The indigenous redemption of liberal universalism
in Colonial exchanges
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Christianity has affinity with liberal universalism to the extent that it warrants faith that all humans are capable of improvement, regardless of their 'race'. Certain colonised intellectuals developed forms of liberal universalism that enabled critical commentary on prolonged tutelage. To illustrate the anti-colonial resourcefulness of the liberalisms of the colonised, this chapter quotes from the writings of five indigenous intellectuals: Peter Jones, Charles Eastman, Zitkala-Ša, Apirana Ngata and William Cooper. For Cooper, the Empire was a realm of universality, not in the sense that it embraced all of humanity but in the sense that it was not racially exclusive: every native people would have its chance, if British ideals were realized. Karuna Mantena has argued persuasively that John Stuart Mill's liberalism was unstable in a way characteristic of 'the structure of imperial ideology'.

Colonial exchanges

Political theory and the agency of the colonized



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