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Colonial lives across the British Empire : imperial careering in the long nineteenth century

Author: David Lambert; Alan Lester
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume uses a series of portraits of 'imperial lives' in order to rethink the history of the British Empire in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries ... These men and women consist of four colonial governors, two governors' wives, two missionaries, a nurse/entrepreneur, a poet/civil servant and a mercenary."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Biography
History
Biographies
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Lambert; Alan Lester
ISBN: 9780521847704 0521847702 9780521612371 0521612373
OCLC Number: 70764843
Description: xv, 376 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : imperial spaces, imperial subjects / David Lambery and Alan Lester --
Gregor MacGregor : clansman, conquistador and coloniser on the fringes of the British empire / Matthew Brown --
A blister on the imperial antipodes : Lancelot Edward Threlkeld in Polynesia and Australia / Anna Johnson --
Missionary politics and the captive audience : William Shrewsbury in the Caribbean and the Cape colony / Alan Lester and David Lambert --
Richard Bourke : Irish liberalism tempered by empire / Zoë Laidlaw --
Gregory Grey in Ireland : narrative and network / Leigh Dale --
Wonderful adventures of Mrs. Seacole in many lands (1857) : colonial identity and the geographical imagination / Anita Rupprecht --
Inter-colonial migration and the refashioning of indentured labour : Arthur Gordon in Trinidad, Mauritius and Fiji (1866-1880) / Laurence Brown --
Sir John Pope Hennessy and colonial government : humanitarianism and the translation of slavery in the imperial network / Philip Howell and David Lambert --
Sunshine and sorrows : Canada, Ireland and Lady Aberdeen / Val McLeish --
Mary Curzon : 'American queen of India' / Nicola J. Thomas --
Making Scotland in South Africa : Charles Murray, the Transvaal's Aberdeenshire poet / Jonathan Hyslop --
Epilogue : imperial careering at home ; Harriet Martineau on empire / Catherine Hall.
Responsibility: edited by David Lambert and Alan Lester.
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