Settler Colonialism in the Twentieth Century

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Postcolonial states and metropolitan societies still grapple today with the divisive and difficult legacies unleashed by settler colonialism.

Whether they were settled for trade or geopolitical reasons, these settler communities had in common their shaping of landholding, laws, and race relations in colonies throughout the world. By looking at the detail of settlements in the twentieth century—from European colonial projects in Africa and expansionist efforts by the Japanese in Korea and Manchuria, to the Germans in Poland and the historical trajectories of Israel/Palestine and South Africa—and analyzing the dynamics set in motion by these settlers, the contributors to this volume establish points of comparison to offer a new framework for understanding the character and fate of twentieth-century empires.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415949439
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 664,061
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Caroline Elkins is Assistant Professor of History at Harvard University.
Susan Pedersen is Professor of History at Columbia University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : settler colonialism : a concept and its uses 1
1 Malthusian dreams, colonial imaginary : the oriental development company and Japanese emigration to Korea 25
2 Settler citizenship in the Jewish colonization of Palestine 41
3 Between empire and nation : settler colonialism in Manchukuo 59
4 Settling against the tide : the layered contradictions of twentieth-century Portuguese settlement in Mozambique 79
5 Management and manipulation : Nazi settlement planners and ethnic German settlers in occupied Poland 95
6 Settler colonialism at the bar of the league of nations 113
7 Mission Legislatrice : extraterritoriality and Japan's legal mission to Korea in the early twentieth century 137
8 Brokers of empire : Japanese and Korean business elites in colonial Korea 153
9 Settler colonization in the Middle East and North Africa : its economic rationale 171
10 Racial violence and the origins of segregation in South Africa 183
11 Race, citizenship, and governance : settler tyranny and the end of empire 203
12 The "southern" world of the Pieds Noirs : references to and representations of Europeans in colonial Algeria 225
13 Imperial remnants : the repatriates in postwar Japan 243
14 Unsettling the metropole : race and settler reincorporation in postcolonial Portugal 257
15 "Sleep with a southwester" : monuments and settler identity in Namibia 271
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