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Nellie’s dance
Chloe Campbell

uneasily merged to form a science that could defend the racial system upon which the Kenyan colonial state rested. It reveals how eugenics was intellectual ballast for the ideology of British imperialism. Notes 1 Grant to Elspeth Huxley, 12 July 1933, RH, MSS.Afr.s.2154

in Race and empire
George Orwell

-century imperialist outlook and the modern gangster outlook are two different things. Kipling belongs very definitely to the period 1885–1902. The Great War and its after­ math embittered him, but he shows little sign of having learned anything from any event later than the Boer War. He was the prophet of British imperialism in its expansionist phase (even more than his poems, his solitary novel, The Light That Failed, gives you the atmosphere of that time) and also the unofficial historian of the British army, the old mercenary army which began to change its shape in 1914. All his

in In Time’s eye
Exploring long-distance loyalist networks in the 1880s
William Jenkins

-imperial discourse of ‘British liberties’ to structure rationales for why British imperialism had been a force for good in the world. They also found their place in the Orange wings of the Conservative parties active in both locations. What had conferred ‘civic and religious freedoms’ under ‘the British flag’ in one place would faithfully do the same in another. Networks thus did more than simply connect places – they structured localized under- - Sept. 23 Peterborough St. Catharines Catherines - Sept. Sept. 15 15 - Oct. 1, 2 - Sept. 28 Belleville Kingston - Sept. 27 La w

in Migrations
Andrew Hassam

success of the narrative of progress that underpinned the Crystal Palace was built on the necessary construction of a racial hierarchy, at the bottom of which were those primitive and savage Aborigines whom Australians saw exhibited. Metropolitan tropical forests With the sweeping away of savagery came the creation of new imperial spaces. The ‘penetration’ and opening up of the tropical forest was one of the major projects of British imperialism, both literally, in terms of economic exploitation, and

in Imperial cities
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African objects, West African trade and a Liverpool museum
Zachary Kingdon and Dmitri van den Bersselaar

Museums Liverpool (NML) to shed light on this uneasy relationship between museums and the history of British imperialism. NML’s ethnology collections are displayed in the ‘World Cultures’ gallery of the World Museum Liverpool, which opened in 2005. The World Museum is the latest rebranding of a Liverpool institution first established in 1853, which has been collecting ethnographic objects alongside

in The empire in one city?
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The 1940s
Neville Kirk

Britain. Interwar Australian criticisms of the coercive aspects of British imperialism increasingly faded into the background. Australian labour leaders, such as Curtin and Evatt, were fully cognisant of the fact that leaders of the Labour Party in Britain were, at least in thought if not always in deed, 55 seeking to rid the British Commonwealth of its past reputation for imperialistic oppression and exploitation and render it more democratic, open and attentive to the voices and independent aspirations of its constituent

in Labour and the politics of Empire
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The return migration of the Fellowship of the Maple Leaf
Marilyn J. Barber

continuing home in England. The Fellowship of the Maple Leaf, a Church of England missionary society, relied on workers like Monica Storrs to link Britain and Canada. Founded and led in England by Anglican clergymen who returned from Canada, the Fellowship sought to rouse the British public to its Christian responsibility for empire mission and empire settlement. In the process, the Fellowship called upon return migrants to stimulate recruitment and sustain its work. Recent studies of British imperialism have emphasized the

in Emigrant homecomings
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Reading SimCity
Barry Atkins

SimCity does not attempt to use British imperialism and colonialism or Nazi militarism as its model, but however the expectations of the game are communicated, whether in its title or not, they establish limits above all else. SimCity is not just a sim in the sense of truncated simulation, but a sim in the sense of simplification, for all its statistical chap5.p65 132 13/02/03, 14:23 Managing the real: SimCity 133 complexity it is an abbreviation and reduction of the complex world about us. Some simplifications are barely noticeable – the absence of weather

in More than a game
Laura Chrisman

share equally complicated relations with materialist theory: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and Fredric Jameson. Spivak, a selfdesignated ‘Marxist-feminist-deconstructionist’, is highly regarded as one of the key practitioners of post-colonial theory; Jameson is one of the leading left theorists of culture in the USA. These three thinkers have each produced an impressively large and wide-ranging opus of critical thought. My concern here, however, is exclusively with their respective analyses of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century British imperialism.4 I want to

in Postcolonial contraventions
The First World War and the expansion of the Canadian Red Cross Society’s humanitarian vision
Sarah Glassford

humanitarian cause, its wartime work fuelled in significant part by British imperialism and an emerging sense of Canadian nationalism. War-related national and transnational currents subsequently contributed to the CRCS leaders’ 1918 decision to take up the cause of peacetime public health in Canada, and the ways they articulated and justified that mission-drift. The interwar integration of the peacetime Red Cross into Canadian civil society marked a turning point in its history, a period that also saw shifts in its relationship with the British Red Cross and its place

in The Red Cross Movement