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HIS 493: Adv Seminar Imperialism in Africa and Asia: Home

Course Description

The Rhodes Colossus: Caricature of Cecil John Rhodes, after he announced plans for a telegraph line and railroad from Cape Town to Cairo. "China -- the cake of kings and... of emperors"
"The Rhodes Colossus" by Edward Linley Sambourne, 10 Dec. 1892 "China - the cake of kings and...of emperors" by Henri Meyer, 16 Jan. 1898

 

Explores imperialism in Africa and Asia from 1838-1914 and analyzes the causes and effects of imperialism.  Topics covered include:

  • Old Imperialism in Asia, 1838-1870
  • New Imperialism in Africa, 1870-1914
  • New Imperialism in Asia, 1870-1914
  • Causes of Imperialism 
  • Effects of Imperialism 

The Course Guide to HIS 493 provides quick access links to top resources including background research materials, library databases, archives, and other primary source material.

Getting Started

View a list of reference books available in the Reference Room in Jenks Library.  Use the NOBLE Catalog to find more materials from our general circulating collection.  

Databases & Scholarly Articles

View a list of top library databases you can use to search for scholarly journal articles.

You can also use the Journal Finder search interface to find specific journals related to topics in history that Gordon directly subscribes to either online or in print.  

Archives

View a list of archives around the world that contain primary source materials on imperialism in Africa and Asia.  

Websites

View a list of websites that contain background information on imperialism in Africa and Asia, as well as resources for finding primary source material such as images and documents.

Citing Sources

View resources for citing sources using the Chicago Manual of Style.

Also view downloading instructions for Zotero, a reference management software that can help you store, organize, and cite your sources.