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Monthly Archives: February 2007

February 2007: Dane Kennedy

1. Where, when, and why did you become interested in British and, moreover, imperial history? DK. The far-from-inspiring truth is that my interest in British imperial history may have originated with my juvenile enthusiasm for the Tarzan novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs and my decision to memorize Kipling’s “Gunga Din” for a sixth-grade poetry reciting […]

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Empires of the Atlantic World

Review by: Juandrea Bates University of Texas at Austin Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in American 1492-1830 , J. H Elliottt (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2006), 546 pages Over seven decades ago Herbert Bolton made a now famous plea for historians to write an ‘epic of Greater America.’ Since then […]

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