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The enlightenment, philanthropy and the idea of social progress in early Australia : creating a happier race? / Ilya Lazarev.

Author/Creator:
Lazarev, Ilya, author.
Publication:
New York, NY : Routledge, 2019. , ©2019
Series:
Routledge studies in cultural history.
Routledge studies in cultural history
Format/Description:
Book
x, 265 pages ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Victoria -- Government relations -- History.
Aboriginal Australians -- Education -- Australia -- Victoria -- History.
Aboriginal Australians -- Missions -- History.
Victoria -- History.
Enlightenment -- Influence.
Aboriginal Australians -- Education.
Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations.
Aboriginal Australians -- Missions.
Enlightenment -- Influence.
Victoria.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"This book seeks to highlight the influence of the Enlightenment idea of social progress on the character of the "civilising mission" in early Australia by tracing its presence in the various "civilising" attempts undertaken between 1788 and 1850. It also represents an attempt to marry the history of the British Enlightenment and the history of settler-Aboriginal interactions. The chronological structure of the book, as well as the breadth of its content, will facilitate the readers' understanding of the evolution of "civilising attempts" and their epistemological underpinnings, while throwing additional light on the influence of the Enlightenment on Australian history as a whole."-- Provided by the publisher.
Contents:
A shortcut to civilisation: the idea of social progress and the founders of Australia
The purveyors of modernity: early "civilising" attempts
Lachlan Macquarie: the enlightened autocrat, the Laird of New South Wales
The handmaid of religion?: "civilisation-Christianisation" debate and the progress of the Protestant missions
The folly of the enlightened mind: the Port Phillip aboriginal protectorate, the rise of the scheme
The Port Phillip aboriginal protectorate: the climax and the unraveling.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Online version: Lazarev, Ilya, author. Enlightenment, philanthropy and the idea of social progress in early Australia
ISBN:
9781138334298
1138334294
9780429445439
OCLC:
1047571468
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