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Anglo-European science and the rhetoric of empire : malaria, opium, and British rule in India, 1756-1895

Author: Paul C Winther
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2003.
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"A fascinating and intricately woven tale of opium trade, evangelism, scientific discovery, and political intrigue, Anglo-European Science and the Rhetoric of Empire documents the contribution of a medical misconception to the preservation of British rule in India. British authorities, desperate to shield the India-China opium trade from the escalating criticism of Christian evangelists and missionaries, threw their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Winther, Paul C., 1937-
Anglo-European science and the rhetoric of empire.
Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2003
(OCoLC)652021359
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul C Winther
ISBN: 0739105841 9780739105849
OCLC Number: 51163687
Description: xviii, 429 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1: Introduction --
Chapter 2: The missionaries' lament in a milieu of indifference, 1773-1874 C.E. --
Chapter 3: The gathering storm: protest, politics, and science, 1874-1893 C.E. --
Chapter 4: The serendipitous nature of "except for medical use" and participants in the Royal Commission Hearings --
Chapter 5: Hope for the anti-opiumists: witnesses' perspectives about why people in India eat opium --
Chapter 6: More hope for the moralists? Witnesses' observations about who eats opium in India --
Chapter 7: Sir William Roberts' evaluation of the opium and 'Malaria' evidence --
Chapter 8: The anti-opiumists' nightmare --
Chapter 9: The wider context: Anglo-European science and the rhetoric of empire.
Responsibility: Paul C. Winther.
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