Representations of British Emigration, Colonisation and Settlement: Imagining Empire, 1800-1860 (Hardback)Robert Grant (author)
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Publisher: Palgrave USA
Number of pages: 235
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15 mm
Edition: 2005 ed.
A rich analysis of the visual and textual representations of colonial spaces that were paraded before the British metropolitan public by travel writers and colonial emigration promoters during the early to mid-nineteenth century. It is based on an impressively extensive reading of primary published sources about Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada and the USA.
This book serves as an example of how visual and textual analyses can be blended to reveal the grip on metropolitan imaginations that colonial landscapes and peoples could exert during the nineteenth century. As such, I would recommend it to anyone interested in the history of British colonisation.
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