Book cover of Insurgent Empire: Anticolonial Resistance and British Dissent by Priyamvada Gopalby Priyamvada Gopal
@PriyamvadaGopal

How rebellious colonies changed British attitudes to empire

Insurgent Empire shows how Britain’s enslaved and colonial subjects were active agents in their own liberation. What is more, they shaped British ideas of freedom and emancipation back in the United Kingdom.

Priyamvada Gopal examines a century of dissent on the question of empire and shows how British critics of empire were influenced by rebellions and resistance in the colonies, from the West Indies and East Africa to Egypt and India. In addition, a pivotal role in fomenting resistance was played by anticolonial campaigners based in London, right at the heart of empire.

Interview with the Author

Podcast Art of the History Extra PodcastHistory Extra
Resistance in the British Empire
3/11/20         29 min


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