The Tools of Empire: Technology and European Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century / Edition 1

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"Ideally suited for undergraduate courses in colonialism and world history."—S. David Knisley, Mars Hill College

"Excellent and moving text!"—Linda Waleda, Portland State University

"Excellent study. I have been asked to propose a course on Industrialization, Technology and International Relations... [and] Headrick's work will be included. Thanks for letting me read this fine study."—Thomas Schoonover, University of Southwestern Louisiana

"A fine, in-depth work for use with the more cursory textbook treatment of a central element of modern history."—T.R. Cox, San Diego State University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195028324
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 3/26/1981
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 264,041
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 5.56 (h) x 0.68 (d)

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  • Posted May 13, 2010

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    Building a colony

    The thesis is simple: Europe through technology enjoyed asymmetrical material advantages in the 19th century, and proceeded to go on an empire building spree. By the late 19th c 85% of the world was a colony, this explains how. While it explains the means, this work does little to unpack the motives (industrial capitalism). A bit dry in places, but has a wealth of information.

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