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Equal subjects, unequal rights

By Julie Evans, Patricia Grimshaw, David Philips and Shurlee Swain

Equal subjects, unequal rights

Book Information

  • Format: eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-8477-9538-0
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £57.00 (incl. VAT)
  • Published Date: July 2013
  • BIC Category: HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century, HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain, Humanities / British & Irish history, Humanities / Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, History & Archaeology, European history, c 1500 onwards to present day
  • Series: Studies in Imperialism

Description

This comparative study focuses on the ways in which the British settler colonies of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa treated indigenous peoples in relation to political rights, encompassing the imperial policies of the 1830s and the national political settlements in place by 1910.

Contents

Claiming a second empire: imperial expansion and its critics. Establishing settler dominance: Canada - "If they treat the Indians humanely, all will be well"; Australasia - one or two "honorable cannibals" in the house?; South Africa - "The Hottentot at the hustings, or the Hottentot in the wilds with his gun on his shoulder". Entrenching settler control: Canada - "A vote the same as any other person"; Australasia - "Australia for the white man"; South Africa - saving the white voters from being "utterly swamped".

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