« PreviousContinue »
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS,
DIVISION OF BIBLIOGRAPHY.
LIST OF BOOKS
(WITH REFERENCES TO PERIODICALS)
RELATING TO THE
THEORY OF COLONIZATION, GOVERNMENT OF
A. P. C. GRIFFIN,
CHIEF, DIVISION OF BIBLIOGRAPHY.
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.
1a. Theory of colonization. (Articles in periodicals, 1898-1900).
3. Expansion of the United States. (Selected list of books treating of ter-
ritorial acquisitions, etc.)....
3a. Expansion of the United States, 1898-1900. (History, discussion of
36. Expansion of the United States, 1898-1900. (Articles in periodicals).
4. British colonies, collectively.
4a. British colonies. (Articles in periodicals, 1898-1900)
5. British European colonies..
9. British North American colonies...
10. British colonies in Central and South America.
11. British West Indies, etc..
This list was sent to the Hon. Henry Cabot Lodge, chairman of the Senate Committee of the Philippines, in response to a request received from him for a report on the resources of the Library upon the subject of colonization.
The Senate, by resolutions May 3 and 8, 1900, respectively, authorized the printing of 500 copies each for the Senate and the Library of Congress.
The scope of the list is indicated by the table of contents. The theory of colonization and the government of dependencies form the basis of the compilation. To this has been added significant literature upon the corollaries of colonization, viz, expansion, imperialism, Anglo-Saxon interests, the Far Eastern question.
Works upon the political history and geography of the dependencies of the European nations have been made a special feature of the compilation.
For a preliminary study of the subject of colonies, "Payne's history of European colonies" affords a convenient manual. Egerton's "Short history of British colonial policy" traces the history of the growth of the British colonial empire from the beginnings of colonization down to 1885.
Ireland's "Tropical colonization" is a study of the government of tropical colonies, the material requirements for their successful development, with a discussion of the value of these dependencies to the sovereign state. The work is the result of long study of the subject and is provided with a useful bibliography.
Seeley's "Expansion of England" is a scientific study of the problem of English history as illustrated in the growth of the empire in the eighteenth century. Woodward's "A short history of the expansion of the British Empire, 1500-1870" is a more detailed narration of the acquisition and settlement of the British colonies,
Professor Seeley in his "Growth of the British policy" studies the history of the transformation of England from an insular nation into a "great power."
Cotton and Payne's "Colonies and dependencies" in the "English citizen series" is a compact account of the administration of the English colonies.
Lucas's "Historical geography of the British colonies" is a most valuable guide upon the political, social, and geographical features of the various British dependencies. It is of the first importance as a