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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Specialist Reference Works for Researchers

A guide to library resources for students in Professor De Lorenzi's courses

The Oxford History of the British Empire: Origins of Empire

The Oxford History of the British Empire: The Nineteenth Century

The Oxford History of the British Empire: The Twentieth Century

The Oxford History of the British Empire Companion Series: Gender and Empire

The Oxford History of the British Empire Companion Series: Environment and Empire

The Oxford History of the British Empire Companion Series: Missions and Empire

The Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450

Additional resources for imperial and colonial history

If your topic involves imperialism, you should also look at the specialized geographic encyclopedias. For example, the UNESCO General History of Africa, Vol. 6 is devoted to colonial rule in Africa (find in listed under the Africa tab), and Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire has lots of useful articles related to imperialism (find it listed under the Europe/West tab). You'll find lots of stuff on neocolonialism in the Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture (find it listed under the Latin America and Caribbean tab).

Colonialism/Postcolonialism