Politics and Empire in Victorian Britain: A Reader / Edition 1

Politics and Empire in Victorian Britain: A Reader / Edition 1

by Antoinette M. Burton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312229976

ISBN-13: 9780312229979

Pub. Date: 10/28/2001

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Politics and Empire in Victorian Britain: A Reader is the first source book to track the role the British Empire played in domestic politics, social attitudes and intellectual and cultural life. Unlike most other books on this subject, the reader also highlights women’s contributions to both domestic and imperial questions, and takes account of…  See more details below

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Politics and Empire in Victorian Britain: A Reader is the first source book to track the role the British Empire played in domestic politics, social attitudes and intellectual and cultural life. Unlike most other books on this subject, the reader also highlights women’s contributions to both domestic and imperial questions, and takes account of colonial men’s and women’s activities as well. The reader introduces the intersections of “home” and “empire” so that the effects of imperialism on Victorian politics and society can be fully appreciated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312229979
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.36(h) x 1.17(d)

Table of Contents

Timetable of Select Events
Preface
Permissions
Pt. IShaping the Imperial Body Politic, 1829-1857
"Speech at the Bar" (1829) and On a Bill for the Removal of Jewish Disabilities (1830)3
"Parliamentary Reform" (1831)7
A Letter from Sydney (1833)11
Convict Experiences (1837-38): The Chain Gang, Penal Settlements, Transportation as Slavery15
Minute on Education in India (1835)18
from English Poor Law History, v. 1 (1929)21
from Poor Laws and Paupers Illustrated (1833)25
"Letters on the Condition of the People of Ireland" (1847)28
"The Sugar Question" (1847)31
"The Ministry and the New Parliament" (1848)34
"The Horrors of Slavery" (1824)39
from The History of Mary Prince (1831)45
"Chartism: A New Organization of the People" (1840)55
Children's Employment Commission: Appendix to the First Report of Commissioners-Mines (1842)58
Speech at Mullinger (1843)62
Letter to the American Women's Rights Convention (1851)63
from The Book of Household Management (1861)65
Richard Twopenny on Servants in Australia (1883)68
from The Chinese War (1844)71
"Chinese Emigration" (1866)74
Robert Thomson on the Chinese in Australia (1888)75
"Emigration and Transportation Relatively Considered" (1847)77
"Shall We Retain our Colonies?" (1851)81
1851: or, The Adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Cursty Sandboys (1851)85
Harriet Martineau on Florence Nightingale (1910)89
from The Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands (1858)92
from Russia and the Eastern Question (1854)98
Karl Marx on the events of 1857102
Pt. IILiberalizing Imperial Democracy: Midcentury and After
Report on Canada (1839)107
"Occasional Discourse on the Negro Question" (1849)110
"The Negro Question" (1850)115
Third Reading of the Reform Bill (1867)119
"The Canadian Confederation" (1867)121
Proclamation of an Irish Republic (1867)125
East India Contagious Diseases Acts (1868)126
"Conservative and Liberal Principles" (1872)131
"England's Mission" (1878)135
"The Ladies' Petition [to the Commons for the Right to Vote]" (1867)139
Annual Address to the Ladies National Association (1871)143
Letter to the Marquis of Salisbury (1876)147
"The Redistribution of Political Power" (1885)150
from The High-Caste Hindu Woman (1888)153
"The Women's Suffrage Bill" (1889)156
from Travels in West Africa (1897)160
from The Queen's Daughters in India (1899)164
Missionary Correspondence (1841-42)169
from Our Medical Liberties (1854)178
Parliamentary speech (1874)179
Speech at Wicklow (1885)184
"A Cry from the Indian Mahommedans" (1882)185
The Indian National Congress: Resolutions (1885)189
Speech at the second Indian National Congress, Calcutta (1886)190
"The Home Rule Movement in India and Ireland" (1890)194
"Nationality and Imperialism" (ca. 1900)200
"Women's Role in Sustaining Gaelic Culture" (1901)203
"Principles of British Policy in Egypt" (1882)204
"Egypt" (1882)208
"Gordon's Death: What is the Truth?" (1890)210
Pt. IIIAt Home with Imperial Culture: Toward the Twentieth Century
"Religious Missions in the East" (1881)217
"China, England, and Opium" (1876)220
from Days and Nights in London (1880)223
from Behind the Great Wall (1897)225
from London Labour and the London Poor (1861)228
from Through the Dark Continent (1879)232
from Autobiography of an Indian Princess (1921)235
from In Darkest England and the Way Out (1890)238
" ... the West Indian Court," Saturday Review (1886)242
Observations on the Indian and Colonial Exhibition (1889)245
"Central Africans" (1895)249
from Britons Through Negro Spectacles (1909)253
from The Complete Indian Housekeeper and Cook (1888)257
"The Dock Labourers' Strike" (1889)259
"Labour in Parliament" (1889)261
"Trades Unionism for Women" (1890)264
"The Jew as workman" (1891)267
from The Destitute Alien (1892)270
"Khama" (1893)273
South African Speeches (1894)275
From The Queen's Empire: A Pictorial And Descriptive Record (1897)278
from Fabianism and the Empire (1900)280
"The Transvaal" (1881)285
"The Boers and the Native Question" (1900)289
from Mafeking Diary (1899-1900)292
"What Kind of Sovereign is Queen Victoria?" (1900)299
from Imperialism: A Study (1902)303
from Physical Deterioration (1904)306
On the Australian Constitution (1901)310
from Fugitive Anne: A Romance of the Unexplored Bush (1902)314
Vida Goldstein on her Senate Candidature (1904)318
"The Alien Immigrant" (1903)321
"Canada and the New Imperialism" (1903)324
The United Irishman and Sinn Fein (1905)328
Bibliography of Primary Sources331
Select Bibliography of Secondary Sources335
Index341

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