Colonialism and Imperialism
[Dewey numbers: 325; 327.1]

 Africa   The Americas   Asia/Pacific 
Postcolonial and Postimperial Literature: An Overview -
A general Web site with a major collection of links to people, issues, and politics related to colonialism and imperialism, with an emphasis on literature. From the Scholarly Technology Group at Brown University.
Anti-Imperialism in the United States, 1898-1935 -
A major collection of primary sources related to American imperialism. A personal page maintained by Jim Zwick.
Spanish American War Centennial Web Site -
This Web site is all about the Spanish-American War of 1898. Includes links to: Spanish American War Chronology; Some Basic Information; Action Reports and First Hand Accounts; U.S. Navy; Spanish Navy; Weapons; Personal Profiles; Units, Rosters & Photos; War in Cuba; War in the Philippines; War in Puerto Rico; War in Hawaii and Guam; Medicine in the War; Home Front; Journalism; Music; Events, Exhibits; Re-enactment Groups; Researching a Spanish American Veteran; Medals; Uniforms; Virtual Tour of the USFS Olympia; Places to Visit; and Rough Riding Links.
The World of 1898: The Spanish American War -
"This presentation provides resources and documents about the Spanish-American War, the period before the war, and some of the fascinating people who participated in the fighting or commented about it. Information about Cuba, Guam, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Spain, and the United States is provided in chronologies, bibliographies, and a variety of pictorial and textual material from bilingual sources, supplemented by an overview essay about the war and the period. (Library of Congress)
Victorian History -- The British Empire: An Overview -
Nice overview of British imperialism. Read this to get into the subject. Many links to the British Empire in general as well as to specific colonies during the nineteenth century. (The Victorian Web)
Colonialism -
"United States colonialism has left a legacy of property confiscation, economic manipulation, and over-extended defense boundaries. We favor immediate self-determination for all people living in colonial dependencies..." From the platform of the Libertarian Party.
Life After Colonialism -
From the Online Newshour this 'online forum' discusses, with comments from participants, the post-colonial world and the implications for our foreign policy.

The Americas

Colonialism and Slavery in The Caribbean -
Notes for a lecture which discusses the extent to which the U.S. has been an overbearing neighbor to the Caribbean Region.
European Colonialism in the Americas -
An article from The Progressive magazine entitled "The Empire Strikes Back at Itself," comprises most of this Web page. Links are also given to other articles on colonialism in the Americas.
Latin American Map Selection -
Links to topics about the exploitation of Latin American natives and products. Categories include: Indians; Spanish conquest; Spanish city plans; Colonial towns; tropical agriculture; shifting agriculture; food; plantation crops; altitude-temperature zones; resort hotels; Current colonies; linguistic imperialism; and U.S. imperialism

Asia/Pacific Region

Kashmir Home Page -
This pro-Pakistani page discusses an area that was colonized by Great Britain and continues to suffer from de-colonization.
French Nuclear Colonialism -
This site explores the use of French Polynesia by the French for nuclear weapons testing. From The Moruroa Blues, a story about ordinary New Zealanders taking on the might of the French military and government.


African National Congress -
The website of the African National Congress, at one time an outlawed political party in South Africa, includes links to Nelson Mandela pages and other helpful links on South Africa.
A Brief Chronology of Slavery, Colonialism and Neo-Colonialism -
A brief chronology of imperialism and its effects on Africa. This Web site presents "information that is pertinent to the struggle for reparations for the harm done to Africa and the African diaspora through enslavement, colonisation, and racism." (African Reparations Movement)

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