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The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic (review)

The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary... journal of world history, fall 2002 who finishes this book will be able to speak of British nationalism in the same way. Moreover, Kidd challenges the association between ethnicity and nationhood: Certainly his research indicates that the correlation was never precise and never static. alison games Georgetown University The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic. By p e t e r l i n e b augh and marcus rediker. Boston: Beacon Press, 2000. Pp. 433. $30.00 (cloth). This is a stimulating and pioneering work which makes a significant contribution to the study of history from a global perspective. Indeed, Linebaugh and Rediker recreate a forgotten phase of globalization: the emergence of a multiethnic proletarian culture during the early modern period. The scope of the work encompasses the whole of the British Atlantic world between the early seventeenth and the early nineteenth century, and the authors are equally at home discussing the social, economic, and cultural contexts of life in England, on the mainland colonies of North America, on the islands of the Caribbean, and in West Africa, not forgetting life on the wooden world at sea. The authors provide a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of World History University of Hawai'I Press

The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic (review)

Journal of World History , Volume 13 (2) – Oct 1, 2002

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journal of world history, fall 2002 who finishes this book will be able to speak of British nationalism in the same way. Moreover, Kidd challenges the association between ethnicity and nationhood: Certainly his research indicates that the correlation was never precise and never static. alison games Georgetown University The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic. By p e t e r l i n e b augh and marcus rediker. Boston: Beacon Press, 2000. Pp. 433. $30.00 (cloth). This is a stimulating and pioneering work which makes a significant contribution to the study of history from a global perspective. Indeed, Linebaugh and Rediker recreate a forgotten phase of globalization: the emergence of a multiethnic proletarian culture during the early modern period. The scope of the work encompasses the whole of the British Atlantic world between the early seventeenth and the early nineteenth century, and the authors are equally at home discussing the social, economic, and cultural contexts of life in England, on the mainland colonies of North America, on the islands of the Caribbean, and in West Africa, not forgetting life on the wooden world at sea. The authors provide a

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Published: Oct 1, 2002

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