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1962

Natalya Vince.

in Our fighting sisters

June 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Colonialism and Imperialism. 15618 words.

This chapter considers 1962 from two perspectives. Firstly, its symbolic importance, as the end of the war, the birth of a new Algeria, and what is, in many accounts, the beginning of the...

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A ‘Hideous and Disgusting Place’

John Laband.

in Zulu Warriors

May 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Colonialism and Imperialism. 4397 words.

On September 26, 1875, Major Owen Lanyon took his post as Administrator of Griqualand West. This chapter discusses his efforts to groom Griqualand West. Lanyon pushed on with reordering...

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A ‘most miserable business’1

Mary Wills.

in The suppression of the Atlantic slave trade

September 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Colonialism and Imperialism. 9222 words.

Mary Wills assesses officers’ experiences of naval suppression, with particular attention to their emotional commitment to the cause. Examination of their personal testimonies of daily life...

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‘A common language of the spirit’: cultural awakenings and national belongings

Mary Chamberlain.

in Empire and Nation-Building in the Caribbean

August 2010; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Colonialism and Imperialism. 11752 words.

This chapter focuses on the various cultural activities in colonial Barbados and the role played by them in forging a West Indian identity. Various societies such as Dan Blackett's Social...

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“A General Principle of Democracy”

Eli Jelly-Schapiro.

in Security and Terror

May 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Colonialism and Imperialism. 12181 words.

“Terror,” like “security,” is a keyword of contemporary political and economic order. This chapter denaturalizes the term’s latter-day resonance via an examination of its longer history...

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“A Hope of Something Unusual among Cities”

Rebecca Tinio McKenna.

in American Imperial Pastoral

January 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Colonialism and Imperialism. 13974 words.

This chapter focuses on competing visions for Baguio lands. Much of Baguio had belonged to Mateo Cariño, an Ibaloi headman whose family had used areas of Baguio as pasture for cattle....

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‘A large capital and great arrangements’: P&O to 18401

Freda Harcourt.

in Flagships of Imperialism

July 2006; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Colonialism and Imperialism. 23904 words.

This chapter discusses the various factors that led to the formation of P&O. The contribution of two Irish shipowners and businessmen, Richard Bourne and Charles Wye Williams, who merged...

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‘A Shameful and Ruinous Trade’: European Slave-trafficking and the East India Company

in Slavery, Abolitionism and Empire in India, 1772-1843

February 2012; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Colonialism and Imperialism. 16717 words.

During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, chartered trading companies and private entrepreneurs in Europe purchased, owned, and trafficked Indian slaves. Aside from being connected...

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‘A soft touch’: racism and asylum-seekers from a visual culture perspective

Alex Rotas.

in Racism Postcolonialism Europe

October 2009; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Colonialism and Imperialism. 5711 words.

Refugees and asylum-seekers are often seen not in terms of their plight or their human rights, but as people who come only in search of social services. Many visual artists from refugee...

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Abdul Razak bin Hussein, Tun (1922–1976), prime minister of Malaysia

Cheah Boon Kheng.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1120 words.

Abdul Razak bin Hussein, Tun (1922–1976), prime minister of Malaysia, was born in Pulau Keladi in the state of Pahang (a Malay state then under British ‘protection’), on 11 March 1922....

Abell, Sir George Edmond Brackenbury (1904–1989), administrator in India

Roger Ellis.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 858 words.

Abell, Sir George Edmond Brackenbury (1904–1989), administrator in India, was born on 22 June 1904 in Sanderstead, Surrey, the eldest in the family of two sons and two daughters of George...

Abercromby, James (1707–1775), colonial agent and politician

Ian K. R. Archer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; UK Politics. 868 words.

Abercromby, James (1707–1775), colonial agent and politician, was baptized on 24 August 1708 at Alloa, Clackmannanshire, the third son of Alexander Abercromby (d. 1753), MP for...

Abercromby, Sir Robert (1740?–1827), army officer and administrator in India

Raymond Callahan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1225 words.

Abercromby, Sir Robert (1740?–1827), army officer and administrator in India, son of George Abercromby (1705–1800) of Tullibody and his wife, Mary, née Dundas (d. 1767), was baptized at his...

Abolition, Sentiment, and the Problem of Agency inLe système colonial dévoilé*

Doris Garraway.

in The Colonial System Unveiled

September 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Colonialism and Imperialism. 15339 words.

The translation of Vastey’s The Colonial System Unveiled is followed by four supplementary essays, written by established scholars in the field of Haitian Revolutionary Studies, that are...

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Abraham, Roy Clive (1890–1963), scholar of African languages and colonial administrator

Philip J. Jaggar.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Education. 928 words.

Abraham, Roy Clive (1890–1963), scholar of African languages and colonial administrator, was born on 16 December 1890 in Melbourne, Australia. From a Jewish background, he studied at...

Academic traffic: people, objects, information, ideas

Tamson Pietsch.

in Empire of scholars

May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Colonialism and Imperialism. 7550 words.

This chapter is concerned with the ways that the expansive connections identified in chapters 2-4 shaped the careers and ideas of academics in Britain and the settler world. Examining...

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Acheson, Archibald, second earl of Gosford (1776–1849), governor-in-chief of British North America

T. B. Browning.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1394 words.

Acheson, Archibald, second earl of Gosford (1776–1849), governor-in-chief of British North America, was born on 1 August 1776, the eldest son of Arthur Acheson, first earl of Gosford, and...

Adam, John (1779–1825), administrator in India

Katherine Prior.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 578 words.

Adam, John (1779–1825), administrator in India, was the eldest son of William Adam (1751–1839) and Eleanora Elphinstone (1749–1808), second daughter of Charles, tenth Baron Elphinstone. His...

Adam, William Patrick (1823–1881), politician and administrator in India

Sidney Lee.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; UK Politics. 623 words.

Adam, William Patrick (1823–1881), politician and administrator in India, was the elder son of Admiral Sir Charles Adam (1780–1853) of Blairadam, Kinross. His mother was Elizabeth (d....

Adams, John

William Pencak.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; State and Local Government; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 5896 words.

Adams, John (19 October 1735–04 July 1826), second president of the United States, diplomat, and political theorist, was born in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts, the son of John Adams...