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The global Indies : British imperial culture and the reshaping of the world, 1756-1815

Title
The global Indies : British imperial culture and the reshaping of the world, 1756-1815 / Ashley L. Cohen.
ISBN
0300239971
9780300239973
Publication
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2020]
Copyright Notice Date
©2020
Physical Description
viii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary
"A study of British imperialism's imaginative geography, exploring the pairing of India and the Atlantic world from literature to colonial policy. In this lively book, Ashley Cohen weaves a complex portrait of the imaginative geography of British imperialism. Contrary to most current scholarship, eighteenth-century Britons saw the empire not as separate Atlantic and Indian spheres but as an interconnected whole: the Indies. Crisscrossing the hemispheres, Cohen traces global histories of race, slavery, and class, from Boston to Bengal. She also reveals the empire to be pervasively present at home, in metropolitan scenes of fashionable sociability. Close-reading a mixed archive of plays, poems, travel narratives, parliamentary speeches, political pamphlets, visual satires, paintings, memoirs, manuscript letters, and diaries, Cohen reveals how the pairing of the two Indies in discourse helped produce colonial policies that linked them in practice. Combining the methods of literary studies and new imperial history, Cohen demonstrates how the imaginative geography of the Indies shaped the culture of British imperialism, which in turn changed the shape of the world."-- Provided by publisher.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
July 07, 2021
Series
Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history.
The Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Genre/Form
History.
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