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Centre for Imperial and Post Colonial Studies

Recent Publications

2016

John McAleer and Christer Petley, eds, The Royal Navy and the British Atlantic World, c. 1750-1820 (Palgrave Macmillan). This collection brings together scholars working on aspects of the Royal Navy and the British Atlantic in order to gain a better understanding of the ways that the Navy protected, facilitated, and shaped the British-Atlantic empire in the era of war, revolution, counter-revolution, and upheaval between the beginning of the Seven Years War and the end of the conflict with Napoleonic France. Contributions question the limits – conceptually and geographically – of that Atlantic world, suggesting that, by considering the Royal Navy and the British Atlantic together, we can gain greater insights into Britain’s maritime history. Many of the chapters collected in this volume were first presented at a conference hosted by the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth and sponsored by CIPCS.

Global Currents cover
Global Currents cover

‘Global Currents,’ Special Issue of Atlantic Studies 13 (1) edited by John McAleer. This special issue originated in a workshop hosted by the Centre in November 2013, entitled 'Crossroads of Empire': Latin America, the South Atlantic and the British Empire in the long nineteenth century'. Dr McAleer also contributes an article to the issue entitled ‘Looking East: St. Helena, the South Atlantic and Britain’s Indian Ocean World’. Click on the cover image for further information.

 

 

 

John McAleer, ‘“A young slip of botany”: Botanical networks, the South Atlantic and Britain’s maritime worlds, c. 1790–1810’, Journal of Global History 11:1 (2016), 24–43.  Click on this link for further information.

2015

Rachel Herrmann, ‘“Their Filthy Trash”: Taste, Eating, and Work in Mary Rowlandson’s Captivity Narrative’, Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, 12, no. 1-2 (March 2015): 45-70. Follow this link for further information.

Rachel Herrmann, ‘“If the King had really been a father to us”: Failed Food Diplomacy in Eighteenth-Century Sierra Leone’, in The Routledge History of Food, ed. Carol Helstosky (New York: Routledge, 2015).  Follow this link for further information.

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Exhibiting the Empire cover

John McAleer (edited with John M. MacKenzie), Exhibiting the Empire: Cultures of Display and the British Empire (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015): includes editorial introduction and chapter by McAleer entitled ‘Exhibiting exploration: Captain Cook, voyages of exploration and cultures of display’. Click on the cover image for further information.

 

 

 

 

John McAleer (with Claire Warrior), ‘Objects of exploration: expanding the horizons of maritime history’, in Charles W. J. Withers and Fraser MacDonald (eds), Geography, Technology and Instruments of Exploration (Farnham: Ashgate, 2015), 97–118.

 

The suppression of the Atlantic slave trade cover
The suppression of the Atlantic slave trade cover

John McAleer (with Richard Huzzey), ‘History, memory, and Britain’s commemoration of Atlantic slave-trade suppression’, in Robert Burroughs and Richard Huzzey (eds), The Suppression of the Atlantic Slave Trade: British Policies, Practices and Representations of Naval Coercion (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015), 166–88.  Click on the cover image for further information.

2014

Into New Territory cover
Into New Territory cover

James Morgan, Into New Territory: American Historians and the Concept of US Imperialism (University of Wisconsin Press). This book explores how radical and revisionist scholars in the 1950s and 1960s first challenged the paradigm of denying that America had an empire. It is based on a PhD dissertation completed at University of Southampton. Click on the cover image for further information.

 

 

 

 

John McAleer, ‘“This Ultima Thule”: The Cape of Good Hope, Ireland and global networks of empire, 1795–1815’, Eighteenth-Century Ireland 29 (2014), 63–84.

John McAleer, ‘“The eye of the artist”: Thomas Baines, the Eighth Cape Frontier War, and the representation of warfare’, Journal of War and Culture Studies 7:4 (2014), 303–19. Follow this link for further information.

John McAleer, ‘Plants, patronage and promotion: Lord Caledon’s connections at the Cape of Good Hope’, Bulletin of the National Library of South Africa 68:1 (2014), 53–68

John McAleer, ‘Objects of empire: museums, material culture, and histories of empire’, in Giorgio Riello and Anna Gerritson (eds), Writing Material Culture History (London: Bloomsbury, 2014), 249–55. Follow this link for further information.

John McAleer, ‘Displaying its wares: material culture, the East India Company and British encounters with India in the long eighteenth century’, in Gabriel Sánchez Espinosa, Daniel Roberts and Simon Davies (eds), Global Connections: India and Europe in the Long Eighteenth Century (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2014), 199–221.  Follow this link for further information.

 

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