This book discusses the way in which those born into the British empire were persuaded to accept it, often with enthusiasm. The study compares the perceptions of people at ‘home’, in the dominions and in the colonies. Across the diversity of imperial territories it explores themes such as the diverse nature of political socialisation, the various agents and agencies of persuasion, reaction to the ‘experience of dominance’ by dominant and dominated, the paradoxical impact of the missionary and the subversive role of some women. It also considers the significant issues of colonial adaptation, resistance and rejection, and the post-imperial consequences of imperialism.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Making Imperial Mentalities J A Mangan 1 Slavery, social death and imperialism: the formation of a Christian black élite in the West Indies, 1800-1845 Patricia Rooke 2 Sisters Under the Skin: Imperialism and the Emancipation of Women in Malaya, c1891 – 1941 Janice N Brownfoot 3 Drill and Dance As Symbols of Imperialism Anne Bloomfield 4 ‘Mothers for the Empire’? The Girl Guides Association in Britain, 1909-1939 Allen Warren 5 Victorians, Socialisation and Imperialism: Consequences for Post-Imperial India T V Sathyamurthy 6 Christian Imperialists of the Raj: left, right and centre Gerald Studdert Kennedy 7 White Supremacy and the Rhetoric of Educational Indoctrination: A Canadian case-study Timothy J Stanley 8 ‘A Part of Pakeha society’: Europeanising the Maori child J M Barrington and T H Beaglehole 9 Processes of Colonial Control: the Bermuda school question, 1926-1954 Robert Nicholas Bérard 10 Examinations and Empire: the Cambridge Certificate in the colonies, 1857 – 1957 A J Stockwell. Index.