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The Anointed, the Appointed, and the Elected: Governance of the British Empire, 1689–1784

Ian K. Steele

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume II: The Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205630
eISBN:
9780191676710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205630.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Whether through benign Whiggery or the tyranny of entrenched élites, the governance of the disparate kingdoms, companies, and colonies of the British Empire was not seriously challenged during the ... More


Colonial Reason, Sensibility, and the Ethnographic Style

Saida Hodžić

in The Twilight of Cutting: African Activism and Life after NGOs

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291980
eISBN:
9780520965577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291980.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 1, Colonial Reason, Sensibility, and the Ethnographic Style analyzes the colonial history of efforts to regulate and criminalize cutting in northern Ghana in order to examine the durable ... More


British North America in the Empire: An Overview

Stephen Foster and Evan Haefeli

in British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199206124
eISBN:
9780191746635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206124.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This is the synoptic chapter. Despite frequent cross-referencing to the chapters that follow, it is not a summary of the volume and, if anything, attempts to fill in the gaps of coverage as it places ... More


Empire, State, Nation

John Hirst

in Australia’s Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199563739
eISBN:
9780191701894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563739.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the central issue of governance and the formation of the Australian State. It argues that 19th-century liberalism and the mythological version of British history provided the ... More


Introduction

Mary Dewhurst Lewis

in Divided Rule: Sovereignty and Empire in French Tunisia, 1881-1938

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520279155
eISBN:
9780520957145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279155.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

France’s invasion in 1881 did not lead to absolute French authority over Tunisia, but to “divided rule”—wherein sovereignty was split not only between France and the Husaynid dynasty of beys, as one ... More


London and Jamestown

Andrew Pearson

in Distant freedom: "St Helena and the abolition of the slave trade, 1840-1872"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781781382837
eISBN:
9781781383957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382837.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Chapter 2 moves between Britain and the South Atlantic. It investigates the articulations between the Metropolitangovernment and St Helena, and in so doing addresses the balance between text and ... More


Territory and the Definition of Being Sikh

Anne Murphy

in The Materiality of the Past: History and Representation in the Sikh Tradition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199916276
eISBN:
9780199980253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916276.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

The Gurdwara Reform Act changed the way that colonial governance interacted with always-evolving definitions of being Sikh. The definition of being Sikh was connected in the Act to the designation of ... More


Musical Life in Guyana: History and Politics of Controlling Creativity

Vibert C. "Cambridge

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628460117
eISBN:
9781626746480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460117.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book is the first in-depth study of Guyanese musical life. It is also a detailed description of the social, economic, and political conditions that have encouraged and sometimes discouraged ... More


The Nation's Crucible: The Louisiana Purchase and the Creation of America

Peter Kastor

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300101195
eISBN:
9780300128246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101195.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book explores the circumstances in which the United States acquired Louisiana in 1803, and investigates the period from 1803 to 1808, when the Louisiana Purchase unleashed numerous, often ... More


Islanded: Britain, Sri Lanka, and the Bounds of an Indian Ocean Colony

Sujit Sivasundaram

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226038223
eISBN:
9780226038360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226038360.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

How did the British come to conquer South Asia in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries? Answers to this question usually start in northern India, neglecting the dramatic events that ... More


Democracy as Death: The Moral Order of Anti-Liberal Politics in South Africa

Jason Hickel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520284227
eISBN:
9780520959866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284227.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book explores how the values that underpin Western liberal democracy are contested and resisted in contemporary South Africa. During the 1980s, migrant workers from rural Zululand attempted to ... More


Film Censorship and the Regulatory Context of Postwar Hong Kong

Jing Jing Chang

in Screening Communities: Negotiating Narratives of Empire, Nation, and the Cold War in Hong Kong Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9789888455768
eISBN:
9789888455621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455768.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 1 maps out the contours of the Cold War regulatory context in Hong Kong and examines how Hong Kong’s censorship machinery “screened” the colonial government’s responses to the Cold War within ... More


America

Peter J. Kastor

in The Nation's Crucible: The Louisiana Purchase and the Creation of America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300101195
eISBN:
9780300128246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101195.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter briefly introduces the history of Louisiana, considers general conditions on both sides of the Atlantic before 1803, and also discusses Pierre Clément Laussat, who reached North America ... More


Epilogue

Danna Agmon

in A Colonial Affair: Commerce, Conversion, and Scandal in French India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709937
eISBN:
9781501713071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709937.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The book’s epilogue reflects on how Nayiniyappa’s role in the imperial project in Pondichéry and the conflict surrounding his arrest shaped his life and in turn shaped the politics of the colony and ... More


Margin and Center in Sudan: On the Historicity of State Weakness

Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf

in Fragile Politics: Weak States in the Greater Middle East

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190246211
eISBN:
9780190638511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190246211.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Sudan is usually classified as a “failing” or “weak” state in the international arena due to its incoherent and dysfunctional political system and economic constraints. This chapter attempts to ... More


Divided Rule: Sovereignty and Empire in French Tunisia, 1881-1938

Mary Dewhurst Lewis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520279155
eISBN:
9780520957145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279155.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

When France captured Tunisia by force in 1881, it appeared to have wrested control of this semi-autonomous Ottoman province away from Italy and Great Britain, the other European countries vying for ... More


Cutcherry Scribes

Bhavani Raman

in Document Raj: Writing and Scribes in Early Colonial South India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226703275
eISBN:
9780226703299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226703299.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the cutcherry scribes and their role in society. The scribes were the first professional writers of English in southeastern India. This chapter focuses on the corruption and ... More


‘Abbas Hilmi II and the Anatomy of a Siwan Murder

Matthew H. Ellis

in Desert Borderland: The Making of Modern Egypt and Libya

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503605008
eISBN:
9781503605572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503605008.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter advances the book’s argument about territoriality by examining the layers of contested sovereignty in Siwa after the Khedive ‘Abbas Hilmi’s historic visit to the oasis in 1906. In part ... More


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