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The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh

A Woman in World History

by Linda Colley

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Published by Pantheon .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages400
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Open LibraryOL7425498M
ISBN 10037542153X
ISBN 109780375421532

  Buy a cheap copy of The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh: A Woman book by Linda Colley. This is a book about a world in a life. Conceived in Jamaica and possibly mixed-race, Elizabeth Marsh () traveled farther and was more intimately affected Free shipping over $/5(5). (A further “ordeal” was snagging a husband for her under-dowried daughter.) Historian Colley (Captives: Britain, Empire and the World, –) styles Marsh a “female Candide” batted.

  There were two children, Burrish and Elizabeth Maria. A fashionable man-midwife was retained, and twice over Elizabeth Marsh sustained the ordeal. But uncle George Marsh looked on and foresaw disaster. He described Elizabeth as ‘a handsome and very engaging woman with great abilities’, but added that she ate too much. Bankruptcy came in. This is a book about a world in a life. Conceived in Jamaica and possibly mixed-race, Elizabeth Marsh () traveled farther and was more intimately affected by developments across the globe than the vast majority of men.

Elizabeth Marsh (–) was an Englishwoman who was held captive in Morocco for a brief period after the ship she was traveling from Gibraltar to England to unite with her fiancé was intercepted by a Moroccan corsair and overtaken by its crew. Marsh revealed the experiences of her captivity through her captive narrative,The Female Captive: A Narrative of Fact Which Happened in Barbary.   The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh: A Woman in World History by Linda Colley, pp. Pantheon Books. To understand history, one must go beyond the charts of trade, the dates and names of wars and other events, for history is the story of the people who lived it, even and especially when these people were not the politically powerful individuals who we too often think of as being the only ones to Author: Elizabeth Kate Switaj.


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The 'ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh' is actually the tale of her own captivity in Morocco which she wrote some years after the event (and had some popularity and notoriety at the time) and the story of her life which Ms Colley has taken from Elizabeth's own writings and weaved into the 'world history' of the time/5.

The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh: A Woman in The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh book History. by Linda Colley. pp, Harper Press, £ This is a remarkable book, both for its Author: Claire Tomalin.

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At times treated as a half-slave or as a member of the conquering aristocracy, Elizabeth Marsh illustrated the /5(26). The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh is a fascinating tale of a world we cannot remember or recognize.

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have a great day!!!/5(6). Linda Colley's new book breaks the boundaries between biography, family stories and global history. This is a book about a world in a life. An individual lost to history, Elizabeth Marsh () travelled farther, and was more intimately affected /5().

About The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh. In this remarkable reconstruction of an eighteenth-century woman’s extraordinary and turbulent life, historian Linda Colley not only tells the story of Elizabeth Marsh, one of the most distinctive travelers of her time, but also opens a window onto a radically transforming was conceived in Jamaica, lived in London, Gibraltar, and Menorca.

This is a book about a world in a life. Conceived in Jamaica and possibly mixed-race, Elizabeth Marsh () traveled farther and was more intimately affected by developments across the globe than the vast majority of men.

She was the first woman to publish in English on Morocco, and the first to carry out extensive explorations in eastern and southern India.4/5(5). In “The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh,” Linda Colley has written a biography that tests all common notions about the genre.

Almost 40 pages go by. Linda Colley's books include In Defiance of Oligarchy: The Tory Party – (), Namier (), Captives: Britain, Empire and the World – () and The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh: A Woman in World History (), which was named by The New York Awards: Wolfson Prize (), Guggenheim Memorial.

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In this remarkable reconstruction of an eighteenth-century woman's extraordinary and turbulent life, historian Linda Colley not only tells the story of Elizabeth Marsh, one of the most distinctive travelers of her time, but also opens a window onto a radically transforming.

Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh “Out of the Caribbean” –Septem Milbourne Marsh, Elizabeth’s father, sets foot on Jamaica in July of sailing aboard ship Kingston-British-A ship carpenter with the Royal Navy-Sugar plantations a big contributor-Earthquake on June wipes out 2/3 of Port Royal-Slave trader?-Gains experience and knowledge through captaining many ships-Woman.

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The ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh: a woman in world history. [Linda Colley] -- Presents a portrait of one of the eighteenth century's most remarkable women, Elizabeth Marsh, a Jamaica-born explorer, adventurer, and writer, detailing her world travels, her personal.