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HST 440: Gender & Colonialism

Research Guide for discovering primary and secondary sources related to gender and European colonialism in Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.

Selected Book Titles (at Hamersly)

Selected Book Titles (online)

Selected Book Titles (from other libraries)

Subject Terminology to Try

This is a list of some Library of Congress Subject Headings and common subheadings that are relevant to this class. Search for these as keywords in Primo. For more information about searching in Primo read Secondary Sources: Books, Book Chapters, and Ebooks.

Square brackets indicate that this is an example that you can modify with a parallel geographic area, group name, or adjective.  Ex. [Algeria] Politics and Government: replace with your country of interest; [France] Colonies: replace with Netherlands Colonies. 

  • [British] [South Africa] History 
  • Colonies [Africa] 
  • [Great Britain] Colonies [19th century]
  • Imperialism
  • Colonization (meaning the policy of settling citizens of the colonizing force into the targeted area)
  • Colonists
  • Women colonists
  • Social Conditions
  • Politics and Goverment
  • Colonial Influence
  • Women 
  • Girls
  • Feminism
  • Feminists
  • Feminist theory
  • Sex role
  • Political activity