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Clear and engaging work, but unfortunately weak effort to understand the British empire, the British nation, and the concept of slavery thru examination of three instances of... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Paul J. Edelson
In Captives: Britain, Empire, and the World, 1600-1850, Linda Colley exposes a perspective of the Imperial Britain that goes against traditional history. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Reviewer R2D2
This was a great book from the stand point of History. The book opened my eyes too the whole world during this time period.Published on December 30, 2012 by Hermeine D. Ehlers
"Captives: The Story of Britain's Pursuit of Empire," focuses on an area of scholarly research that has been overlooked for decades. Read more
This is a disappointing book, long on Colley's opinions and very short on the details of captives' experiences. Read morePublished on June 30, 2008 by Keith Anderson
I very much enjoyed the book. It was, to me, a new perspective on England, the Empire and British influence in very different parts of the world. Read morePublished on November 23, 2007 by Amazon Customer
Colley takes what at first seems an interesting subject that fashionably appears to be "previously uncovered" or left "at the margins" of contemporary... Read morePublished on March 13, 2004 by yamambayamamba