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The Resource Evaluating empire and confronting colonialism in eighteenth-century Britain, Jack P. Greene

Evaluating empire and confronting colonialism in eighteenth-century Britain, Jack P. Greene

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Evaluating empire and confronting colonialism in eighteenth-century Britain
Title
Evaluating empire and confronting colonialism in eighteenth-century Britain
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Jack P. Greene
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This volume comprehensively examines the ways metropolitan Britons spoke and wrote about the British Empire during the short eighteenth century, from about 1730 to 1790. The work argues that following several decades of largely uncritical celebration of the empire as a vibrant commercial entity that had made Britain prosperous and powerful, a growing familiarity with the character of overseas territories and their inhabitants during and after the Seven Years, Ŵ War produced a substantial critique of empire. Evolving out of a widespread revulsion against the behaviors exhibited by many groups of Britons overseas and building on a language of "otherness" that metropolitans had used since the beginning of overseas expansion to describe its participants, the societies, and polities that Britons abroad had constructed in their new habitats, this critique used the languages of humanity and justice as standards by which to evaluate and condemn the behaviors, in turn, of East India Company servants, American slaveholders, Atlantic slave traders, Irish pensioners, absentees, oppressors of Catholics, and British political and military leaders during the American War of Independence. Although this critique represented a massive contemporary condemnation of British colonialism and manifested an impulse among metropolitans to distance themselves from imperial excesses, the benefits of empire were far too substantial to permit any turning away from it, and the moment of sensibility waned"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greene, Jack P
Dewey number
325.34109033
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Imperialism
  • Discourse analysis
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Evaluating empire and confronting colonialism in eighteenth-century Britain, Jack P. Greene
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. 'The principal cornucopia of Great Britain's wealth': the languages of commerce, liberty, security, and maritime supremacy and the celebration of empire 2. Outposts of 'loose vagrant people': the language of alterity in the evaluation of empire 3. 'A fabric at once the dread and wonder of the world': the languages of imperial grandeur, liberty, commerce, humanity, and justice and the American challenge to empire 4. Arenas of 'Asiatic plunder': the languages of humanity and justice and the excesses of empire in India 5. Sites of Creolean despotism: the languages of humanity and justice and the critique of colonial slavery and the African slave trade 6. 'A fruitless, bloody, wasting war': the languages of imperial grandeur. Liberty, humanity, and commerce in the American conflict 7. 'This voraginous gulph of Hibernian dependence': the languages of oppression, corruption, justice, liberty, and humanity and the identification of imperial excesses in Ireland 8. A 'shadow of our former glory'?: The discussion of empire in the wake of American secession 9. Epilogue: 'against every principle of justice, humanity, and whatever is allowed to be right among mankind': standards of humanity and the evaluation of empire
Control code
FIEb17611751
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 385 pages
Isbn
9781107030558
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 17318701
  • (OCoLC)794838451
Label
Evaluating empire and confronting colonialism in eighteenth-century Britain, Jack P. Greene
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. 'The principal cornucopia of Great Britain's wealth': the languages of commerce, liberty, security, and maritime supremacy and the celebration of empire 2. Outposts of 'loose vagrant people': the language of alterity in the evaluation of empire 3. 'A fabric at once the dread and wonder of the world': the languages of imperial grandeur, liberty, commerce, humanity, and justice and the American challenge to empire 4. Arenas of 'Asiatic plunder': the languages of humanity and justice and the excesses of empire in India 5. Sites of Creolean despotism: the languages of humanity and justice and the critique of colonial slavery and the African slave trade 6. 'A fruitless, bloody, wasting war': the languages of imperial grandeur. Liberty, humanity, and commerce in the American conflict 7. 'This voraginous gulph of Hibernian dependence': the languages of oppression, corruption, justice, liberty, and humanity and the identification of imperial excesses in Ireland 8. A 'shadow of our former glory'?: The discussion of empire in the wake of American secession 9. Epilogue: 'against every principle of justice, humanity, and whatever is allowed to be right among mankind': standards of humanity and the evaluation of empire
Control code
FIEb17611751
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 385 pages
Isbn
9781107030558
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 17318701
  • (OCoLC)794838451

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