9780312293352

Politics and Empire in Victorian Britain A Reader

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    9780312293352

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    0312293356

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-10-19
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

Politics and Empire in Victorian Britain: A Reader is the first source book to track the role the British Empire played in domestic politics, social attitudes and intellectual and cultural life. Unlike most other books on this subject, the reader also highlights women's contributions to both domestic and imperial questions, and takes account of colonial men's and women's activities as well. The reader introduces the intersections of "home" and "empire" so that the effects of imperialism on Victorian politics and society can be fully appreciated.

Author Biography

Antoinette Burton is Professor of History at the University of Illinois. She is the author of Burdens of History (1994) and At the Heart of the Empire (1998). She is currently at work on a book about Indian women writers and historical imagination.

Table of Contents

Timetable of Select Events ix
Preface xi
Permissions xiii
Part I Shaping the Imperial Body Politic, 1829-1857
Emancipation, Representation, and Empire
``Speech at the Bar'' (1829) and On a Bill for the Removal of Jewish Disabilities (1830)
3(4)
Daniel O'Connell
``Parliamentary Reform'' (1831)
7(4)
Thomas Babington Macaulay
A Letter from Sydney (1833)
11(4)
Edward Gibbon Wakefield
Convict Experiences (1837-38): The Chain Gang, Penal Settlements, Transporation as Slavery
15(3)
Minute on Education in India (1835)
18(3)
Thomas Babington Macaulay
from English Poor Law History, v. 1 (1929)
21(4)
Sidney
Beattrice Webb
from Poor Laws and Paupers Illustrated (1833)
25(3)
Harriet Martineau
``Letters on the Condition of the People of Ireland'' (1847)
28(3)
T. C. Foster
``The Sugar Question'' (1847)
31(3)
W. A. Archibald
Anonymous, ``The Ministry and the New Parliament'' (1848)
34(5)
Cultures of Service, Anti-Slavery, and Reform
``The Horrors of Slavery'' (1824)
39(6)
Robert Wedderburn
from The History of Mary Prince (1831)
45(10)
Mary Prince
``Chartism: A New Organization of the People'' (1840)
55(3)
William Lovett
John Collins
Children's Employment Commission: Appendix to the First Report of Commissioners-Mines (1842)
58(4)
Speech at Mullinger (1843)
62(1)
Daniel O'Connell
Letter to the American Women's Rights Convention (1851)
63(2)
Harriet Martineau
from The Book of Household Management (1861)
65(3)
Isabella Beeton
Richard Twopenny on Servants in Australia (1883)
68(3)
Imperial Britons at Midcentury
from The Chinese War (1844)
71(3)
Lieutenant John Ouchterlony
London Times, ``Chinese Emigration'' (1866)
74(1)
Robert Thomson on the Chinese in Australia (1888)
75(2)
``Emigration and Transportation Relatively Considered'' (1847)
77(4)
Caroline Chisholm
``Shall We Retain our Colonies?'' (1851)
81(4)
William Greg
1851: or, The Adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Cursty Sandboys (1851)
85(4)
Henry Mayhew
Harriet Martineau on Florence Nightingale (1910)
89(3)
from the Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands (1858)
92(6)
Mary Seacole
from Russia and the Eastern Question (1854)
98(4)
Richard Cobden
Karl Marx on the events of 1857
102(5)
Part II Liberalizing Imperial Democracy: Midcentury and After
Imagining an Imperial Polity
Report on Canada (1839)
107(3)
Lord Durham
``Occasional Discourse on the Negro Question'' (1849)
110(5)
Thomas Carlyle
``The Negro Question'' (1850)
115(4)
John Stuart Mill
Third Reading of the Reform Bill (1867)
119(2)
Benjamin Disraeli
``The Canadian Confederation'' (1867)
121(4)
Auberon Herbert
Proclamation of an Irish Republic (1867)
125(1)
East India Contagious Diseases Acts (1868)
126(5)
``Conservative and Liberal Principles'' (1872)
131(4)
Benjamin Disraeli
``England's Mission'' (1878)
135(4)
William Gladstone
Women, Politics, and Empire
``The Ladies' Petition [to the Commons for the Right to Vote]'' (1867)
139(4)
Helen Taylor
Annual Address to the Ladies National Association (1871)
143(4)
Josephine Butler
Letter to the Marquis of Salisbury (1876)
147(3)
Mary Carpenter
``The Redistribution of Political Power'' (1885)
150(3)
Annie Besant
from The High-Caste Hindu Woman (1888)
153(3)
Pandita Ramabai
``The Women's Suffrage Bill'' (1889)
156(4)
Millicent Garrett Fawcett
from Travels in West Africa (1897)
160(4)
Mary Kingsley
from The Queen's Daughters in India (1899)
164(5)
Elizabeth Andrew
Katharine Bushnell
Varieties of National and Imperial Patriotism
Missionary Correspondence (1841-42)
169(9)
David Livingston
from Our Medical Liberties (1854)
178(1)
John Gibbs
Parliamentary speech (1874)
179(5)
Isaac Butt
Speech at Wicklow (1885)
184(1)
Charles Stewart Parnell
``A Cry from the Indian Mahommedans'' (1882)
185(4)
Syed Ameer Ali
The Indian National Congress: Resolutions (1885)
189(1)
Speech at the second Indian National Congress, Calcutta (1886)
190(4)
Dadhabai Naoroji
A Bengal Magistrate, ``The Home Rule Movement in India and Ireland'' (1890)
194(6)
A. E., ``Nationality and Imperialism'' (ca. 1900)
200(3)
``Women's Role in Sustaining Gaelic Culture'' (1901)
203(1)
Mary Butler
``Principles of British Policy in Egypt'' (1882)
204(4)
Sir Richard Temple
``Egypt'' (1882)
208(2)
Annie Besant
``Gordon's Death: What is the Truth?'' (1890)
210(7)
C. R. Haines
Part III At Home with Imperial Culture: Toward the Twentieth Century
Empire's Civilizing Missions
``Religious Missions in the East'' (1881)
217(3)
Sir Richard Temple
``China, England, and Opium'' (1876)
220(3)
Edward Fry
from Days and Nights in London (1880)
223(2)
J. Ewing Ritchie
from Behind the Great Wall (1897)
225(3)
Irene H. Barnes
from London Labour and the London Poor (1861)
228(4)
Henry Mayhew
from Through the Dark Continent (1879)
232(3)
Henry Stanley
from Autobiography of an Indian Princess (1921)
235(3)
Sunity Devi
from In Darkest England and the Way Out (1890)
238(4)
General William Booth
Anon., ``...the West Indian Court,'' Saturday Review (1886)
242(3)
Observations on the Indian and Colonial Exhibition (1889)
245(4)
T. N. Mukherji
``Central Africans'' (1895)
249(4)
Joseph Salter
from Britons Through Negro Spectacles (1909)
253(4)
A. B. C. Merriman-Labor
Work, Race, and Politics: Centers and Peripheries
from The Complete Indian Housekeeper and Cook (1888)
257(2)
F. A. Steel
G. Gardnet
``The Dock Labourers' Strike'' (1889)
259(2)
E. M. Clerke
``Labour in Parliament'' (1889)
261(3)
Thomas Burt
``Trades Unionism for Women'' (1890)
264(3)
Emilia Dilke
``The Jew as Workman'' (1891)
267(3)
David F. Schloss
from The Destitute Alien (1892)
270(3)
W. A. MacArthur
London Times, ``Khama'' (1893)
273(2)
South African Speeches (1894)
275(3)
Cecil Rhodes
From The Queen's Empire: A Pictorial And Descriptive Record (1897)
278(2)
from Fabianism and the Empire (1900)
280(5)
George Bernard Shaw
The Boer War and the New Century
``The Transvaal'' (1881)
285(4)
Annie Besant
``The Boers and the Native Question'' (1900)
289(3)
A. T. Wirgman
from Mafeking Diary (1899-1900)
292(7)
Sol Plaatje
``What Kind of Sovereign is Queen Victoria?'' (1900)
299(4)
William T. Stead
from Imperialism: A Study (1902)
303(3)
J. A. Hobson
from Physical Deterioration (1904)
306(4)
A. Watt Smyth
On the Australian Constitution (1901)
310(4)
from Fugitive Anne: A Romance of the Unexplored Bush (1902)
314(4)
Rosa Campbell Praed
Vida Goldstein on her Senate Candidature (1904)
318(3)
``The Alien Immigrant'' (1903)
321(3)
Arnold White
``Canada and the New Imperialism'' (1903)
324(4)
E. Farrer
The United Irishman and Sinn Fein (1905)
328(3)
Bibliography of Primary Sources 331(4)
Select Bibliography of Secondary Sources 335(6)
Index 341

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