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World History Online Reference Books

Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since1450Thomas Benjamin, ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2007. 1315 pp. 3 vols.
Provides students and researchers with a much-needed, comprehensive resource on the subject of colonialism and expansion. From a global perspective, the set traces many facets of colonial growth and imperialism, and much more.



History of World TradeSince1450John J. McCusker, ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2006. 905 pp. 2 vols.
History of World Trade Since 1450 starts at a year regarded as the beginning of the Age of Exploration and examines how the hunt for new resources and markets during that period resulted in the establishment of colonies in Africa, the Americas and Asia. The set looks at the Industrial Revolution, the rise of capitalism and the effects of imperialism on the global economy.

Ancient to Medieval Reference

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