A Very Brief Introduction to the British Empire Podcast

Episode 2: The Atlantic Ocean

April 24, 2020 Uncomfortable Oxford
A Very Brief Introduction to the British Empire Podcast
Episode 2: The Atlantic Ocean
Chapters
0:00
Introduction
2:11
The British Empire
4:31
Imperial terminology
7:04
The Age of Discovery?
9:07
The English in Ireland
13:14
Settler Colonialism
16:47
North America
20:21
Historical Narrative
24:36
Slavery
30:27
The British West Indies
32:43
Plantation Society
34:13
The Columbian Exchange
36:19
Mercantilism
38:31
Conclusion
40:43
Credits
A Very Brief Introduction to the British Empire Podcast
Episode 2: The Atlantic Ocean
Apr 24, 2020
Uncomfortable Oxford

Join us for our second episode of A Very Brief Introduction to the British Empire, highlighting British colonisation in the Atlantic Ocean.

Historian Paula Larsson outlines the British settlement of Ireland, North America, and the Caribbean from the Tudor era to the mid-18th century. An overview of imperial terminology and British tactics for maintaining power are discussed alongside the major population changes and the Atlantic slave trade.

The content for this episode is based on a public lecture given in a local pub in the city of Oxford, back in October 2019. The content is tailored for a non-specialist audience who is interested in learning more about the legacies of the British Empire.

This podcast is run by Uncomfortable Oxford and will feature bi-weekly releases of our public lecture series on the history of the British Empire. Uncomfortable Oxford is run by Doctoral students at the University of Oxford and aims to raise awareness and discourse about 'uncomfortable' issues in the modern world. 

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Join us for our second episode of A Very Brief Introduction to the British Empire, highlighting British colonisation in the Atlantic Ocean.

Historian Paula Larsson outlines the British settlement of Ireland, North America, and the Caribbean from the Tudor era to the mid-18th century. An overview of imperial terminology and British tactics for maintaining power are discussed alongside the major population changes and the Atlantic slave trade.

The content for this episode is based on a public lecture given in a local pub in the city of Oxford, back in October 2019. The content is tailored for a non-specialist audience who is interested in learning more about the legacies of the British Empire.

This podcast is run by Uncomfortable Oxford and will feature bi-weekly releases of our public lecture series on the history of the British Empire. Uncomfortable Oxford is run by Doctoral students at the University of Oxford and aims to raise awareness and discourse about 'uncomfortable' issues in the modern world. 

Introduction
The British Empire
Imperial terminology
The Age of Discovery?
The English in Ireland
Settler Colonialism
North America
Historical Narrative
Slavery
The British West Indies
Plantation Society
The Columbian Exchange
Mercantilism
Conclusion
Credits