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Mombasa, the Swahili, and the Making of the Mijikenda

Justin Willis

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203209
eISBN:
9780191675782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203209.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This is a history of the Kenyan city of Mombasa and its surrounding settlements from the mid-19th century to the height of colonial rule in the 1930s. The book places the island and town of Mombasa ... More


The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume IV: The Twentieth Century

Judith Brown and Wm Roger Louis (eds)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205647
eISBN:
9780191676727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205647.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This book, which is volume IV in a series, is an assessment of the British Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. This series helps to understand ... More


Expatriates in Cosmopolitan Egypt: 1864–1956

James Whidden

in Settlers and Expatriates: Britons over the Seas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199297672
eISBN:
9780191594335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297672.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

A study of the British community in colonial Egypt, this chapter describes its size, its social types, customary business and leisure activities, as well as characteristic features of its political, ... More


Postcolonial Politics and Personal Laws: Colonial Legal Legacies and the Indian State

Rina Verma Williams

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195680140
eISBN:
9780199081721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195680140.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This book explores the postcolonial state in India in a longitudinal perspective. It concentrates on the religious legal system of personal laws in India. These laws are a prime example of continuity ... More


Property, Institutions, and Economic Growth in Colonial America

Claire Priest

in Credit Nation: Property Laws and Institutions in Early America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691158761
eISBN:
9780691185651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158761.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter places the book's description of how property rights were defined, enforced, and managed in the British American colonies within the economic history literature. As scholars have ... More


Orphans of Empire

John Darwin

in Settlers and Expatriates: Britons over the Seas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199297672
eISBN:
9780191594335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297672.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter reflects on the papers in the volume, exploring the historical significance of these British communities. Clearly, wherever they enjoyed any political or commercial influence, their ... More


Introduction

Peter Zinoman

in The Colonial Bastille: A History of Imprisonment in Vietnam, 1862-1940

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224124
eISBN:
9780520925175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224124.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the history of colonial Bastille or the colonial prison system in French Indochina or Vietnam from 1862 to 1940. This book ... More


The Stamp Act and Legal and Economic Institutions

Claire Priest

in Credit Nation: Property Laws and Institutions in Early America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691158761
eISBN:
9780691185651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158761.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The chapter evaluates the Stamp Act and the contrasting visions of the colonial economy and its institutions advanced by the Stamp Act supporters in England and the Stamp Act opponents in the ... More


The Manufacturing of Cuba: Conquests, Demographic Collapses, and Government Institutions

Luis Martínez-Fernández

in Key to the New World: A History of Early Colonial Cuba

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781683400325
eISBN:
9781683400981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400325.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines various topics of the early conquest and colonization of Cuba. It discusses the Reconquista--the prolonged war between Catholic and Muslim Iberia-- as the cultural and ... More


Introduction

Sara Byala

in A Place That Matters Yet: John Gubbins’s MuseumAfrica in the Postcolonial World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226030272
eISBN:
9780226030449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226030449.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This book proposes that the climate of neglect that surrounds MuseumAfrica reflects larger ideas about the place of colonial institutions in the postcolonial, and in this case postapartheid, even ... More


‘We want men and not encyclopaedias’: joining the Customs Service1

Catherine Ladds

in Empire careers: Working for the Chinese Customs Service, 1854–1949

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719085482
eISBN:
9781781704974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085482.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter pursues dual aims of elucidating the Customs's recruitment procedures and exploring the socioeconomic factors that influenced decisions to relocate overseas. Despite the enduring ... More


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