Primary sources documenting colonial history, politics, culture and society.

Material in the collection spans five centuries, charting the story of the rise and fall of empires; from the explorations of Columbus, Captain Cook, and others, right through to de-colonisation in the second half of the twentieth century and debates over American Imperialism.

Documents were selected to support five thematic sections in empire studies:

  • Cultural Contacts
  • Empire Writing & the Literature of Empire
  • Visible Empire
  • Religion & Empire
  • Race, Class, Colonialism, Imperialism

Resource contains images of unique source material including maps, manuscripts, pamphlets, paintings, drawings and rare books.

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Publisher: Adam Matthew Digital
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