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Captives: Britain, Empire and the World 1600 - 1850
Linda Colley talks to Christopher Hitchens
Hay Festival 2003
The historian discusses her stories of the flipside if Imperialisim: the soldiers and settlers seized in India and North America, the men and women captured from Devon and Cornwall by Moroccan slavers, or taken at sea by Barbarycorsairs. She explores the parallels with empire today, and the West's relationship with Islam.