Decolonization Resources





Book Title and Description







Stearns, Peter N. ed. The encyclopedia of world history: ancient, medieval and modern. Sixth edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001.

A single-volume history of the world, from prehistory to 2000, arranged chronologically and geographically.  Useful for basic information on a specific topic and for getting a general idea of any given period in time across cultures.








Goldstone, Jack A. ed. The encyclopedia of political revolutions. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly, 1998.

This volume features essays on revolutionary events, leaders, and concepts.  The editors consider “revolutions” to be events or ideas that bring about lasting political change in a society.







Great events. Pasadena, Calif. : Salem Press, c1992.

Vol 1.1900-1916 -- 2. 1916-1930 -- 3. 1931-1939 -- 4. 1939-1947 -- 5. 1948-1960 -- 6. 1960-1968 -- 7. 1968-1977 -- 8. 1977-1982 -- 9. 1982-1988 -- 10. 1988-1992. 

Surveys significant events in the history of civil rights, military conflicts, economics, international relations, legislation, and social reform in the twentieth century.




950 B787


Bowman, John ed. Columbia chronologies of Asian history and culture. New York : Columbia University Press, 2000.  

A collection of thirty chronologies for all the countries of Asia that describe each country's history and culture.




950 E56



Embree, Ainslie Thomas ed. Encyclopedia of Asian history. New York : London : Scribner ; Collier Macmillan, c1988.

This multi-volume encyclopedia covers Asian history in scholarly detail, but with language that is accessible to the general reader.  Entries are alphabetical, and most articles include a bibliography of resources to consult for more information.




959 O59


Southeast Asia : a historical encyclopedia from Angkor Wat to East Timor. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2004.

Vol. 1. A-G -- v. 2. H-Q -- v. 3. R-Z. 

Contains over eight hundred alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about topics related to the historical development and global influence of Southeast Asia, covering politics, war, religion, socioeconomics, ethnohistory, geography, and folklore.




960 P133


Page, Willie F. The encyclopedia of African history and culture. New York : Facts on File, c2001.

Vol. 1. Ancient Africa (prehistory to 500 CE) -- v. 2. African kingdoms (500 to 1500) -- v. 3. From conquest to colonialization (from 1500 to 1850). 

Contains entries that provide information about the history and culture of Africa, covering people, places and events, as well as geography, religion, economy, archaeology, dance, oral traditions and many other topics; arranged alphabetically in each of three volumes, with time lines, maps, glossaries, and cumulative indexes.




960 S556


Encyclopedia of African history. New York : Fitzroy Dearborn, 2005.

Vol. 1. A-G -- v. 2. H-O -- v. 3. P-Z, index. 

Contains nearly 1,100 alphabetically arranged articles that provide information about significant people, places, events, and topics in the history of Africa, and includes a comprehensive index, suggestions for further reading, and maps.




980 T292



Tenenbaum, Barbara A. ed. Encyclopedia of Latin American history and culture. New York: Charles Scribner's, 1995.

Multi-volume set that contains articles on Latin American history and culture, arranged alphabetically.  Biographical entries are separted into an appendix in volume 5.