"Fascinating... this growing body of scholarship should prompt fresh interpretation of empire and colonialism's interaction with gender and sexuality... Excellent bibliography.."
"Combining extensive scholarly research with the kind of solid storytelling that marks the most interesting historical writing, Aldrich examines the complex roles homosexual relationships played during colonialist expansion.."
-Lambda Book Report, January 2004
"Aldrich does make the important point, though, that the outlook of homosexual and homosocial administrators had a direct impact on colonial policy."
About the Author
Robert Aldrich is Lecturer in Modern French History and Colonial History at the University of Sydney. He is the author of "The French in the South Pacific, 1840-1940," "France and the South Pacific since 1940," "Greater France: A History of French Overseas Expansion" and "Colonialism and Homosexuality,"