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Linda Colley

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Linda Colley has taught at Cambridge, Yale, and the London School of Economics and is currently Shelby M. C. Davis Professor of History at Princeton University. Her book, Britons: Forging the Nation, 1707-1837, was a New York Times Notable Book and won the Wolfson Prize. Professor Colley writes for British and American periodicals and newspapers, including The Guardian, The Times, The New York Times, The Times Literary Supplement, and The London Review of Books.

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Captives
Britain, Empire, and the World, 1600-1850
Written by Linda Colley


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 6, 2004
Price: $16.95

Captives is rich and unfailingly inquisitive about the anxieties of imperialism, the experiences of those who did [its] hard labour, and, above all, the vulnerability of empire.”
—John Mullan, Times Literary Supplement

Britain’s pursuit of empire seems an inexorable march across continents toward its ultimate—if temporary—global hegemony. But, as Linda Colley shows... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Captives
Britain, Empire, and the World, 1600-1850
Written by Linda Colley


Format: eBook, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

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The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh
A Woman in World History
Written by Linda Colley


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 21, 2009
Price: $13.99

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The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh
A Woman in World History
Written by Linda Colley


Format: Trade Paperback, 420 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 11, 2008
Price: $17.95

In this remarkable reconstruction of an eighteenth-century woman's extraordinary and turbulent life, historian Linda Colley not only tells the story of Elizabeth Marsh, one of the most distinctive travelers of her time, but also opens a window onto a radically transforming world.

Marsh was conceived in Jamaica, lived in London, Gibraltar, and... Read more >
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