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Table of Contents
|'The principal cornucopia of Great Britain's wealth': the languages of commerce, liberty, security, and maritime supremacy and the celebration of empire|
|Outposts of 'loose vagrant people': the language of alterity in the evaluation of empire|
|'A fabric at once the dread and wonder of the world': the languages of imperial grandeur, liberty, commerce, humanity, and justice and the American challenge to empire|
|Arenas of 'Asiatic plunder': the languages of humanity and justice and the excesses of empire in India|
|Sites of Creolean despotism: the languages of humanity and justice and the critique of colonial slavery and the African slave trade|
|'A fruitless, bloody, wasting war': the languages of imperial grandeur. Liberty, humanity, and commerce in the American conflict|
|'This voraginous gulph of Hibernian dependence': the languages of oppression, corruption, justice, liberty, and humanity and the identification of imperial excesses in Ireland|
|A 'shadow of our former glory'?: The discussion of empire in the wake of American secession|
|Epilogue: 'against every principle of justice, humanity, and whatever is allowed to be right among mankind': standards of humanity and the evaluation of empire|
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