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The Aborigines' Protection Society : humanitarian imperialism in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Canada, South Africa, and the Congo, 1836-1909

Author: James Heartfield
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2011.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Heartfield
ISBN: 9780231702362 0231702361 9780231800242 023180024X
OCLC Number: 702648053
Description: xii, 379 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: How the abolition of slavery changed Britain's empire --
The select committee on aborigines --
The Aborigines' Protection Society --
An empire to protect the aborigines --
The society and public opinion --
Conflict with the colonists --
Understanding the natives --
The Aborigines' Protection Society's work in the field --
Australia and the first aborigines' protectorate --
New Zealand and the Maoris --
Fiji and the Western Pacific --
The Indians of North America --
Colonising southern Africa --
For and against Leopold's Congo.
Responsibility: James Heartfield.
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In this highly readable and fascinating account of the APS, James Heartfield highlights the problematic and unintended consequences of humanitarian intervention, regardless of the honorable Read more...

 
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