skip to content
Racial crossings : race, intermarriage, and the Victorian British Empire Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Racial crossings : race, intermarriage, and the Victorian British Empire

Author: Damon Ieremia Salesa
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Series: Oxford historical monographs; Oxford historical monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"The Victorians were fascinated with intersections between different races. Whether in sexual or domestic partnerships, in interracial children, racially diverse communities or societies, these 'racial crossings' were a lasting Victorian concern. But in an era of imperial expansion, when slavery was abolished, colonial wars were fought, and Britain itself was reformed, these concerns were more than academic. In both  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Damon Ieremia Salesa
ISBN: 9780199673742 0199673748
OCLC Number: 812686177
Notes: Originally published: 2011.
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2012 AHA Ernest Scott Prize.
Description: x, 295 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Problem of Racial Crossing --
1. Amalgamating Races: The 'New System' of Colonization and Racial Management --
2. 'Pandemonium on Earth'? Intimacy and Encounter in Pre-Colonial New Zealand --
3. The Experiment of Racial Amalgamation --
4. Racial Crossing and the Empire: Scholarship, Science, Politics, and Place --
5. A Tender Way in Race War --
Conclusion: Dwelling in Unity.
Series Title: Oxford historical monographs; Oxford historical monographs.
Responsibility: Damon Ieremia Salesa.
More information:

Abstract:

Moving away from conventional theories about Victorian attitudes towards race, Salesa focuses on an array of equally influential, yet seemingly opposite, ideas where racial crossing was seen as a  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

engage[s] with the big ideas that underlay racial thinking and discourses in the British Empire, and demonstrate how these informed British colonisation in New Zealand. * Lachy Paterson, British Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/812686177> # Racial crossings : race, intermarriage, and the Victorian British Empire
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "812686177" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/813974885#Place/oxford> ; # Oxford
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/813974885#Event/1800_1899> ; # 1800-1899
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/977484> ; # Interracial marriage
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1910374> ; # British colonies
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/813974885#Topic/interracial_marriage_great_britain_history_19th_century> ; # Interracial marriage--Great Britain--History--19th century
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1086509> ; # Race relations
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/813974885#Place/great_britain> ; # Great Britain
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/306.84609171241/e23/> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204623> ; # Great Britain.
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/22085273> ; # Damon Ieremia Salesa
   schema:datePublished "2013" ;
   schema:description "Introduction: The Problem of Racial Crossing -- 1. Amalgamating Races: The 'New System' of Colonization and Racial Management -- 2. 'Pandemonium on Earth'? Intimacy and Encounter in Pre-Colonial New Zealand -- 3. The Experiment of Racial Amalgamation -- 4. Racial Crossing and the Empire: Scholarship, Science, Politics, and Place -- 5. A Tender Way in Race War -- Conclusion: Dwelling in Unity."@en ;
   schema:description ""The Victorians were fascinated with intersections between different races. Whether in sexual or domestic partnerships, in interracial children, racially diverse communities or societies, these 'racial crossings' were a lasting Victorian concern. But in an era of imperial expansion, when slavery was abolished, colonial wars were fought, and Britain itself was reformed, these concerns were more than academic. In both the British empire and imperial Britain, racial crossings shaped what people thought about race, the future, the past, and the conduct and possibilities of empire. Victorian fears of miscegenation and degeneration are well known; this study turns to apparently opposite ideas where racial crossing was seen as a means of improvement, a way of creating new societies, or a mode for furthering the rule of law and the kingdom of Heaven. Salesa explores how and why the preoccupation with racial crossings came to be so important, so varied, and so widely shared through the writings and experiences of a raft of participants: from Victorian politicians and writers, to philanthropists and scientists, to those at the razor's edge of empire - from soldiers, missionaries, and settlers, to 'natives', 'half-castes' and other colonized people. Anchored in the striking history of colonial New Zealand, where the colonial policy of 'racial amalgamation' sought to incorporate and intermarry settlers and New Zealand Māori, Racial Crossings examines colonial encounters, working closely with indigenous ideas and experiences, to put Victorian racial practice and thought into sharp, critical, relief"--Publisher's information."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/813974885> ;
   schema:genre "History"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/813974885#Series/oxford_historical_monographs> ; # Oxford historical monographs.
   schema:name "Racial crossings : race, intermarriage, and the Victorian British Empire"@en ;
   schema:productID "812686177" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/812686177#PublicationEvent/oxford_oxford_university_press_2013> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/813974885#Agent/oxford_university_press> ; # Oxford University Press
   schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1117/2011411212-t.html> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780199673742> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB2A1654> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/812686177> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/813974885#Agent/oxford_university_press> # Oxford University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Oxford University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/813974885#Series/oxford_historical_monographs> # Oxford historical monographs.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
   schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/812686177> ; # Racial crossings : race, intermarriage, and the Victorian British Empire
   schema:name "Oxford historical monographs." ;
   schema:name "Oxford historical monographs" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/813974885#Topic/interracial_marriage_great_britain_history_19th_century> # Interracial marriage--Great Britain--History--19th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85067499> ;
   schema:name "Interracial marriage--Great Britain--History--19th century"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1086509> # Race relations
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Race relations"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204623> # Great Britain.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Great Britain." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1910374> # British colonies
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "British colonies"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/977484> # Interracial marriage
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Interracial marriage"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/22085273> # Damon Ieremia Salesa
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1972" ;
   schema:familyName "Salesa" ;
   schema:givenName "Damon Ieremia" ;
   schema:name "Damon Ieremia Salesa" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780199673742>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0199673748" ;
   schema:isbn "9780199673742" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.