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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Defying Empire

Review by: N.A.M. Rodger, All Souls College, Oxford University Thomas M. Truxes, Defying Empire: Trading with the Enemy in Colonial New York, (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2008). The merchants of Britain’s North American colonies in the eighteenth century traded more with the West Indies than directly with the mother country, and by […]

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October 2009: James Beattie

James Beattie Senior Lecturer, University of Waikato 1. How did you decide to become a historian? How did your undergraduate and graduate studies influence you as a historian? I guess two things influenced my decision to become a historian: first, moving from New Zealand to England and second studying geography. Being someone who’s moved from […]

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