Linda Colley, 2005–2006 | National Humanities Center

Linda Colley (NHC Fellow, 2005–06)

Project Title

The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh: A Global History

Princeton University

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2005–06

Linda Colley revised four chapters and wrote two more for her book The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh: A Global History. She wrote an introduction to one of the speeches included in Gordon Brown's Speeches, 1997-2006 and Moving Britain Forward: Selected Speeches, 1997-2006 (both published by Bloomsbury, 2006). In addition, she wrote three essays for the London Guardian, "The Star Spangled Fantasyland of the Fake and Home of the Bogus" (March 18, 2006), "With Europe and America, the Feeling Is Always Mutual (April 27, 2006), and "British Values, Whatever They Are, Won't Hold Us Together" (May 18, 2006); an essay, "The Sea Around Us," reviewing Atlantic History: Concept and Contours by Carla Gardina Pestana and The English Atlantic in an Age of Revolution, 1640-1661 for the New York Review of Books (vol. 53, no. 11, 2006); and "Empire as a Way of Life," a review of Nicholas Dirks's The Scandal of Empire and David Gilmour's The Ruling Caste for the Nation (July 31, 2006).