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The Savant and the Engineer: Exploration Personnel in the Narbrough and Anson Voyage Accounts
Recent reassessments of the history of exploration have reflected on the terms “exploration” and “explorer.” While scholars identify the explorer as a nineteenth-century cultural phenomenon shaped inExpand
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Exhibiting the Empire: Cultures of display and the British Empire
American missions does not include a locator inset map, so most readers will need to consult another map of that continent to place them in context. Even more surprising – in light of the wealth ofExpand
How the Liberian Women Managed to Succeed, and Thrive, after Fourteen Years of Civil War
Although war, and especially civil war, is predominantly viewed in a negative light, in the case of Liberia’s successive wars in the decade, local women in Liberia benefitted a great deal upon theExpand
Contentious Waters: The Creation of Pacific Geographic Knowledge in Britain, 1669-1768
This dissertation examines how the Pacific—covering one third of the world yet relatively new to Europeans—was portrayed prior to the famous voyages of Captain Cook. Although Pacific exploration hasExpand
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London’s Geographic Knowledge Network and the Anson Account (1748)
Parker outlines the major players and interdependent relationships within London that worked together to bring the Pacific to the printed page, followed by an analysis of the publication of aExpand
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Competing Visions of Empire: Labor, Slavery, and the Origins of the British Atlantic Empire by Abigail L. Swingen, and: The Temptations of Trade: Britain, Spain, and the Struggle for Empire by Adrian
Abigail L. Swingen and Adrian Finucane present two books that probe the ideologies of and the opportunities stemming from the expansion of the English/ British empire in the Atlantic world. BothExpand