africa in the mid-19th to mid-20th century, including photographs illustrating the impact of colonialism. From Northwestern University.
  • Internet African History Sourcebook, online transcriptions of primary source materials related to the history of Africa, from ancient Egypt to the modern day, including resources on colonialism. From Fordham University's Internet History Sourcebook.
  • Seeing is believing: traditional and colonial images of popular culture, online exhibit of watercolours of life in 18th century and late 19th century Burma and Calcutta. From the Bodleian Libraries collections, Oxford Digital Library.