Royal tourists, colonial subjects and the making of a British world, 1860-1911

Royal tourists, colonial subjects and the making of a British world, 1860-1911

by Charles Reed


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This study examines the ritual space of nineteenth-century royal tours of empire and the diverse array of historical actors who participated in them. It suggests that the varied responses to the royal tours of the nineteenth century demonstrate how a multi-centred British imperial culture was forged in the empire and was constantly made and remade, appropriated and contested. In this context, subjects of empire provincialised the British Isles, centring the colonies in their political and cultural constructions of empire, Britishness, citizenship and loyalty.

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ISBN-13: 9781526122896
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 06/01/2018
Series: Studies in Imperialism
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Charles V. Reed is Associate Professor of History at Elizabeth City State University

Table of Contents

1 British royals at home with empire
2 Naturalising British rule
3 Building new Jerusalems: global Britishness and settler cultures in South Africa and New Zealand
4 'Positively cosmopolitan': Britishness, respectability, and imperial citizenship
5 The empire comes home: colonial subjects and the appeal for imperial justice
Postscript and conclusion

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