To Try Her Fortune in London: Australian Women, Colonialism, and Modernity (Paperback)
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To Try Her Fortune in London: Australian Women, Colonialism, and Modernity (Paperback)

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Paperback 308 Pages / Published: 13/09/2001
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This book is the first study to consider white colonials as part of the colonial presence at the heart of the empire. Between 1870 and 1940 tens of thousands of Australian women were drawn to London, their imperial metropolis and the center of the publishing, art, theatrical, and educational worlds. Even more Australian women than men made the pilgrimage "home," seeking opportunities and possibilities beyond those available to them in Australian colonies or dominion. Through this lens, Woolacott explores hitherto unexamined connections between whitenss, colonial status, gender and modernity.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780195147193
Number of pages: 308
Weight: 424 g
Dimensions: 227 x 152 x 20 mm


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Woollacott's comprehensive study provides rich evidence that a newfound freedom and mobility allowed ambitious Australian women to have an influence in London disproportionate to their number, and this work will prove an influential contribution to our understanding of London, imperialism and the Australian abroad. * Urban History *
This book is an important contribution to a growing literature on the international dimensions of the Australian women's movement, as well as the recent interest in relationships within the British Empire/Commonwealth. * American Historical Review *

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