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The Work of Empire: Current Directions in Transnational Labour History

Document type Article
Author Drapeau, Thierry
Journal Labour / Le Travail
Volume 80
Date 2017-11-27
ISSN 1911-4842
Pages 289-305


The article reviews the books, "Competing Vision of Empire: Labor, Slavery, and the Origins of the British Atlantic Empire," by Abigail L. Swingen, "Building the Atlantic Empires: Unfree Labor and Imperial States in the Political Economy of Capitalism," edited by John Donoghue and Evelyn P. Jennings, and "Making the Empire Work: Labor and United States Imperialism," edited by Daniel E. Bender and Jana K. Lipman.