Sam interviews Coll Thrush, Professor of History at the University of British Columbia, about his new book, Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire.

In Indigenous London, Professor Coll Thrush retells the history of London with a focus on the indigenous men and women who visited the city over the course of 500 years. Many were brought to London as captives. Many were displayed as oddities. But once there, these visitors played an outsized role in shaping the heart of empire. Then their stories were forgotten.

Indigenous London was published in October by Yale University Press.

At the top of the show, Sam Fenn and Alexander Kim chat about Cited’s hot streak. And they deeply imply that you should subscribe if you haven’t already… because… reasons. Sorry. Can’t say yet.

Listen to Sam Fenn and Gordon Katic get interviewed by the Doc Project’s Acey Rowe about what we’re trying to do on this show and how it all got started.

Bibliography

  • Coll Thrush. Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire. New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 2016.
  • Coll Thrush. Native Seattle: Histories from the Crossing-Over Place. Seattle, Washington: University of Washington Press, 2007.
  • Trouillot, Michel-Rolph. Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History. Boston, Massachusetts: Beacon Press, 1995.

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