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2012 - RUSA's Outstanding Reference Sources
"Students today who are trying to analyze the world situation need the perspectives found here. World history teachers will find this most useful and literature teachers can use them to set the stage for fiction, historical fiction or non-fiction taking place in this era. "
"Highly recommended. This three-volume set presents 400 substantive articles on all conceivable aspects of Western colonialism. The set is lavishly illustrated with maps, photographs, and drawings...this is is an excellent encyclpedia, a must have for any library. "
"A comprehensive look at Western colonialism from the 15th century to the 21st century is provided - from Abdulhamid II to the Zulu Wars. Both scholarly and accessible, the more than 400 entries, written by an international cadre of scholars, provide not only the facts of colonialism but also the current scholarly interpretations. "
"The latest, multivolume subject encyclopedia from Gale brings together contributions from over 250 subject experts in various academic disciplines and professions to tell a story that covers events from five centuries and six continents. ...the Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism Since 1450 provides a breadth and depth of reference on the topic of Colonialism that should benefit most instructors and libraries. "