Colonialism and Revolution in the Third World, Honors, HIST 369: Finding Books at KU

This course will study the structure and dynamics of colonialism and neo-colonialism in the third world beginning in the 19th Century and continuing to the 1980s. Case studies will be drawn from Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Suggested Subject Headings


Subversive activities--Peru

Developing Countries--History--Autonomy and Independence Movements

Cuba--History--Autonomy and Independence Movements

Urban warfare--Brazil




Developing Countries--Colonial  Influence


Algeria--Ethnic relations

Algeria--History--Revolution, 1954-1962--Atrocities.


Developing Countries--Politics and Government--20th century

Zimbabwe--Foreign Relations--1980-

Zimbabwe--Foreign Relations--United States

Zimbabwe--History--Chimurenga War, 1966-1980--Women

Algeria--Foreign economic relations--France


Women in Development

Women--Developing Countries

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Identify Keywords:  Before searching the Library Catalog or other databases, choosing the right keywords is essential.  Take a few minutes to write down all the words that describe your topic.  Use these words in keyword searches. For more help with search strategies, follow the links immediately below.

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Can't Find Books on Your Topic?  Some content on a topic can be hidden in small chunks within general works, especially in Tables of Content.  For example, there may be a few pages, paragraphs or chapters on Che Guevara  in Jack P. Gibbs Colossal Control Failures : From Julius Caesar to 9/11. 

Still Can't Find Books Your Topic?  Use Worldcat to searching the library cataolgs of other universities; then request to borrow the books through our Interlibrary Loan service.

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