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  1. Introduction to the eighteenth century 15 items
    These books provide general contexts and overviews to key aspects of the social, economic, political, intellectual and cultural history of the eighteenth century in Europe and Empire.
    1. From Plassey to partition: a history of modern India - Śekhara Bandyopādhyāẏa c2004

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    2. Global lives: Britain and the world, 1550-1800 - Miles Ogborn c2008

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    3. Consumption and the world of goods - John Brewer, Roy Porter, University of California, Los Angeles. Center for 17th- & 18th- Century Studies, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library 1993

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    4. Luxury and pleasure in eighteenth-century Britain - Maxine Berg, ebrary, Inc 2007 (electronic resource)

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    5. A history of modern India - Ishita Banerjee-Dube 2014

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    6. India and the British empire - Douglas M. Peers, Nandini Gooptu 2012 (electronic resource)

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    7. The Eighteenth century - William Roger Louis, Alaine M. Low 1998 (electronic resource)

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    8. The Routledge companion to eighteenth century philosophy - Aaron Garrett 2014 (electronic resource)

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    9. The eighteenth century: Europe, 1688-1815 - T. C. W. Blanning 2000

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    10. Women in eighteenth-century Europe - Margaret R. Hunt c2010

      Book Essential

    11. The birth of the modern world, 1780-1914: global connections and comparisons - C. A. Bayly c2004

      Book Essential

  2. What is “the Enlightenment?” 8 items
    1. The Enlightenment - Dorinda Outram 2013

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    2. The enlightenment - Roy Porter 2001

      Book Essential Chapters One and Two. Chapter one is electronically available below.

    3. What Enlightenment Project? - James Schmidt 2000

      Article Essential

    4. 'The Matter of Enlightenment' - KIRK, LINDA 2001/03/01

      Article Recommended

  3. Where was "the Enlightenment?" 9 items
    1. Placing the Enlightenment: thinking geographically about the age of reason - Charles W. J. Withers, ebrary, Inc 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapters One and Two

    2. The Enlightenment in national context - Roy Porter, Mikuláš Teich 1981

      Book Recommended

    3. The Cambridge companion to the Scottish Enlightenment - Alexander Broadie 2003 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    4. The Time and Space of the Enlightenment Project - David Harvey

      Chapter Recommended

  4. Whose Enlightenment? 14 items
    1. Torrid zones: maternity, sexuality, and empire in eighteenth-century English narratives - Felicity Nussbaum 1995

      Book Essential Epilogue: "Whose Enlightenment is it?"

    2. The Enlightenment: an interpretation - Peter Gay 1973

      Book Essential

    3. The Enlightenment - Dorinda Outram 2012

      Book Recommended Chapter Two

    4. The other enlightenment: how French women became modern - Carla Alison Hesse c2001

      Book Recommended

    5. Women, gender, and Enlightenment - Sarah Knott, Barbara Taylor, Palgrave Connect (Online Service) 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    6. What's left of Enlightenment?: a postmodern question - Keith Michael Baker, Peter Hanns Reill, ebrary, Inc 2001 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    7. The enlightenment - Roy Porter 2001

      Book Recommended

    8. The literary underground of the Old Regime - Robert Darnton 1982

      Book Recommended

  5. Stadial theory 14 items
    1. Essays on philosophical subjects: By the late Adam Smith, ... To which is prefixed, An account of the life and writings of the author; by Dugald Stewart - Adam Smith 1799 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential pp.xliv-xlix (images 46-51) Beginning 'The Dissertation ..'

    2. The Scottish Enlightenment: race, gender, and the limits of progress - Silvia Sebastiani 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter Two

    3. The Enlightenment - Dorinda Outram 2013

      Book Essential Chapter 4

    4. The origins of the Scottish enlightenment - Jane Rendall 1978

      Book Recommended

    5. Hume - N. T. Phillipson 1989

      Book Recommended

    6. Scottish Philosophy in the 18th Century - Broadie, Alexander

      Article Recommended

    7. Savages within the Empire - Bickham, Troy 2005

      Book Essential Chapter Five

  6. Noble or ignoble savagery? 26 items
    1. Supplement to the Voyage of Bougainville - Denis Diderot

      Chapter Essential In English

    2. Enlightenment against empire - Sankar Muthu, ebrary, Inc c2003 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter Two

    3. The Scottish Enlightenment: race, gender, and the limits of progress - Silvia Sebastiani 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter Three

    4. Hating empire properly: the two Indies and the limits of Enlightenment anticolonialism - Sunil M. Agnani, ebrary, Inc 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter One

    5. Hating empire properly: the two Indies and the limits of Enlightenment anticolonialism - Sunil M. Agnani, ebrary, Inc 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter One

    6. Social science and the ignoble savage - Ronald L. Meek 1976

      Book Recommended

    7. The noble savage: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1754-1762 - Maurice Cranston 1991

      Book Recommended

    8. The noble savage: a study in romantic naturalism - Hoxie Neale Fairchild 1961

      Book Recommended

    9. The great map of mankind: perceptions of new worlds in the age of enlightenment - P. J. Marshall, Glyndwr Williams 1982

      Book Recommended

    10. Representing the South Pacific: colonial discourse from Cook to Gauguin - Rod Edmond 1997

      Book Recommended

    11. Human nature, cultural diversity, and the French enlightenment - Henry Vyverberg, ebrary, Inc 1989 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    12. The Scottish Enlightenment: race, gender, and the limits of progress - Silvia Sebastiani 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter Three

    13. Aristocratic encounters - Harry Liebersohn 1998

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  7. The idea of race and the boundaries of the human 12 items
    1. The idea of race - Robert Bernasconi, Tommy Lee Lott c2000

      Book Essential Introduction

    2. The complexion of race: categories of difference in eighteenth-century British culture - Roxann Wheeler, ebrary, Inc c2000 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter One

    3. Introduction, from: Race and the Enlightenment: a reader - Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze 1997

      Chapter Essential Introduction

    4. Francois Bernier and the Origins of the Modern Concept of Race - Pierre Boulle

      Chapter Recommended

    5. Visions of empire: voyages, botany, and representations of nature - David Philip Miller, Peter Hanns Reill c1996

      Book Recommended

    6. Imperial eyes: travel writing and transculturation - Mary Louise Pratt c2008

      Book Recommended Chapter Two

    7. Imagining the Pacific: in the wake of the Cook voyages - Bernard Smith 1992

      Book Recommended

    8. The color of liberty: histories of race in France - Sue Peabody, Tyler Edward Stovall 2003

      Book Recommended

  8. Orientalism and Orientalists 16 items
    1. Orientalism and race: Aryanism in the British Empire - Tony Ballantyne 2002

      Book Essential Chapter Two

    2. Orientalism, empire, and national culture: India, 1770-1880 - Michael S. Dodson 2007

      Book Essential Chapter One

    3. Orientalist Constructions of India - Ronald Inden 1986-7

      Article Recommended

    4. Colonialism and its forms of knowledge: the British in India - Bernard S. Cohn 1996

      Book Recommended

    5. From Plassey to partition: a history of modern India - Śekhara Bandyopādhyāẏa c2004

      Book Recommended

    6. The works of William Robertson: To which is prefixed an account of his life and writings - William Robertson 2015

      Book Recommended Appendix, pp.413-484

    7. India and Europe in the global eighteenth century - Simon Davies, Gabriel Sánchez Espinosa, Daniel Sanjiv Roberts 2014

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    8. Orientalism - Edward W. Said 2003

      Book Recommended

    9. The classics and colonial India - Phiroze Vasunia c2013

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  9. From Orientalism to Liberal Imperialism 10 items
    1. Ideology and empire in eighteenth-century India: the British in Bengal - Robert Travers c2007

      Book Essential Chapter 6

    2. Colonialism and its forms of knowledge: the British in India - Bernard S. Cohn 1996

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    3. The scandal of empire: India and the creation of imperial Britain - Nicholas B. Dirks, ebrary, Inc 2006 (electronic resource)

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    4. Indian society and the making of the British Empire - C. A. Bayly 1988

      Book Recommended

    5. The making and unmaking of empires: Britain, India, and America c.1750-1783 - P. J. Marshall 2005

      Book Recommended

  10. The idea of sex 8 items
    1. Making sex: body and gender from the Greeks to Freud - Thomas Walter Laqueur 1990

      Book Essential

    2. Hermaphrodites and the medical invention of sex - Alice Domurat Dreger, ebrary, Inc 1998 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

  11. Gender, sexuality and civilization 11 items
    1. Torrid zones: maternity, sexuality, and empire in eighteenth-century English narratives - Felicity Nussbaum 1995

      Book Essential Chapter Three

    2. Empires of love: Europe, Asia, and the making of early modern identity - Carmen Nocentelli, ebrary, Inc c2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    3. Sexual underworlds of the Enlightenment - G. S. Rousseau, Roy Porter c1987

      Book Recommended

    4. 'Tis nature's fault: unauthorized sexuality during the Enlightenment - Robert P. Maccubbin 1987

      Book Recommended

    5. Sex before sexuality: a premodern history - Kim M. Phillips, Barry Reay 2011

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  12. Gender, whiteness and beauty 16 items
    1. The Enlightenment Debate on Women - Sylvana Tomaselli 1985

      Article Essential

    2. Women, gender, and Enlightenment - Sarah Knott, Barbara Taylor, Palgrave Connect (Online Service) 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Section Two: Gender, race and the progress of civilization

    3. Julie, or, The new Heloise: letters of two lovers who live in a small town at the foot of the Alps - Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Philip Stewart, Jean Vaché, ebrary, Inc c1997 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    4. Bluestockings: women of reason from Enlightenment to Romanticism - Elizabeth Eger, MyiLibrary c2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    5. Our coquettes: capacious desire in the eighteenth century - Theresa Braunschneider, ebrary, Inc 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Chapter One is especially relevant

    6. Refiguring the coquette: essays on culture and coquetry - Shelley King, Yaël Rachel Schlick c2008

      Book Recommended

    7. Women, writing, and the industrial revolution - Susan Zlotnick 1998

      Book Recommended

    8. Beyond the pale: white women, racism and history - Vron Ware 1992

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  13. Deformity, disability and difference 30 items
    1. The limits of the human: fictions of anomaly, race, and gender in the long eighteenth century - Felicity Nussbaum c2003

      Book Essential Chapters Three and Four (Chapter Four available electronically below)

    2. Plain ugly: the unattractive body in early modern culture - Naomi Baker c2010

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    3. Freakery: cultural spectacles of the extraordinary body - Rosemarie Garland Thomson c1996

      Book Recommended

    4. Blacks and blackness in European art of the long nineteenth century - Adrienne L. Childs, Susan Houghton Libby 2014

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    5. "Defects": engendering the modern body - Helen Deutsch, Felicity Nussbaum 2000

      Book Essential

    6. The limits of the human: fictions of anomaly, race, and gender in the long eighteenth century - Felicity Nussbaum c2003

      Book Recommended Chapter Two

    7. The Body's Moments - Helen Deutsch 04/2005

      Article Recommended

    8. Enforcing normalcy: disability, deafness, and the body - Lennard J. Davis 1995

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    9. Ugliness: a cultural history - Gretchen E. Henderson 2015

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    10. A history of disability - Henri-Jacques Stiker, William Sayers c1999

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    11. Damned for their difference: the cultural construction of deaf people as disabled : a sociological history - Jan Branson, Don Miller c2002

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    12. Deformity: an essay: By William Hay, Esq - William Hay 1754 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Sections to be distributed before class

    13. Encounter and Disease in the South Pacific - Rod Edmond

      Chapter Recommended

    14. The Body and Physical Difference: Discourses of Disability - David T. Mitchell, Sharon L. Snyder

      Book Recommended

    15. Blindness and the Age of Enlightenment - Margo Curtis, Lynn Harman, Don Smith 01/01/2013

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  14. Enlightenment, race and blackness 17 items
    1. Ape to Apollo: aesthetics and the idea of race in the 18th century - David Bindman, ebrary, Inc 2002 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    2. The anatomy of blackness: science & slavery in an age of Enlightenment - Andrew S. Curran, ebrary 2011

      Book Essential Chapter Three and Four

    3. Blacks and blackness in European art of the long nineteenth century - Adrienne L. Childs, Susan Houghton Libby 2014

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    4. Hume's Revised Racism - John Immerwahr 1992

      Article Recommended

    5. Francois Bernier and the Origins of the Modern Concept of Race - Pierre Boulee

      Chapter Recommended

    6. The complexion of race: categories of difference in eighteenth-century British culture - Roxann Wheeler, ebrary, Inc c2000 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Pp. 1-48

    7. Slavery and the culture of taste - Simon Gikandi, MyiLibrary c2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    8. Slavery and the culture of taste - Simon Gikandi, ebrary, Inc c2011 (electronic resource)

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    9. Colonialism, race, and the French romantic imagination - Pratima Prasad 2009

      Book  Chapter 5

    10. Militarism, Hunting, Imperialism: 'Blooding' The Martial Male - J.A. Mangan, Callum McKenzie

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  15. Slavery and rebellion 15 items
    1. Crowns of glory, tears of blood: the Demerara Slave Rebellion of 1823 - Emília Viotti da Costa, ebrary, Inc 1997 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    2. Slavery and the culture of taste - Simon Gikandi, ebrary, Inc c2011 (electronic resource)

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    3. Black slaves in Britain - F. O. Shyllon, Institute of Race Relations 1974

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    4. Translating slavery: gender and race in French women's writing, 1783-1823 - Doris Y. Kadish, Françoise Massardier-Kenney 1994

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    5. Translating slavery: gender and race in French women's writing, 1783-1823 - Doris Y. Kadish, Françoise Massardier-Kenney 1994

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  16. Enlightenment against slavery? 13 items
    1. Hegel and Haiti - Susan Buck-Morss 2000

      Article Essential

    2. Dark side of the light: slavery and the French Enlightenment - Louis Sala-Molins, ebrary, Inc c2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Preface and Chapter One

    3. Slavery and the culture of taste - Simon Gikandi, ebrary, Inc c2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    4. The black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution - C. L. R. James, James Walvin 2001

      Book Recommended

    5. A colony of citizens: revolution & slave emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787-1804 - Laurent Dubois, Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture c2004

      Book Recommended

    6. Silencing the past: power and the production of history - Michel-Rolph Trouillot c2015

      Book Recommended

    7. Haiti, history, and the gods - Joan Dayan c1995

      Book Recommended

    8. The many-headed hydra: sailors, slaves, commoners, and the hidden history of the revolutionary Atlantic - Peter Linebaugh, Marcus Buford Rediker, ebrary, Inc c2000 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    9. Before Haiti: race and citizenship in French Saint-Domingue - John D. Garrigus, Palgrave Connect (Online Service) 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Alternative

  17. Enlightenment against Empire? 16 items
    1. Observations on the state of society among the Asiatic Subjects of Great Britain - Charles Grant

      Webpage Essential Chapter Two: "view of the state of society"

    2. Enlightenment against empire - Sankar Muthu, ebrary, Inc c2003 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter Five

    3. A turn to empire: the rise of imperial liberalism in Britain and France - Jennifer Pitts c2005 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Especially Chapter Four

    4. The English utilitarians and India - Eric Stokes 1959

      Book Recommended

    5. Ideology and empire in eighteenth-century India: the British in Bengal - Robert Travers c2007

      Book Recommended

    6. The domination of strangers: modern governance in Eastern India, 1780-1835 - Jon E. Wilson, Palgrave Connect (Online Service) 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    7. Ideologies of the Raj - Thomas R. Metcalf 1995

      Book Recommended

    8. Liberalism and empire: a study in nineteenth-century British liberal thought - Uday Singh Mehta c1999

      Book Recommended

    9. The Trial of Warren Hastings - David Musselwhite

      Chapter Recommended

    10. Diderot and European culture - Frédéric Ogée, Anthony Strugnell, Voltaire Foundation 2006

      Book Recommended

    11. The scandal of empire: India and the creation of imperial Britain - Nicholas B. Dirks, ebrary, Inc 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

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