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Carol Polsgrove

‘created anything but a good impression’ in Britain. In case Padmore had just not understood him, James tried at considerable length to explain what he was trying to do in that book: to present Melville’s classic novel Moby-Dick as a parable for the totalitarianism produced by American faith in capitalism – the hysterical anti-communism had swept across the United States on the wings of official

in Ending British rule in Africa
Anandi Ramamurthy

public and illustrate the sense of identity which a body of consumers must have had with the product. These writers must have belonged to the growing group of lower-middle-class consumers who identified with the spirit of capitalism. The working classes would certainly not have had the time to indulge in such activities and the bourgeoisie would almost definitely not have bothered with such trivialities. The themes of

in Imperial persuaders
Imperial and colonial histories
Emma Robertson

establishment of the Nigerian cocoa industry has been interpreted as either a consequence of western capitalism, supported by structures of colonialism, or as the result of indigenous enterprise. Accounts which stress the hard work and innovation of indigenous entrepreneurs are particularly convincing, if highly gendered. 62 However, as Gordon Stewart concludes in his study of jute and empire, it is important to study the

in Chocolate, women and empire
British imperial geology in the nineteenth century
Robert A. Stafford

interests of both landed property and imperialsim. Economic historians have recently made the case that ‘gentlemanly capitalism’ – an alliance between upper and middle-class social and economic interests – constituted the principal motor of British overseas expansion in the modern era. 12 Science exemplifies this fusion of effort to achieve shared class goals articulated in the context of national interest

in Imperialism and the natural world
Digesting Africa
Tim Youngs

By around the beginning of the sixteenth century, table manners began to be modified, moving towards the behaviour with which we are now familiar. The threat of the knife as a weapon was removed, and the fork allowed one to avoid manual contact with food. 3 The cultural value of these changes was given the support of technological capitalism in the second half of the nineteenth century at the

in Travellers in Africa
John M. Mackenzie

Gladstone to Ibsen, the Salvation Army to the Eight Hours agitation. Thus a satire of home politics, theatrical developments, and capitalist investments is combined with spectacle, cultural conflicts over social customs, and ludicrous exotic rulers. In Cheer, Boys , Cheer of 1895 satire on capitalism is developed in its most eminently satirisable milieu, southern Africa. The play puts together the topical

in Propaganda and Empire
The contexts
Andrekos Varnava

. He influenced Lenin’s thesis that imperialism was the logical growth of capitalism, but Lenin emphasised finance capital. 47 Nearly a century after the ‘new imperialism’, Eric Hobsbawm agreed that the ‘convincing’ motive for expansion was the search for markets. 48 Non-Marxist historians destroyed these models by showing that investors and financiers did not influence policy to the extent

in British Imperialism in Cyprus, 1878–1915
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Mrinalini Sinha

of capitalism and the birth of the ‘modern’ 39 Despite the trappings of older forms, therefore, modem European imperialism and its attendant ‘Orientalist’ enterprise were never simply a throwback to the imperialisms of ancient civilisations; they were more integrally connected to the social transformations of their time. The relation between imperial centres and the imperialised peripheries

in Colonial masculinity
Towards a non-recuperative history
Jane Haggis

capitalism and a secular individualism, conceived of as a cultural and psychological as well as an economic and social configuration. It is this secular history which provides the prism within which I am able to make sense, for myself, of the missionary literature and through which I discern an alternative story based not on duty, selflessness and service to God but independence, individual

in Gender and imperialism
A white minority in the national community
Ben Silverstein

conducive to the labour extraction of a developing industrial capitalism. 44 Such a split subjectivity, whereby Indigenous people would become able to sell their labour power only by ceasing to be, in some sense, Indigenous, suggests Cook's inability to come to terms with the ‘working native’. A double alienation, from Aboriginal society, and from one's labour power, structured his eliminationist politics of the Aboriginal population. But this introduction of money, as well as the concomitant rearticulation of time and timeliness and caring for the self through

in Governing natives