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The inner life of empires : an eighteenth-century history

Author: Emma Rothschild
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
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"They were abolitionists, speculators, slave owners, government officials, and occasional politicians. They were observers of the anxieties and dramas of empire. And they were from one family. The Inner Life of Empires tells the intimate history of the Johnstones--four sisters and seven brothers who lived in Scotland and around the globe in the fast-changing eighteenth century. Piecing together their voyages,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Johnston family.; Johnston family.; Johnston, Familie Schottland; Johnston, Familie.; Johnstone family
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emma Rothschild
ISBN: 9780691148953 0691148953 9780691156125 0691156123
OCLC Number: 687686032
Awards: Winner of Saltire Society's Scottish History Book of the Year Award 2011
Runner-up for Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards: Non-Ficiton 2012
Winner of Saltire Society Scottish History Book of the Year Award 2011
Short-listed for The New Yorker Reviewers' Favorites 2011 (United States)
Short-listed for Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards (Non-Fiction category) 2012
Description: ix, 483 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Setting out --
Coming home --
Ending and loss --
Economic lives --
Experiences of empire --
What is enlightenment --
Histories of sentiments --
Other people.
Responsibility: Emma Rothschild.
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