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The Resource Imperial underworld : an escaped convict and the transformation of the British Colonial order, Kirsten McKenzie, (electronic resource)

Imperial underworld : an escaped convict and the transformation of the British Colonial order, Kirsten McKenzie, (electronic resource)

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Imperial underworld : an escaped convict and the transformation of the British Colonial order
Title
Imperial underworld
Title remainder
an escaped convict and the transformation of the British Colonial order
Statement of responsibility
Kirsten McKenzie
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
During a major overhaul of British imperial policy following the Napoleonic Wars, an escaped convict reinvented himself as an improbable activist, renowned for his exposés of government misconduct and corruption in the Cape Colony and New South Wales. Charting scandals unleashed by the man known variously as Alexander Loe Kaye and William Edwards, Imperial Underworld offers a radical new account of the legal, constitutional and administrative transformations that unfolded during the British colonial order of the 1820s. In a narrative rife with daring jail breaks, infamous agents provocateurs, and allegations of sexual deviance, Professor Kirsten McKenzie argues that such colourful and salacious aspects of colonial administrations cannot be separated from the real business of political and social change. The book instead highlights the importance of taking gossip, paranoia, factional infighting and political spin seriously to show the extent to which ostensibly marginal figures and events influenced the transformation of the nineteenth-century British Empire.--
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1970-
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McKenzie, Kirsten
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Critical perspectives on empire
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Impostors and imposture
  • Impostors and imposture
  • Middle class
  • Middle class
  • Imperialism
  • Decolonization
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
  • Cape Town (South Africa)
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Imperial underworld : an escaped convict and the transformation of the British Colonial order, Kirsten McKenzie, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107707580
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Publication
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781107707580
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 318 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107707580
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1058443811
Label
Imperial underworld : an escaped convict and the transformation of the British Colonial order, Kirsten McKenzie, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107707580
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781107707580
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 318 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107707580
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1058443811

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