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The Global Indies: British Imperial Culture and the Reshaping of the World, 1756-1815

Ashley L. Cohen


This book is a study of British imperialism's imaginative geography, exploring the pairing of India and the Atlantic world from literature to colonial policy. The book 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, the book traces global histories of race, slavery, and class, from Boston to Bengal. It also reveals the empire to be pervasively present at home, in metr ... More

Keywords: British imperialism, India, Atlantic world, imaginative geography, race, slavery, class, Indies, colonial policies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780300239973
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300239973.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ashley L. Cohen, author
University of Southern California