This book examines dissent over the question of empire in Britain and shows how it was influenced by rebellions and resistance in the colonies from the West Indies and East Africa to Egypt and India.
Author: Priyamvada Gopal
Publisher: Verso Trade
Much has been written on how colonial subjects took up British and European ideas and turned them against empire when making claims to freedom and self-determination. The possibility of reverse influence has been largely overlooked. Insurgent Empire shows how Britain's enslaved and colonial subjects were not merely victims of empire and subsequent beneficiaries of its crises of conscience but also agents whose resistance both contributed to their own liberation and shaped British ideas about freedom and who could be free. This book examines dissent over the question of empire in Britain and shows how it was influenced by rebellions and resistance in the colonies from the West Indies and East Africa to Egypt and India. It also shows how a pivotal role in fomenting dissent was played by anticolonial campaigners based in London, at the heart of the empire.
Insurgent Empire examines how such stresses and strains — generated over
several decades throughout the period of colonial rule rather than during formal
decolonization alone – made their impact felt in periodic crises of empire, which
Author: Priyamvada Gopal
Publisher: Verso Books
How rebellious colonies changed British attitudes to empire Insurgent Empire shows how Britain’s enslaved and colonial subjects were active agents in their own liberation. What is more, they shaped British ideas of freedom and emancipation back in the United Kingdom. Priyamvada Gopal examines a century of dissent on the question of empire and shows how British critics of empire were influenced by rebellions and resistance in the colonies, from the West Indies and East Africa to Egypt and India. In addition, a pivotal role in fomenting resistance was played by anticolonial campaigners based in London, right at the heart of empire. Much has been written on how colonized peoples took up British and European ideas and turned them against empire when making claims to freedom and self-determination. Insurgent Empire sets the record straight in demonstrating that these people were much more than victims of imperialism or, subsequently, the passive beneficiaries of an enlightened British conscience—they were insurgents whose legacies shaped and benefited the nation that once oppressed them.
The Long War is often represented as a ‘new’ era in warfare and geopolitics. This book acknowledges that the Long War is new in important respects, but it also emphasizes that the Long War bears many similarities to the Cold War.
Author: Mark T. Berger
The rise and fall of the Cold War coincided with the universalization and consolidation of the modern nation-state as the key unit of the wider international system. A key characteristic of the post-Cold War era, in which the US has emerged as the sole superpower, is the growing number of collapsing or collapsed states. A growing number of states are, or have become, mired in conflict or civil war, the antecedents of which are often to be found in the late-colonial and Cold War era. At the same time, US foreign policy (and the actions of other organizations such as the United Nations) may well be compounding state failure in the context of the post-9/11 Global War on Terror (GWOT) or what is also increasingly referred to as the ‘Long War’. The Long War is often represented as a ‘new’ era in warfare and geopolitics. This book acknowledges that the Long War is new in important respects, but it also emphasizes that the Long War bears many similarities to the Cold War. A key similarity is the way in which insurgency and counterinsurgency were and continue to be seen primarily in the context of inter-state rivalry in which the critical local or regional dynamics of revolution and counter-revolution are marginalized or neglected. In this context American policy-makers and their allies have again erroneously applied a ‘grand strategy’ that suits the imperatives of conventional military and geo-political thinking rather than engaging with what are a much more variegated array of problems facing the changing global order. This book provides a collection of well-integrated studies that shed light on the history and future of insurgency, counterinsurgency and collapsing states in the context of the Long War. This book was previously published as a special issue of Third World Quarterly.
In this book, Peter Mitchell examines how our complicated relationship with our imperial past pervades life in contemporary Britain, and asks why we can't seem to let it go.
Author: Peter Mitchell
A short, polemical study of the persistence of imperial nostalgia in modern British culture, politics, heritage and media.
At a time filled with tensions, heated disputes and bloody wars, nations of the 21st century have become preoccupied with empowering their military foundations and seeking new alliances which would guarantee their triumph in case a third ...
Author: Mohamed BELAMGHARI
Publisher: EduPedia Publications Pvt. Ltd.
At a time filled with tensions, heated disputes and bloody wars, nations of the 21st century have become preoccupied with empowering their military foundations and seeking new alliances which would guarantee their triumph in case a third world war is to take place. In the middle of these tensions and war mongering attempts, the United States of America, as usual, has to remind the world of its role as “the super power”, and re-instigate the world’s anxiety by its usual interceding in the international laws or by its military interventions in many places like Iraq, Afghanistan or even the Middle East region under the purported noble mission of securing the whole world against terrorists, war mongers, or drug and arm traffickers. Moreover, the American unilateral strategies in the world have not only brought into light the American hostility, but the world’s opposition and an era of turbulence in which wars are being planned behind closed doors, and initiated through technological, medical and academic institutions. Historically, after the Second World War, especially the Post-Cold War when the USSR was defeated, the United States of America has come to enjoy an uncontested power and hegemony. Obviously, the overthrow of communism has launched a diametrically opposed era of unilateral policies advanced by the USA and, somewhat, moments in which the rest of the world has to express, every now and then, its anxiety and fear of the giant American guard.
'One of our best hopes for intervening in colonialism as an ongoing project is to identify how that project has shaped and continues to shape our world. This book does just that.
Author: Nadine El-Enany
(B)ordering Britain provides a race critical reading of British immigration and asylum law, arguing that it must be understood in the context of Britain's colonial identity and history. Britain's relationship and fluctuating commitment to its empire was a major driving force behind legal change in the field of immigration and asylum. Immigration law serves to cordon off Britain, the place where colonial spoils are located, from the historically dispossessed. Law is also the primary means of recognition for those seeking legal status. (B)ordering Britain thus offers a critique of law and the politics of recognition in the context migration. It considers the lasting effects of Britain's colonial history, from its shaping of immigration and asylum law, to the impact on people seeking entry to Britain and on its fraught relationship with the European Union.
All hell broke loose for Taft in the regular congressional session of 1909–10 .
When the House was organized , Speaker Joe Cannon retaliated for the
insurgent revolt in the previous session by dropping insurgents from some
committees and ...
Author: Frank H. Golay
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Center for
Traces the intricate development of U.S. colonial policy in the Philippines from the McKinley administration to Philippine independence. Distributed for the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
lived experience of a different revolutionary process — Colombia's war of
independence — that itself drew on the symbolism and language of French
revolutionaries . As a number of scholars have shown , Spanish - American
insurgents made ...
Author: Richard Bessel
Publisher: War, Culture and Society
The imperial warfare of the period 1770-1830, including the American wars of independence and the Napoleonic wars, affected every continent. Covering southern India, the Caribbean, North and South America, and southern Africa, this volume explores the impact of revolutionary wars and how people's identities were shaped by their experiences.
Matthew N. Lyons takes readers on a tour of neonazis and Christian theocrats, by way of the patriot movement, the LaRouchites, and the alt-right.
Author: Matthew N. Lyons
Matthew N. Lyons takes readers on a tour of neonazis and Christian theocrats, by way of the patriot movement, the LaRouchites, and the alt-right. Supplementing this, thematic sections explore specific dimensions of far-right politics, regarding gender, decentralism, and anti-imperialism. His final chapter offers a preliminary analysis of the Trump presidential administration relationship with far-right politics and the organized far right's shifting responses to it. Both for its analysis and as a guide to our opponents, Insurgent Supremacists promises to be a powerful tool in organizing to resist the forces at the cutting edge of reaction today.
These men argued that the principal objective of the insurgents was to get rid of
the Spanish , and Dewey accepted this judgment . The consuls maintained that
Aguinaldo would welcome — or at least tolerate - annexation to the United States
Author: James C. Bradford
Publisher: Naval Inst Press
The Spanish-American War of 1898 is often passed over by scholars and history buffs, but the approach of the centennial has generated a renewed interest in this conflict - its causes, consequences, and conduct - an area surprisingly lacking in study until now. This collection of essays by some of the nation's top naval and military historians - David F. Trask, Graham A. Cosmas, Harold D. Langley, and Jack Shulimson, to name a few - examines for the first time the actions of America's naval, military, and diplomatic communities during the war, actions that led to victory against Spain, the U.S. domination of the Philippines, and transformation of the United States into a world power. Drawing from primary sources, this book sheds new perspectives on the negotiations and diplomatic maneuvers preceding the war, and explores the boom in intelligence gathering by the United States. It explains how this new intelligence influenced the formation of military strategy and how the joint operations between the Army and Navy were carried out - and how effective they were. It examines the impact of the Marine Corps on the war and how this conflict changed the Corps itself. Crucible of Empire takes a fresh look at the controversial Battle of Santiago from the points of view of Commodores Sampson and Schley, and discusses numerous command problems and disagreements. Also considered are the expansionist designs of President McKinley, the taking of the Philippine Islands, and the resulting impact on the strategic planning, naval service, and defense responsibility of the United States beyond the Western Hemisphere. This volume contributes to the ongoing re-interpretation of this pivotal era of Americanhistory. Together the essays trace not only the impact of the armed forces on America's rise to world prominence, but also the transformation of the Navy, Army, and Marines as they entered the modern era.
Following the successful struggle against Denkyira , Osei Tutu created political
alliances in order to strengthen his insurgent empire . But his death by ambush in
1712 aborted Osei Tutu's empire - building . Fortunately , the Ashanti empire ...
Author: James E. Trupin
Discusses the political, economic, and cultural history of West Africa.