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Empires and the Reach of the Global
Language: en
Pages: 235
Authors: Tony Ballantyne, Antoinette Burton
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014 - Publisher: Harvard University Press

Empire was not fabricated in European capitals and implemented "out there." Imperial systems affected the metropole as well as the farthest outpost. Empires and the Reach of the Global shows how imperialism has been a shaping force not just in international politics but in the economies and cultures of today's
World Histories From Below
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Antoinette Burton, Tony Ballantyne
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-08 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

An emphasis on global structures and forces tends to privilege elites and their accomplishments, especially in the grand narratives of student textbooks. This book is an antidote to such studies and places 'ordinary' people and subordinated subjects at the heart of its analysis, arguing that disruption and dissent are overlooked
World Histories from Below
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Antoinette Burton, Tony Ballantyne
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-02-10 - Publisher:

History has traditionally privileged elites and their accomplishments. World Histories from Below provides an antidote, placing 'ordinary' people and subordinated subjects at the heart of the themes it explores. Arguing that disruption and dissent are overlooked agents of historical change it takes a global view of topics including political revolution,
Travellers through Empire
Language: en
Pages: 345
Authors: Cecilia Morgan
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-08 - Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

In the late eighteenth century and throughout the nineteenth century, an unprecedented number of Indigenous people – especially Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabeg, and Cree – travelled to Britain and other parts of the world. Who were these transatlantic travellers, where were they going, and what were they hoping to find? Travellers through
Paine and Jefferson in the Age of Revolutions
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Simon P. Newman, Peter S. Onuf
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-11 - Publisher: University of Virginia Press

The enormous popularity of his pamphlet Common Sense made Thomas Paine one of the best-known patriots during the early years of American independence. His subsequent service with the Continental Army, his publication of The American Crisis (1776–83), and his work with Pennsylvania’s revolutionary government consolidated his reputation as one of