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Ten books that shaped the British empire : creating an imperial commons / Antoinette Burton and Isabel Hofmeyr, editors.

Publication:
Durham : Duke University Press, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (294 p.)
Subjects:
Books -- Great Britain -- History.
Imperialism -- Historiography.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Historiography.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Looking at ten books that shaped the modern British Empire, the contributors examine imperial classics, anticolonial blockbusters, and a range of pamphlets, assessing the effects of each one on key aspects of imperial history.
Contents:
Remaking the empire from Newgate : Wakefield's A letter from Sydney / Tony Ballantyne
Jane Eyre at home and abroad / Charlotte Macdonald
Macaulay's History of England : a book that shaped nation and empire / Catherine Hall
"The Day Will Come" : Charles H. Pearson's National life and character : a forecast / Marilyn Lake
Victims of "British justice"? A century of wrong as anti-imperial tract, core narrative of the Afrikaner "nation," and victim-based solidarity-building discourse / André du Toit
The text in the world, the world through the text : Robert Baden-Powell's Scouting for boys / Elleke Boehmer
Hind Swaraj : translating sovereignty / Tridip Suhrud
Totaram Sanadhya's Fiji Mein Mere Ekkis Varsh : a history of empire and nation in a minor key / Mrinalini Sinha
C.L.R. James's The Black Jacobins and the making of the modern Atlantic world / Aaron Kamugisha
Ethnography and cultural innovation in Mau Mau detention camps : Gakaara wa Wanjau's Mĩhĩrĩga ya aagĩkũyũ / Derek R. Peterson.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Burton, Antoinette M., 1961-
Hofmeyr, Isabel.
ISBN:
0-8223-5827-1
0-8223-7592-3
OCLC:
1139381494
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9780822375920 doi
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