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Nature's Government. Science, Imperial Britain and the 'Improvement' of the World
'Nature's Government' is a daring attempt to juxtapose the histories of Britain, western science, and imperialism. It shows how colonial expansion, from the age of Alexander the Great to theExpand
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Imperial London: Civil Government Building in London 1851-1915
Part 1 Context: the imperial city. Part 2 Need: the case for public buildings. Part 3 Administration: the Office of Works, 1851-1873 the Office of Works, 1873-1915. Part 4 Sites: art and scienceExpand
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The Problem of the Hero(ine) in Caribbean History
This is the revised text of the 21st Elsa Goveia Lecture, given at Cave Hill, Barbados in March 2004. It examines, first, how Caribbean historiography, during and after the moment of constitutionalExpand
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Discussion: the futures of global history
Abstract Global history has come under attack. It is charged with neglecting national history and the ‘small spaces’ of the past, with being an elite globalist project made irrelevant by theExpand
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Federal Utopias and the Realities of Imperial Power
Frederick Cooper’s Citizenship between Nation and Empire: Remaking France and French Africa, 1945–1960 is a masterwork on the high politics of the end of the French empire in Africa. His elucidationExpand
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Where Does the World Historian Write From? Objectivity, Moral Conscience and the Past and Present of Imperialism
The contemporary historian, as she or he speaks to the public about the origins and meanings of the present, has important ethical responsibilities. ‘Imperial’ historians, in particular, shape howExpand
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Imperial History and the Human Future
The inaugural lecture which underlies this article examines the past and future of Imperial history as a subject and its relationship to both imperial power and projects of human emancipation. ItExpand
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Knowledge and Empire
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