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Title: 'The age of revolution in the Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and South China Sea: a maritime perspective'
Authors: Anderson, Clare
First Published: Dec-2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Citation: Anderson, C, 'The age of revolution in the Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and South China Sea: a maritime perspective', ed. Anderson, C;Frkyman, N;Voss, LHV;Rediker, M, 'Mutiny and Maritime Radicalism in the Age of Revolution: A Global Survey', Cambridge University Press, 2013
Abstract: This essay explores the history of empire and rebellion from a seaborne perspective, through a focus on convict-ship mutiny in the Indian Ocean. It will show that the age of revolution did not necessarily spread outward from Europe and North America into colonies and empires, but rather complex sets of interconnected phenomena circulated regionally and globally in all directions. Convict transportation and mutiny formed a circuit that connected together imperial expansion and native resistance. As unfree labour, convicts might be positioned in global histories of the Industrial Revolution. And, as mutinous or insurgent colonial subjects, they bring together the history of peasant unrest and rebellion in south Asia with piracy in south-east Asia and the Pearl River delta. A subaltern history of convict transportation in the Indian Ocean thus has much to offer for an understanding of the maritime dimensions of the age of revolution.
Series/Report no.: International Review of Social History Supplements;No. 21
ISBN: 9781107689329
Type: Chapter
Rights: Copyright © 2013, Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis.
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