Lester, Alan and Lambert, David (2006) Missionary politics and the captive audience: William Shrewsbury in the Caribbean and the Cape Colony. In: Lambert, David and Lester, Alan (eds.) Colonial Lives Across the British Empire: Imperial Careering in the Long Nineteenth Century. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 88-112. ISBN 9780521847704Full text not available from this repository.
This volume uses a series of portraits of 'imperial lives' in order to rethink the history of the British Empire in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It tells the stories of men and women who dwelt for extended periods in one colonial space before moving on to dwell in others, developing 'imperial careers'. These men and women consist of four colonial governors, two governors' wives, two missionaries, a nurse/entrepreneur, a poet/civil servant and a mercenary. Leading scholars of colonialism guide the reader through the ways that these individuals made the British Empire, and the ways that the empire made them. Their life histories constituted meaningful connections across the empire that facilitated the continual reformulation of imperial discourses, practices and cultures. Together, their stories help us to re-imagine the geographies of the British Empire and to destabilize the categories of metropole and colony.
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|Schools and Departments:||School of Global Studies > Geography|
|Depositing User:||Alan Lester|
|Date Deposited:||06 Feb 2012 15:23|
|Last Modified:||13 Apr 2012 11:17|