Global Lives Britain and the World, 1550-1800
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Description: This is a fascinating and unique account of Britain's rise as a global imperial power told through the lives of over forty individuals from a huge range of backgrounds. Miles Ogborn relates and connects the stories of monarchs and merchants, planters and pirates, slaves and sailors, captives and captains, reactionaries and revolutionaries, artists and abolitionists from all corners of the globe. These dramatic stories give new life to the exploration of the history and geography of changing global relationships, including settlement in North America, the East India Company's trade and empire, transatlantic trade, the slave trade, the rise and fall of piracy, and scientific voyaging in the Pacific. Through these many biographies, including those of Anne Bonny, Captain Cook, Queen Elizabeth I, Pocahontas, and Walter Ralegh, early modern globalisation is presented as something through which different people lived in dramatically contrasting ways, but in which everyone played a part.
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List price: $30.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/30/2008
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
|List of figures|
|List of tables|
|The Elizabethan world|
|Savage tales: settlement in North America|
|East meets West: the English East India Company in India|
|Into the Atlantic: the triangular trade?|
|Maritime labour: sailors and the seafaring world|
|Maritime violence: buccaneers, privateers and pirates|
|Human cargo: the Atlantic slave trade|
|Sugar islands: plantation slavery in the Caribbean|
|In black and white: fighting against the slave trade|
|Navigation and discovery: voyagers of the Pacific|