An Abc Of Queen Victoria's Empire: Or a Primer of Conquest, Dissent and Disruption by Antoinette BurtonAn Abc Of Queen Victoria's Empire: Or a Primer of Conquest, Dissent and Disruption by Antoinette Burton

An Abc Of Queen Victoria's Empire: Or a Primer of Conquest, Dissent and Disruption

byAntoinette Burton

Hardcover | January 12, 2017

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An ABC of Queen Victoria's Empire offers a provocative rewriting of Mrs. Ernest Ames' ABCs for Baby Patriots (1899). Whimsically illustrated for the nursery or primary school child, Ames' book demonstrates how deeply imperialism reached into popular culture during Victoria's reign. This book presents a rather darker view of Victoria's empire, beginning with the wars in Afghanistan and ending with Zam-Zammeh, the large-bore cannon that Kipling's hero sat astride at the opening of his 1901 novel, Kim. It signposts some of the key events, concepts, places and people that shaped the turbulent ground of empire across the long 19th century, providing a serious counterweight to the notion of imperial conquest as child's play. With each letter accompanied by a crisp yet historically nuanced account of its subject, this unique account is the perfect primer for students taking courses on global, imperial and British history.
Antoinette Burton is Professor of History at the University of Illinois, USA. She has written widely on modern Britain and empire. Her most recent publications include A Primer for Teaching World History (2012) and Brown Over Black: Race and the Politics of Postcolonial Citation (2012).
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Title:An Abc Of Queen Victoria's Empire: Or a Primer of Conquest, Dissent and DisruptionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:184 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.98 inPublished:January 12, 2017Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1474230156

ISBN - 13:9781474230155

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Table of Contents

Afghan Wars Bold Fenian Men Convict women Dagga Eyre, Jane Famine Gandhi, Mohandas K. Hosay Indenture Jihad Kingitanga Lascar Morant Bay Native Claim-making Opium Proclamation of the Irish Republic Queensland sugar Red River Resistance Syphilis Tatya Tope Urabi Vande Mataram Winston Churchill Xhosaland Yakub Khan Zam-Zammah

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The book is undoubtedly a triumph. Professor Burton's record as a prolific author on many aspects of the British Empire and on how best to teach it makes her an extremely appropriate person to have produced this book, and if it serves its purpose in attracting ever more people to the study of the British Empire, and in allowing for a more nuanced understanding of it, then she and her fellow contributors will have performed a valuable service.