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THIRTEEN COLONIES The Real History of America By Robert Joseph Napoli
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This is a history book, which details the founding of America. It covers in detail how America was colonized and the expansion of the original colonies in the New World. It is not a work with a... More > political agenda, rather a compilation of the real facts which shaped the continent and the real history of how North America evolved prior to the American Revolution.< Less
Empires and Colonialism By Andreas Sofroniou
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An empire is the absolute dynasty of a group of countries under the rule of one sovereign State. It can be an extensive territory, an aggregate of many States, all under the ultimate authority of one... More > person, an emperor or empress. It may also be a ruling of people reluctant to give up carefully nurtured empires, which are governed by supreme and extensive political dominion, with absolute control and paramount influence. In years bygone, this was mainly the position or dignity of an emperor, now very rare. In a few cases, throughout history, an empire-builder (a person who added to a territory) sought to increase his or her country’s authority. A good example would be that of the British Empire who often employed a British overseas administrator, whose responsibility would be to sustain the governed areas and to handle the activities regarding the building of the worldwide empire. According to scripted historical events, there were many empires in the world, where some are still taught in schools.< Less
Empires and Colonialism By Andreas Sofroniou
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An empire is the absolute dynasty of a group of countries under the rule of one sovereign State. It can be an extensive territory, an aggregate of many States, all under the ultimate authority of one... More > person, an emperor or empress. It may also be a ruling of people reluctant to give up carefully nurtured empires, which are governed by supreme and extensive political dominion, with absolute control and paramount influence. In years bygone, this was mainly the position or dignity of an emperor, now very rare. In a few cases, throughout history, an empire-builder (a person who added to a territory) sought to increase his or her country’s authority. A good example would be that of the British Empire who often employed a British overseas administrator, whose responsibility would be to sustain the governed areas and to handle the activities regarding the building of the worldwide empire. According to scripted historical events, there were many empires in the world, where some are still taught in schools.< Less
British Empire Medals - A Military History By W. Augustus Steward
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This military history of the British Empire successfully chronicles significant battles and campaigns on land and sea through a single, common thread: their medals. Each battle's account is... More > accompanied by a complete list of regiments serving, while casualties sustained and inflicted by the British side detailed. Combative manoeuvres, advances, retreats, setbacks and routs are mentioned in a lively but factual style, followed up by the mentions of the accolades and behaviours of the major commanders. Significant battles, such as Waterloo, The Charge of the Light Brigade, and Rorke's Drift, receive good examination and account, with all corresponding medals likewise described. We also receive generous and meaningful coverage of naval engagements with European rivals. With these as concluding parts, we may call this book a comprehensive military history approached in a stimulating and novel fashion: simply put, British Empire Medals - A Military History is a more than worthwhile purchase.< Less
The African Colony: Studies in the Reconstruction By John Buchan
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir GCMG GCVO CH PC... More > (/ˈbʌxən/; 26 August 1875 – 11 February 1940) was a Scottish novelist, historian and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada, the 15th since Canadian Confederation.After a brief legal career, Buchan simultaneously began his writing career and his political and diplomatic careers, serving as a private secretary to the colonial administrator of various colonies in southern Africa. He eventually wrote propaganda for the British war effort in the First World War. Buchan was in 1927 elected Member of Parliament for the Combined Scottish Universities, but he spent most of his time on his writing career, notably writing The Thirty-Nine Steps and other adventure fiction. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Buchan< Less
COLONIAL BOY Second Edition By Denis Montgomery
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These memoirs describe the life of the author from 1934 to 1954, during WWII and the pre-apartheid period, when the Union of South Africa was an honoured and much valued member of the British... More > Commonwealth. The detailed and intimate stories include much background to life in those years which have now become history. There are brief notes on his subsequent career in the 'wider world'.< Less
British-India Maps By The Indiaman Magazine
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Digitally restored maps of British-India towns and railway routes of the individual railway companies such as the East Indian Railways, the Great Indian Peninsular Railways, the Bombay, Baroda and... More > Central India Railways plus many more dating from 1897. Locate the British churches, cemeteries, schools, British cantonments and railway stations where your family lived in 19th century British-India.< Less
British Memorial Inscriptions in India By The Indiaman Magazine
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A poignant record of almost 1,000 individual memorial inscriptions about the people who served in British-India and Southern Asia! A fascinating and comprehensive record of individuals lives who... More > served in India and Southern Asia taken from their tombstones. Within this book are 114 pages containing almost 1,000 memorial inscriptions which record the names and details of several thousand people! These records are a mine of information for any genealogist who wants to learn more about their family. Details of service in India and family relationships were carved on these tombstones for eternity, and are recorded here giving you a wealth of family information that can help you to uncover more details about your own family.< Less
British India 1900-47 By Robert J. Carr
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A students' guide to British India - the Raj. This is a Himalayan University publication designed to engage with students and enable the processing of historical information. It is suitable for both... More > college and university learners.< Less
VIZIANAGARAM ZAMINDHARY IN COLONIAL ANDHRA, 1802-1949 By Dr. Syam Sundar Raju B
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In the history of Colonial Andhra Zamindars played a crucial and prominent role. As some of them were ‘feudal despots’ we may criticize the nature and character of their role in the... More > colonial era. Yet we cannot neither minimize nor ignore the part played by them during ‘those’ centuries of foreign rule. The significant fact that must be noted in this connection is that there was a radical transformation in the nature, attitude and thinking of the zamindars from the second half of the Nineteenth century. Coming under the influence of British education, british administration and modern thought many of them began to cultivate a sense of responsibility to the society and the people. They began to involve themselves in public activities and to encourage public organizations.< Less