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A semi-exclusionary empire? The use of British colonial ideals in Trinidad and Bengal

Martin J. Wiener

in The Cultural Construction of the British World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097898
eISBN:
9781526104403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097898.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

One of the most significant ways of British culture was articulated throughout the Empire was by exporting the nation’s most important political ideology, Liberalism. A good deal of imperial history, ... More


The Mussel Slough Affair

Richard J. Orsi

in Sunset Limited: The Southern Pacific Railroad and the Development of the American West, 1850-1930

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520200197
eISBN:
9780520940864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520200197.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the Mussel Slough Affair, which involved the Southern Pacific Company and the rival claimants to its lands. It studies the “Octopus” Myth, a fictional account of the Battle of ... More


Greening Egypt’s Desert

David Sims and Timothy Mitchell

in Egypt's Desert Dreams: Development or Disaster?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166686
eISBN:
9781617976544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166686.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter looks in detail at attempts to extend agriculture into the desert, with a focus on the need for irrigation water, the technical difficulties in desert land reclamation, and the problem ... More


An Anglican British world: The Church of England and the expansion of the settler empire, c. 1790-1860

Joseph Hardwick

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719087226
eISBN:
9781781707845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087226.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

When members of that oft-maligned institution, the Anglican Church – the 'Tory Party at prayer' – encountered the far-flung settler empire, they found it a strange and intimidating place. ... More


Pioneer Mothers for the New Millennium

Cynthia Culver Prescott

in Excavating Memory: Sites of Remembering and Forgetting

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061603
eISBN:
9780813051222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061603.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

During the 1920s and 1930s, communities across the United States erected heroic statues commemorating the arrival of white “civilization.” These statues celebrate “pioneer mothers” through a ... More


The Fruits of Labor: Boosterist Visions of Republican Renewal and Semi-Tropical Agriculture

Henry Knight

in Tropic of Hopes: California, Florida, and the Selling of American Paradise, 1869-1929

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044811
eISBN:
9780813046396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044811.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter analyzes the promotion of semi-tropical agriculture as the basis for new, healthy republican communities in California and Florida. Railroad agents, land owners, and agricultural writers ... More


. Histories of Exile and Home: Strategic Hybridity

Raylene Ramsay

in The Literatures of the French Pacific: Reconfiguring Hybridity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380376
eISBN:
9781781387221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380376.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Strategic histories of exile and of home are being constructed across all New Caledonian cultures. The figuration of exile as the violence of the denial of a history (and land) to Kanak peoples ... More


Land and Labour in the Colonies

James Heartfield

in The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 1838–1956: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190491673
eISBN:
9780190662981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491673.003.0020
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Under the new Secretary John Harris, the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society was increasingly caught up in the troubled questions of land distribution and labor in the colonies. Since it had ... More


History and Society

Christine Cheng

in Extralegal Groups in Post-Conflict Liberia: How Trade Makes the State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199673346
eISBN:
9780191755910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199673346.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Beginning with the troubled relationship between the freed slaves from America (Americo-Liberian Settlers), this chapter traces how a history of discrimination and ingrained social inequality ... More


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