This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Picture released in the 30s showing the minaret of a Mosque, in Damascus. / AFP / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From when America needed Syria to fashion rules of the Colonial Atlantic, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history.

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This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

The Ryukyuan music parade or rojigaku consisted of fifteen or twenty musicians and was directed by a Japanese official called gieisei. In addition to performing when the mission reached or left an important destination, the musicians accompanied the parade of envoys along the streets of Edo, playing Chinese and Ryukyuan songs. Via Asia-Pacific Journal.

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From linking the Irish Revolution and the First World War to today’s lessons from the Warsaw ghetto, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history.

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This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
Follow on Twitter @MWPalen

From globalizing ‘Gym Crow’ to the untold story of American isolationism, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

The Communist Party of Australia (CPA) condemned the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, but the issue would eventually cause a split. Pictured is then CPA official Bernie Taft addressing listeners at Yarra Bank in Melbourne, c1960s. The University of Melbourne Archive’s new Bernie Taft Collection is one of the most significant resources on the history of the Australian left to become available in recent years. Picture: University of Melbourne Archives, Communist Party of Australia collection, 1991.0152.00099

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
Follow on Twitter @MWPalen

From black radicalism’s complex relationship with the Japanese Empire to how Soviet tanks shook up the Australian Left, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

John Tenniel cartoon from 1862 showing Britannia visiting starving mill workers during the cotton famine

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
Follow on Twitter @MWPalen

From exporting US economic nationalism to rediscovering the 1860s cotton famine, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history.

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This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
Follow on Twitter @MWPalen

From reading Marx on migration to the anti-imperial empire, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
Follow on Twitter @MWPalen

From liberal romances of empire to a Russian sailor’s tomb in Singapore, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”