Post-Colonial History

“Outline the emergence of postcolonial approaches to history and the ways in which postcolonial theories have altered our understanding of history by comparing and contrasting the texts within the group, explaining how some texts have a more post-colonial approach than others. You need to discuss historiography; content; theoretical approaches; and the research methods used by each author.” (4000 words)

The group of texts is based on subject of world History, please find below:

Hobsbawm, E.J., ‘The World in the 1780s’, in The Age of Revolution: Europe 1789-1848 (London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1962), pp.7-26

Walter Rodney, ‘Europe and the Roots of African Underdevelopment to 1885’, in How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, (London: Bogle-L’Ouverture Publications, 1972) pp93-146

John Darwin, ‘ Introduction: the project of an Empire’, in The Empire Project: The Rise and Fall of the British World-System, 1830-1970 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009), pp. 1-20.