Labour, Environment and Empire in the South Atlantic (1780-1860)

Pessina, Mattia (2016) Labour, Environment and Empire in the South Atlantic (1780-1860). PhD thesis, University of Trento.

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The South Atlantic Ocean and its islands (Saint Helena, Tristan da Cunha, Ascension) were a periphery of the British Empire. Nevertheless this region faced a dramatic transformation during the Global Age of Revolutions (1780-1830) and moved from being a transition zone between Europe and Asia into a proper maritime system. The great global issues of labour (slavery, indentured labour, white emigration), environment (environmental imperialism and imperial environmentalism) and Empire (colonial government, authority and freedom) evolved in the micro-histories of the South Atlantic islands in a very peculiar way, making them precious case-studies to assess wider themes in a new perspective.

Item Type:Doctoral Thesis (PhD)
Doctoral School:Humanities
PhD Cycle:28
Subjects:Area 14 - Scienze politiche e sociali > SPS/13 STORIA E ISTITUZIONI DELL'AFRICA
Area 11 - Scienze storiche, filosofiche, pedagogiche e psicologiche > M-STO/02 STORIA MODERNA
Area 14 - Scienze politiche e sociali > SPS/14 STORIA E ISTITUZIONI DELL'ASIA
Area 14 - Scienze politiche e sociali > SPS/06 STORIA DELLE RELAZIONI INTERNAZIONALI
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