Maya Jasanoff

Maya Jasanoff is an American academic and historian. She is the X.D. and Nancy Yang Professor at Harvard University, where she focuses on the history of the British Empire. She is known for her works such as 'Edge of Empire,' 'Liberty's Exiles,' and 'The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World.'


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  1. 1. Liberty's Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World

    The book provides an in-depth exploration of the experiences of American Loyalists who were forced into exile following the American Revolution. It details their struggles and hardships as they sought to rebuild their lives in far-flung corners of the British Empire, including Canada, the Caribbean, Sierra Leone, and India. The book also examines the broader impact of this mass migration on the shaping of the British Empire and the early United States.

    The 10274th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. The Dawn Watch

    "The Dawn Watch" explores the life and times of Joseph Conrad, delving into the profound impact of his experiences as a sailor and immigrant on his celebrated literary works. The book weaves together a biography of Conrad with an analysis of the globalization processes that shaped the modern world, as reflected in his novels. By examining themes such as imperialism, capitalism, and cultural encounters, the narrative not only sheds light on Conrad's personal struggles and insights but also on how his writings foresaw and articulated the complexities and challenges of today's global society.

    The 11083rd Greatest Book of All Time