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Borderlands in World History, 1700-1914

Covering two hundred years, this groundbreaking book brings together essays on borderlands by leading experts in the modern history of the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia to offer the first historical study of borderlands with a global reach.
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Introduction: Borderlands in a Global Perspective; Paul Readman, Cynthia Radding and Chad Bryant PART I: WRITING BORDERLANDS 1. Negotiating North America's New National Borders; Benjamin H. Johnson 2. 'The Men Who Made Australia Federated Long Ago': Australian Frontiers and Borderlands; Frank Bongiorno PART II: BORDERLANDS, TERRITORIALITY, AND LANDSCAPE 3. Environment, Territory, and Landscape Changes in Northern Mexico during the Era of Independence; Cynthia Radding 4. 'We are Comfortable Riding the Waves': Landscape and the Formation of a Border State in Eighteenth-Century Island Southeast Asia; Timothy P. Barnard 5. From Constituting Communities to Dividing Districts: The Formalization of a Cultural Border between Mombasa and its Hinterland; Daren Ray PART III: BORDERLANDS AND STATE ACTION 6. Not by Force Alone: Public Health and the Establishment of the Russian Rule in the Russo-Polish Borderland, 1762-85; Oksana Mykhed 7. Borders, War, and Nation-Building in Napoleon's Europe; Michael Rowe PART IV: NATIONAL IDENTITIES AND EUROPEAN BORDERLANDS 8. Living a British Borderland: Northumberland and the Scottish Borders in the Long Nineteenth Century; Paul Readman 9. Church Fights: Nationality, Class, and the Politics of Church Building in a German-Polish Borderland, 1890-1914; Jim Bjork PART V: BORDERLANDERS: LABOR AND SOCIAL EXPERIENCE 10. 'Frontier Indians': 'Indios Mansos', 'Indios Bravos', and the Layers of Indigenous Existence in the Caribbean Borderlands; Jason M. Yaremko 11. The Twisted Logic of the Ohio River Borderland; Matthew Salafia 12. Boundaries of Slavery in Mid Nineteenth-Century Liberia; Lisa A. Lindsay PART VI: READING BORDERS: INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR BORDERLANDS 13. Unofficial Frontiers: Welsh-English Borderlands in the Victorian Period; Roland Quinault 14. 'Home on the Range': Rootedness and Identity in the Borderlands of the Nineteenth-Century American West; Nina Vollenbroeker Concluding Reflections: Borderlands Histories and the Categories of Historical Analysis; Lloyd Kramer

About the Author

Timothy P. Barnard, National University of Singapore Jim Bjork, King's College London, UK Frank Bongiorno, Australian National University in Canberra Benjamin H. Johnson, University of Wisconsin, UK Lloyd Kramer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA Lisa A. Lindsay, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA Oksana Mykhed, Harvard University, USA Roland Quinault, Institute of Historical Research, University of London, UK Daren Ray, The American University, Egypt Michael Rowe, King's College London, UK Matthew Salafia, North Dakota State University, USA Nina Vollenbroeker, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, UK Jason M. Yaremko, University of Winnipeg, Canada

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