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Warrior, the Voyager, and the Artist: Three Lives in an Age of Empire

Warrior, the Voyager, and the Artist: Three Lives in an Age of Empire

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Fullagar, Kate

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Three interconnected eighteenth-century lives offer a fresh account of the British empire and its intrusion into Indigenous societies. This engaging history brings together the stories of Joshua Reynolds and two Indigenous men, the Cherokee Ostenaco and the Ra'iatean Mai. Fullagar uncovers the life of Ostenaco, tracing his emergence as a warrior, his engagement with colonists through war and peace, and his eventual rejection of imperial politics during the American Revolution. She delves into the story of Mai, examining his confrontation with conquest and displacement, his voyage to London on Cook's imperial expedition, and his return home with a burning ambition to right past wrongs. Woven throughout is a new history of Reynolds-growing up in Devon near a key port in England, becoming a portraitist of empire, rising to the top of Britain's art world, and yet remaining ambivalent about his nation's expansionist trajectory.

ISBN: 9780300243062
Author: Fullagar, Kate
Publication date: 15/01/2020
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
Dimension: 235mm X 156mm

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