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The Resource Selling empire : India in the making of Britain and America, 1600-1830, Jonathan Eacott

Selling empire : India in the making of Britain and America, 1600-1830, Jonathan Eacott

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Selling empire : India in the making of Britain and America, 1600-1830
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Selling empire
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India in the making of Britain and America, 1600-1830
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Jonathan Eacott
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eng
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Linking four continents over three centuries, Selling Empire demonstrates the centrality of India both as an idea and a place to the making of a global British imperial system. In the seventeenth century, Britain was economically, politically, and militarily weaker than India, but Britons increasingly made use of India's strengths to build their own empire in both America and Asia. Early English colonial promoters first envisioned America as a potential India, hoping that the nascent Atlantic colonies could produce Asian raw materials. When this vision failed to materialize, Britain's circulation of Indian manufactured goods--from umbrellas to cottons--to Africa, Europe, and America then established an empire of goods and the supposed good of empire. Eacott recasts the British empire's chronology and geography by situating the development of consumer culture, the American Revolution, and British industrialization in the commercial intersections linking the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. From the seventeenth into the nineteenth century and beyond, the evolving networks, ideas, and fashions that bound India, Britain, and America shaped persisting global structures of economic and cultural interdependence.--
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Eacott, Jonathan
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382.609540903
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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index present
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non fiction
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Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture
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  • Imperialism
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
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Selling empire : India in the making of Britain and America, 1600-1830, Jonathan Eacott
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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rdacontent.
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FIEb1775138x
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24 cm.
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vii, 455 pages
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9781469622309
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rdamedia.
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)921310800
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Selling empire : India in the making of Britain and America, 1600-1830, Jonathan Eacott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb1775138x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 455 pages
Isbn
9781469622309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)921310800

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