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Selling Empire: India in the Making of Britain and America, 1600-1830

Jonathan Eacott


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. This book 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. The geography of imperial thinking as well as imagined and real imperial systems did not correlate directly to the geography of imperial rule. In the seventeenth century, Britain was ... More

Keywords: Consumer Culture, American Revolution, Indian Ocean, India, British Empire, Atlantic Colonies, Cotton, Trade, Industrialization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469622309
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622309.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Eacott, author