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The Resource Ten books that shaped the British empire : creating an imperial commons, edited by Antoinette Burton and Isabel Hofmeyr

Ten books that shaped the British empire : creating an imperial commons, edited by Antoinette Burton and Isabel Hofmeyr

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Ten books that shaped the British empire : creating an imperial commons
Title
Ten books that shaped the British empire
Title remainder
creating an imperial commons
Statement of responsibility
edited by Antoinette Burton and Isabel Hofmeyr
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Language
eng
Summary
Combining insights from imperial studies and transnational book history, this provocative collection opens new vistas on both fields through ten accessible essays, each devoted to a single book. Contributors revisit well-known works associated with the British empire, including Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Thomas Macaulay's History of England, Charles Pearson's National Life and Character, and Robert Baden-Powell's Scouting for Boys. They explore anticolonial texts in which authors such as C. L. R. James and Mohandas K. Gandhi chipped away at the foundations of imperial authority, and they introduce books that may be less familiar to students of empire. Taken together, the essays reveal the dynamics of what the editors call an "imperial commons, " a lively, empire-wide print culture. They show that neither empire nor book were stable, self-evident constructs. Each helped to legitimize the other.--
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1961-
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Burton, Antoinette M.
Dewey number
909.0971241
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Hofmeyr, Isabel
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  • Books
  • Imperialism
  • Great Britain
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Ten books that shaped the British empire : creating an imperial commons, edited by Antoinette Burton and Isabel Hofmeyr
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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rdacontent.
Contents
Acknowledgments ix Introduction. The Spine of Empire? Books and the Making of an Imperial Commons / Antoinette Burton and Isabel Hofmeyr 1 1. Remaking the Empire from Newgate: Wakefield's A Letter from Sydney / Tony Ballantyne 29 2. Jane Eyre at Home and Abroad / Charlotte MacDonald 50 3. Macaulay's History of England: A Book That Shaped Nation and Empire / Catherine Hall 71 4. "The Day Will Come": Charles H. Pearson's National Life and Character: A Forecast / Marilyn Lake 90 5. Victims of "British Justice"? A Century of Wrong as Anti-imperial Tract, Core Narrative of the Afrikaner "Nation, " and Victim-Based Solidarity-Building Discourse / André Du Toit 112 6. The Text in the World, the World through the Text: Robert Baden-Powell's Scouting for Boys / Elleke Boehmer 131 7. Hind Swaraj: Translating Sovereignty / Tridip Suhrud 153 8. Totaram Sanadhya's Fiji Mein Mere Ekkis Varsh: A History of Empire and Nation in a Minor Key / Mrinalini Sinha 168 9. C. L. R. James's The Black Jacobins and the Making of the Modern Atlantic World / Aaron Kamugisha 190 10. Ethnography and Cultural Innovation in Mau Mau Detention Camps: Gakaara wa Wanjau's Mihiriga ya Agikuyu / Derek R. Peterson 216 Bibliography 239 Contributors 261
Control code
FIEb17652212
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 283 pages
Isbn
9780822358275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC)2014020054
  • (UkLoRLUK)982014020054
  • (OCoLC)873985097
Label
Ten books that shaped the British empire : creating an imperial commons, edited by Antoinette Burton and Isabel Hofmeyr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Acknowledgments ix Introduction. The Spine of Empire? Books and the Making of an Imperial Commons / Antoinette Burton and Isabel Hofmeyr 1 1. Remaking the Empire from Newgate: Wakefield's A Letter from Sydney / Tony Ballantyne 29 2. Jane Eyre at Home and Abroad / Charlotte MacDonald 50 3. Macaulay's History of England: A Book That Shaped Nation and Empire / Catherine Hall 71 4. "The Day Will Come": Charles H. Pearson's National Life and Character: A Forecast / Marilyn Lake 90 5. Victims of "British Justice"? A Century of Wrong as Anti-imperial Tract, Core Narrative of the Afrikaner "Nation, " and Victim-Based Solidarity-Building Discourse / André Du Toit 112 6. The Text in the World, the World through the Text: Robert Baden-Powell's Scouting for Boys / Elleke Boehmer 131 7. Hind Swaraj: Translating Sovereignty / Tridip Suhrud 153 8. Totaram Sanadhya's Fiji Mein Mere Ekkis Varsh: A History of Empire and Nation in a Minor Key / Mrinalini Sinha 168 9. C. L. R. James's The Black Jacobins and the Making of the Modern Atlantic World / Aaron Kamugisha 190 10. Ethnography and Cultural Innovation in Mau Mau Detention Camps: Gakaara wa Wanjau's Mihiriga ya Agikuyu / Derek R. Peterson 216 Bibliography 239 Contributors 261
Control code
FIEb17652212
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 283 pages
Isbn
9780822358275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC)2014020054
  • (UkLoRLUK)982014020054
  • (OCoLC)873985097

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