Waves Across the South
This book traces the origins of our times from the perspective of indigenous and non-European people in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Starting from the ocean and the forgotten histories of ocean-facing communities, this is a new history of the making of our world.
After revolutions in America and France, a wave of tumult coursed the globe from 1790 to 1850. It was a moment of unprecedented change and violence, especially for indigenous peoples. Britain struck out by sea and established its supremacy over the Indian and Pacific Oceans, overtaking the French and Dutch as well as other rivals.
Cambridge historian Sujit Sivasundaram brings together his work in this remarkably creative book, where history is told too often from the northern hemisphere, with modernity, knowledge, selfhood and politics moving from Europe to influence the rest of the world.
- 496 pages
- Size: 129x198mm
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