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Niall Ferguson: Empire (How Britain Made the Modern World) – Maxim Force

From the Channel 4 television series by Niall Ferguson (one of this seminar’s “new imperialists”), which accompanies his book by the same title. This part deals with the history of Africa in the British empire, the reign of Queen Victoria, … Continue reading

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Niall Ferguson: Empire (How Britain Made the Modern World) – Heaven’s Breed

From the Channel 4 television series by Niall Ferguson (one of this seminar’s “new imperialists”), which accompanies his book by the same title. This part deals with the history of India in the British empire, the reign of Queen Victoria, … Continue reading

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Niall Ferguson: Empire (How Britain Made the Modern World) – The White Plague

“how is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?”–Samuel Johnson From the Channel 4 television series by Niall Ferguson (one of this seminar’s “new imperialists”), which accompanies his book by the same title. … Continue reading

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Niall Ferguson: Empire (How Britain Made the Modern World) – The Mission

From the Channel 4 television series by Niall Ferguson (one of this seminar’s “new imperialists”), which accompanies his book by the same title. This part deals with the history of British Christian missions, particularly in Africa. The main theme of … Continue reading

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Matthew Connelly: The New Imperialists

“The conquest of the earth, which mostly means taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much.”–Joseph Conrad (quoted in Connelly, … Continue reading

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