‘Ports & People in Commodity History’ International Workshop, Glasgow, 5-6 September 2019

Long gone seem the days when empires were described as political entities tightly controlled by metropolitan elites. On the one hand, some imperial historians stress that empires cooperated in collective (or condominial) imperialism. On the other hand, microhistories of people operating across imperial boundaries, and against the grain of imperial policies, provide a more nuanced understanding of how empires were also constructed, co-opted and constrained from below.

Review: Stanley on Ferreiro, Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It--cross-posted from H-Diplo

Stanley on Ferreiro, Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It

Larrie D. Ferreiro. Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It. New York: Knopf Publishing Group, 2016. xxv + 429 pp.

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