Nationalism and Imperialism (1815-1914)
The Nationalism Project. This site bills itself as one of "the Internet's leading resources for the study of nationalism." It is produced by Eric Zuelow, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is edited in consultation with an international committee of experts in the field. The site has an impressive list of competing definitions of nationalism, essays, and bibliographies to for researching nationalism. This is a university-level site and the reading level is quite high.
Primary Documents Related to European Nationalism: Great list of primary documents, photographs and statistics related to European nationalism in the 19th century. Most material concerns German and Italian nationalism but England, France and Russia make the list too. The site is hosted by Collegeboard.com and is the official Web site for AP History.
Map of German Unification: A very good color-coded map of the evoltion of German nationalism from 1740-1871. The site is hosted by the textbook publisher W.W. Norton.
Map of Italian Unification: A very good color-coded map of the evoltion of Italian nationalism from the 1850 to the 1870s. The site is hosted by the textbook publisher W.W. Norton.
Historical Overview of the Industrial Revolution: An excellent overview of the economic and social aspects of the Industrial Revolution in Britain at the BBC History site. Written by Dr Christine MacLeod, (January 2001), the overview includes commentary on trade, technology, population and social change.
List of Web Links and Primary Sources on the New Imperialism: Complete list of related Web links and primary source documents related to the New Imperialism in Europe from the 1870s to the eve of World War One. Includes links to British, Dutch, French, and German imperialism, maps and government documents.
King Lepold's Ghost: A complete site that includes suggested readings, media, and images about the European Imperialism in Africa and Asia. The site is researched and supported by Concordia University in Wisconsin.
Map of European Imperialism in Asia: A detailed map of European imperialism in Asia at the start of World War One.
Map of European Imperialism in Africa: A detailed map of European imperialism in Africa at the start of World War One.
Imperial Statistics: This Web site details the hard facts of European worldwide imperialisma and colonialism.
The South African War Virtual Library. Privately hosted site on the South African War between the British Empire and the Boers in South Africa (1898-1900). Site contains an overview of the war, descriptions of battles, photographs from the war and concentration camps, and a bibliography of literature. The site is the work of Mr Robert Wotton of Australia. Information on this site cannot be confirmed, but appears historically accurate.
British Imperialism in India via Architectural Design: A compelling site using architecture to demonstrate British Imperialism in India. The site was created by Rebecca Brown an art historican at St. Mary's College of Maryland.
The Scramble for Africa: Site on the New Imperialism developed by high school students in Chico, California. Includes a series of excellent theme-based essays by students. Be sure to check the facts and ideas of these essays with your own research.
Imperialism in Africa: Site on imperialism in Africa by developed by high school students in Chico, California. Includes a series of excellent theme-based essays by students. Be sure to check the facts and ideas of these essays with your own research.
Kiplings "White Man's Burden" (1899): Web site dedicated to exploring the controversy surrounding the publication of Rudyard Kipling's famous poem in 1899 in the United States. The site was created by author Jim Zwick who has published on this topic. It includes the original poem, the context for the poem, responses in the press and cartoons related to the debate.
Queen Victoria's Empire: PBS site dedicated to exploring 19th century British Imperialism under Queen Victoria. Site includes historical explanations, images, lesson plans and issues to consider.
Livingstone in Africa: Site hosted by National Geographic uses
a slide show about the exploits of David Livingstone as he traveled across
what he termed "Darkest Africa." Site contains text and images
of this adventurer, author and imperialist.