Indigenous London



An Imaginative Retelling Of London S History, Framed Through The Experiences Of Indigenous Travelers Who Came To The City Over The Course Of Than Five Centuries London Is Famed Both As The Ancient Center Of A Former Empire And As A Modern Metropolis Of Bewildering Complexity And Diversity In Indigenous London, Historian Coll Thrush Offers An Imaginative Vision Of The City S Past Crafted From An Almost Entirely New Perspective That Of Indigenous Children, Women, And Men Who Traveled There, Willingly Or Otherwise, From Territories That Became Canada, New Zealand, Australia, And The United States, Beginning In The Sixteenth Century They Included Captives And Diplomats, Missionaries And Shamans, Poets And Performers Some, Like The Powhatan Noblewoman Pocahontas, Are Familiar Others, Like An Odawa Boy Held As A Prisoner Of War, Have Almost Been Lost To History In Drawing Together Their Stories And Their Diverse Experiences With A Changing Urban Culture, Thrush Also Illustrates How London Learned To Be A Global, Imperial City And How Indigenous People Were Central To That Process.Indigenous London

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✼ Indigenous London  Epub ✿ Author Coll Thrush – E17streets4all.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 328 pages
  • Indigenous London
  • Coll Thrush
  • 12 January 2017
  • 9780300206302

10 thoughts on “Indigenous London

  1. says:

    From New Book History, Native American, British Network Scholars have long treated cities as spaces in which indigenous people have little presence and less significance This notion that urbanity and indignity stand at odds results from a potent mix of racist essentialism and the historical myth of progress from savagery to civilization Just as this paradigm excludes native peoples from the City, it excludes them from modernity Perhaps no city expresses this erasure of Indigenous bodies, minds, and histories so effectively as London, the capital of the British Empire Yet as Dr Coll Thrush demonstrates in his new book Indigenous London Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire Yale University Press, 2016 , beneath this erasure lie centuries of indigenous experience In his hands London becomes not merely the Heart of Empire but the periphery of a richly textured indigenous diaspora, a Red Atlantic Dr Thrush ambitiously recasts five centuries of London s history through the lived experiences of native visitors from Canada, the United States, New Zealand, and Australia These ...

  2. says:

    Important Relevant A must read for anyone interested in history and its contestations.

  3. says:

    Wow This was a powerful book Coll Thrush expected, when he started trying to find evidence of native peoples visiting London that they would be hard to find In fact, he found there were many indigenous visitors who went to London, from the North American continent present day US and Canada , Hawai i, New Zealand, and...

  4. says:

    This book shares the stories and encounters of Indigenous people who journeyed to the core of the British Empire This book could easily have slanted the fish out of water travelers as curiosities and spectacles and objects of humor, but the author avoids these pitfalls by focusing on the travelers impressions and accounts, which could...

  5. says:

    London as a case study in the open ended nature of a continuously contested Indigenous past and what that past says of Indigenous lives and realities today This work shows that the history of cities like London and the history of Indigenous people are ...

  6. says:

    This book is an interesting textual study that helps reframe and give presence to indigenous peoples in London over 500 years Thrush provides an eclectic collection of documents and ephemera from royal visits to public performance, mapping the emergence of f...

  7. says:

    Another outstanding book from Thrush I especially enjoyed the interludes and tours at the end they give us another way to experience the history of Indigenous London.

  8. says:

    Excellent, curiosity sparking read.

  9. says:

    I m sad to say that I was very disappointed There s no coherent narrative or thesis, just a number of disjointed anecdotes It s a shame as the subject matter deserves a good book.

  10. says:

    This book, while perhaps theoretically lacking in some ways Thrush could have been rigorous in his use of settler colonialism as a lens, was very, very readable, and really did a great job of exploring London as a site of spectacle for both English people and Indigenous people Single chapters would work really, really well in an undergraduate course, and the stories that Thrush tells in his book are really a gift I really enjoyed this book a lot as a reade...

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