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The curious case of the chabutra-wallahs: Britons and Irish imperial culture in nineteenth-century India

Barry Crosbie

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/9780719097898.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines the role of Irish soldiers in British India during the long nineteenth century. Rather than focusing on familiar representations of the Irish soldier abroad, this chapter links ... More


Building new Jerusalems: global Britishness and settler cultures in South Africa and New Zealand

Charles V. Reed

in Royal tourists, colonial subjects and the making of a British world, 1860-1911

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719097010
eISBN:
9781526109699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097010.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Chapter three examines how colonial settlers imagined their relationships with a British ‘homeland’ and a larger British world. By examining the robust English-language print cultures in South Africa ... More


Introduction: the Customs, China and the empire world

Catherine Ladds

in Empire careers: Working for the Chinese Customs Service, 1854–1949

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719085482
eISBN:
9781781704974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085482.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter presents an overview of the history of the Chinese Customs Service and its relationship to foreign and Chinese power. Drawing on existing literature on the Customs Service and on the ... More


The empire comes home: colonial subjects and the appeal for imperial justice

Charles V. Reed

in Royal tourists, colonial subjects and the making of a British world, 1860-1911

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719097010
eISBN:
9781526109699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097010.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Chapter five examines a different kind of ‘royal tour’, the pilgrimage of colonial subjects ‘home’ to Great Britain in order to petition the queen/king for justice. Culturally imbued with the notion ... More


The Importance of Being British: Networks and the Politics of Imperial Trade, c.1880–1914

David Thackeray

in Forging a British World of Trade: Culture, Ethnicity, and Market in the Empire-Commonwealth, 1880-1975

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198816713
eISBN:
9780191858345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816713.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

From the 1880s onwards the Colonial Conferences and empire chamber of commerce movements promoted ‘British World’ trade connections and schemes for imperial preference in particular. Much of the ... More


The Turn Inward: Rethinking the Colonial

Barbara Arneil

in Domestic Colonies: The Turn Inward to Colony

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198803423
eISBN:
9780191841606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803423.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

The concluding chapter shows how domestic colonies deepen and complicate our understanding of colonization and colonialism. The analysis in the preceding chapters provides three new theoretical ... More


Indian Arrivals 1870–1915: Networks of British Empire

Elleke Boehmer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198744184
eISBN:
9780191804076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744184.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book explores the rich and complicated landscape of intercultural contact between Indians and Britons on British soil at the height of empire, as reflected in a range of literary writing, ... More


The government medical service and British missions in colonial Malawi, c. 1891–1940: crucial collaboration, hidden conflicts

Markku Hokkanen

in Beyond the State: The colonial medical service in British Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089671
eISBN:
9781526104366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089671.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter deals with relations between the colonial medical service and major British missions in early colonial Malawi (c. 1891–1940). It focuses on the networks that connected missions with the ... More


Parliament, Time, and the Transnational Parliamentary Modernity of the British World

Ryan A. Vieira

in Time and Politics: Parliament and the Culture of Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Britain and the British World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198737544
eISBN:
9780191800962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737544.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter situates the emergence of a modern understanding of parliament within the context of, what historians call, the British World. It argues that a desire amongst British colonists to adopt ... More


Selling Washing Machines in Düsseldorf: The Disintegration of the British World of Trade, c.1961–1975

David Thackeray

in Forging a British World of Trade: Culture, Ethnicity, and Market in the Empire-Commonwealth, 1880-1975

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198816713
eISBN:
9780191858345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816713.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

There was a rapid decline in British World trade networks in the decade between 1961, when Macmillan’s government announced the UK’s first attempt to join the EEC, and the confirmation of its entry ... More


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