The Routledge Handbook of the History of Settler Colonialism examines the global history of settler colonialism as a distinct mode of domination from ancient times to the present day. It explores the ways in which new polities were established in freshly discovered ‘New Worlds’, and covers the history of many countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Japan, South Africa, Liberia, Algeria, Canada, and the USA.

Chronologically as well as geographically wide-reaching, this volume focuses on an extensive array of topics and regions ranging from settler colonialism in the Neo-Assyrian and Roman empires, to relationships between indigenes and newcomers in New Spain and the early Mexican republic, to the settler-dominated polities of Africa during the twentieth century. Its twenty-nine inter-disciplinary chapters focus on single colonies or on regional developments that straddle the borders of present-day states, on successful settlements that would go on to become powerful settler nations, on failed settler colonies, and on the historiographies of these experiences.

Taking a fundamentally international approach to the topic, this book analyses the varied experiences of settler colonialism in countries around the world. With a synthesizing yet original introduction, this is a landmark contribution to the emerging field of settler colonial studies and will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in the global history of imperialism and colonialism.

chapter |8 pages

Introduction: settler colonialism as a distinct mode of domination

ByLorenzo Veracini

part |2 pages

Part I Settler colonialism in the ‘Old World’

chapter |2 pages

PART I Introduction to Part I

ByEdward Cavanagh

chapter 1|14 pages

Settler colonialism from the Neo-Assyrians to the Romans

ByMark W. Graham

chapter 2|12 pages

Settler colonialism in ancient Israel

ByPekka Pitkänen

part |2 pages

Part II The Americas

chapter |2 pages

PART II Introduction to Part II

ByEdward Cavanagh

chapter 8|16 pages

Settler colonialism in New Spain and the early Mexican Republic

ByIgnacio Martínez

chapter 9|14 pages

Northwestern North America (Canadian West) to 1900

ByLaura Ishiguro

chapter 10|14 pages

Settler colonialism in postcolonial Latin America

ByMichael Goebel

chapter 11|16 pages

Settler colonialism and the consolidation of Canada in the twentieth century

ByAdam J. Barker, Toby Rollo, Emma Battell Lowman

chapter 12|16 pages

Adaptation, resistance and representation in the modern US settler state

ByWalter L. Hixson

part |2 pages

Part III Africa

chapter |2 pages

PART III Introduction to Part III

ByEdward Cavanagh

chapter 13|14 pages

Settler colonialism in South Africa, 1652–1899

ByRobert Ross

chapter 14|14 pages

French Algeria, 1830–1962

BySung Choi

chapter 15|16 pages

Americo Liberia as a settler society

ByJames Ciment

chapter 16|16 pages

Settler colonialism in Kenya, 1880–1963

ByWill Jackson

chapter 17|16 pages

Settler rule in Southern Rhodesia, 1890–1979

ByEnocent Msindo

chapter 18|14 pages

The Italian fascist settler empire in Ethiopia, 1936–1941

ByEmanuele Ertola

chapter 19|14 pages

White settler politics and Euro-African nationalism in Angola, 1945–1975

ByFernando Tavares Pimenta

part |2 pages

Part IV Asia

chapter |2 pages

PART IV Introduction to Part IV

ByEdward Cavanagh

chapter 21|14 pages

Russian settler colonialism

ByAlexander Morrison

chapter 22|12 pages

Settler colonialism in the making of Japan’s Hokkaido¯

ByKatsuya Hirano

chapter 23|14 pages

Theorizing Zionist settler colonialism in Palestine

ByGershon Shafir

chapter 24|16 pages

From republic to empire: Israel and the Palestinians after 1948

ByArnon Degani

part |2 pages

Part V Australasia

chapter |2 pages

PART V Introduction to Part V

ByEdward Cavanagh

chapter 25|20 pages

Australian settler colonialism over the long nineteenth century

ByPenelope Edmonds, Jane Carey

chapter 26|18 pages

Settler colonialism in New Zealand, 1840–1907

ByRichard S. Hill

chapter 27|16 pages

Settler colonialism in New Caledonia, 1853 to the present

ByDavid Chappell

chapter 28|14 pages

Settler Australia in the twentieth century

BySarah Maddison

chapter 29|18 pages

Settler colonialism in twentieth-century New Zealand

ByFelicity Barnes