Pauline Maier Early American History Seminar Through Novanglus’s Eyes: Forms of Empire in India 6 May 2014.Tuesday, 5:15PM - 7:30PM Hari Vishwanadha, Santa Monica College Comment: Eliga H. Gould, University of New Hampshire

Yankee merchants in the India trade successfully negotiated the competing claims of Indian society and the British Raj. As the empire flourished, the merchants prospered. The experiences of two prominent men, Henry Lee and Charles Eliot Norton, are representative of the rich and complex relationship among the three peoples and their cultures and served as a template for subsequent merchants engaged in the India trade during the nineteenth century.