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Conrad’s Heart of Darkness
Tim Youngs

Sherry, Conrad’s Western World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1971), pp. 9–133. 2 Patrick Parrinder, ‘ Heart of Darkness: Geography as Apocalypse’, in John Stokes, ed., Fin de Siècle/Fin du Globe: Fears and Fantasies of the Late Nineteenth Century (Basingstoke

in Travellers in Africa
The Ocean group in East and Southeast Asia, c. 1945–73
Nicholas J. White

decolonisation of Liverpool Liverpool’s longer-term difficulties derived from the absence of an economic apocalypse accompanying the end of empire. Despite political upheaval and economic indigenisation throughout the developing world, Liverpool’s trading patterns remained orientated towards non-European markets into the 1970s. But this left Merseyside highly dependent upon stagnating

in The empire in one city?
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The culture of free trade versus the culture of anti-slavery in Britain and the British Caribbean, 1840–50
Philip Harling

had seen the post-sugar apocalypse, and it looked like Haiti. Thus, in line with the broader themes of this volume, it is worth stressing here that the ‘British world’ of the mid-nineteenth century was a world bound together by free trade and the production of cash crops for a global market. These were economic shibboleths, but of course they were thought to have profound cultural consequences. To

in The cultural construction of the British world
The German Templer colonies in Palestine
Matthew P. Fitzpatrick and Felicity Jensz

model included both of these aspects. Prior to the German Templers, a number of other, predominantly American, religious colonies in Palestine had failed in their own attempts to establish a presence on behalf of the global Christian community. The first American colony in Palestine dated back to 1848, and was established by Cloarinda S. Minor, who was influenced by the apocalypse-preaching Millerites. A

in Imperial expectations and realities
The restoration of the Garden of Eden
Ann Matters

. 64 Ibid . John Mackenzie makes the same conclusion concerning ancient irrigation systems in the Middle East, and more recently, those in India (‘Empire and the Ecological Apocalypse: The Historiography of the Imperial Environment’, in Tom Griffiths and Libby Robin (eds), Ecology and Empire: Environmental History of Settler Societies , Edinburgh, 1997

in Imperial expectations and realities
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Stuart Ward

–1. 9 David Cannadine, Apocalypse When? British Politicians and British “Decline” in the Twentieth Century’, in Peter Clarke and Clive Trebilcock (eds), Understanding Decline: Perceptions and Realities of British Economic Performance (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1997), pp. 261

in British culture and the end of empire
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Will Jackson

recipients of psychiatric care, however, historians have been able to write more intimately of the patient experience. For biographical accounts see Shula Marks (ed.), Not Either an Experimental Doll: The Separate Worlds of Three South African Women (London: Women’s Press, 1987 ); Robert R. Edgar and Hillary Sapire, African Apocalypse: The Story of Nontetha

in Madness and marginality
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Robert H. MacDonald

, ‘the horror! The horror!’ – Kurtz’s words – a measure of the white man’s moral degeneracy. And Heart of Darkness has itself become a story for our time, an icon of almost infinite meaning, giving us the symbol of the Hollow Men, and a model – as in Coppola’s film – for Apocalypse Now. Near the beginning of Conrad’s story, his narrator Marlowe describes his approach to the

in The language of empire
Brett L. Shadle

, ones we surely all would condemn. To white settlers, the rape of one white woman by one African man was more than vile. It was a portent of a larger evil, it was the sign of the apocalypse captured in a single act. It was that sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach, as if one’s vitality had drained away. The blank stare, the sudden deep breaths that do not seem the fill the lungs. The realization

in The souls of white folk