Webs of Empire

Locating New Zealand's Colonial Past

Tony Ballantyne

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  • Published: March 2014
  • Subject Listing: History
  • Bibliographic information: 384 pp., 6 x 9 in.
  • Distributed for: UBC Press
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Breaking open colonization to reveal tangled cultural and economic networks, Webs of Empire offers new paths into our colonial history. Linking Gore and Chicago, Maori and Asia, India and newspapers, whalers and writing, empire building becomes a spreading web of connected places, people, ideas, and trade. These links question narrow, national stories, while broadening perspectives on the past and the legacies of colonialism that persist today. Bringing together essays from two decades of prolific publishing on international colonial history, Webs of Empire demonstrates why Tony Ballantyne is one of the most influential historians working in New Zealand today.