Empire and mobility in the long nineteenth century

Empire and mobility in the long nineteenth century

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Mobility was central to imperialism, from the human movements entailed in exploration, travel and migration to the information, communications and commodity flows vital to trade, science, governance and military power. While historians have written on exploration, commerce, imperial transport and communications networks, and the movements of slaves, soldiers and scientists, few have reflected upon the social, cultural, economic and political significance of mobile practices, subjects and infrastructures that underpin imperial networks, or examined the qualities of movement valued by imperial powers and agents at different times. This collection explores the intersection of debates on imperial relations, colonialism and empire with emerging work on mobility. In doing this, it traces how the movements of people, representations and commodities helped to constitute the British empire from the late-eighteenth century through to the Second World War.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781526126405
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 06/08/2020
Series: Studies in Imperialism
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 248
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

David Lambert is Professor of History at the University of Warwick Peter Merriman is Professor of Geography at Aberystwyth University

Table of Contents

1 Empire and mobility: an introduction David Lambert and Peter Merriman 2 Military print culture, knowledge and terrain: knowledge mobility and eighteenth-century military colonialism Huw J. Davies 3 A contested vision of empire: anonymity, authority, and mobility in the reception of William Macintosh’s Travels in Europe, Asia, and Africa (1782) Innes M. Keighren 4 The art of travel in the name of science: mobility and erasure in the art of Flinders’s Australian voyage, 1801–3 Sarah Thomas 5 ‘On their own element’: nineteenth-century seamen’s missions and merchant seamen’s mobility Justine Atkinson 6 ‘Easy chair geography’: the fabrication of an immobile culture of nineteenth-century exploration Natalie Cox 7 Consorting with ‘others’: vagrancy laws and unauthorised mobility across colonial borders in New Zealand from 1877 to 1900 Catharine Coleborne 8 Trekking around Upper Burma: Charlotte Wheeler-Cuffe’s exploration of the frontier districts, 1903 Nuala C. Johnson 9 Reading the skies, writing mobility: on the road with a colonial meteorologist Martin Mahony 10 Grounded: the limits of British imperial aeromobility Liz Millward 11 Afterword: westward the course of empire takes its way Tim Cresswell Index

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