Sathnam Sanghera: Empireworld

The Book Club | 31 January 2024 | 0h 44m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Sathnam Sanghera about his book Empireworld: How British Imperialism Shaped the Globe. Discusses the effect of British imperialism around the globe, why he’s trying to get beyond the ‘balance-sheet’ view of imperial history, why we should all read W E B Dubois, and why he’s not good at going on holiday.

See also the How to Academy interview with Sathnam Sanghera and William Dalrymple about British imperialism in India.

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The British Empire with Matthew Parker

Aspects of History | 7 August 2023 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Matthew Parker about his book One Fine Day: Britain’s Empire on the Brink. Examines the British Empire at the peak of its territorial extent in 1923 – considering the colonists, the colonised, and the factors that lead to the unwinding of empire.

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Nigel Biggar on Colonialism: A Moral Reckoning

Off Script | 14 February 2023 | 0h 48m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Nigel Biggar about his book Colonialism: A Moral Reckoning. Evaluates the British Empire’s history of racism, exploitation and violence against its record of abolishing the slave trade, opening economies to global trade, ending inter-tribal warfare, establishing rule of law and liberal institutions, and fighting WW2.

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