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HIS 491A: Adv Seminar Imperialism in Africa and Asia: Home

Course Description

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.

Image citation: "China - the cake of kings and...of emperors" by Henri Meyer, 16 Jan. 1898

Getting Started

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

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.  



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

Citing Sources

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.