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A new imperial history : culture, identity, and modernity in Britain and the Empire, 1660-1840

Author: Kathleen Wilson
Publisher: Cambridge [etc.] : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection introduces an exciting new field: the new imperial history. It examines the cultural impact of empire on British and colonial people's sense of self and on their social relations in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Wilson
ISBN: 0521007968 9780521007962
OCLC Number: 1025201965
Notes: Indices.
Description: XV, 385 p. : il. ; 23 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations; List of contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction: histories, empires, modernities Kathleen Wilson; Part I. Empire at Home: Difference, Representation, Experience: 1. Women and the fiscal-imperial state in late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries Margaret Hunt; 2. An 'entertainment of oddities': fashionable sociability and the Pacific in the 1770s Gillian Russell; 3. The theatre of empire: racial counterfeit, racial realism Felicity A. Nussbaum; 4. Asians in Britain: negotiations of identity through self-representation Michael H. Fisher; Part II. Promised Lands: Imperial Aspirations and Practice: 5. 'Rescuing the age from a charge of ignorance': gentility, knowledge, and the British exploration of Africa in the later eighteenth century Philip J. Stern; 6. Liberal government and illiberal trade: the political economy of 'responsible government' in early British India Sudipta Sen; 7. 'Green and pleasant lands': England and the Holy Land in plebeian millenarian culture, c. 1790-1820 Eitan Bar-Yosef; 8. Protestant evangelicalism, British imperialism and Crusonian identity Hans Turley; Part III. Time, Identity, and Atlantic Interculture: 9. Time and revolution in African America: temporality and the history of Atlantic slavery Walter Johnson; 10. The Green Atlantic: radical reciprocities between Ireland and America in the long eighteenth century Kevin Whelan; 11. Brave Wolfe: the making of a hero Nicholas Rogers; 12. Ethnicity in the British Atlantic world, 1688-1830 Colin Kidd; Part IV. Englishness, Gender, and the Arts of Discovery: 13. Writing home and crossing cultures: George Bogle in Bengal and Tibet, 1770-1775 Kate Teltscher; 14. Decoding the nameless: gender, subjectivity, and historical methodologies in reading the archives of colonial India Durba Ghosh; 15. Ornament and use: Mai and Cook in London Harriet Guest; Thinking back: gender misrecognition and Polynesian subversions aboard the Cook voyages Kathleen Wilson; Further reading; Index.
Other Titles: Culture, identity, and modernity in Britain and the Empire, 1660-1840.
Responsibility: edited by Kathleen Wilson.

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