To Try Her Fortune in London: Australian Women, Colonialism, and Modernity

Paperback | August 15, 2001

byAngela WoollacottAs told byOxford University Press

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Between 1870 and 1940, tens of thousands of Australian women were drawn to London, their imperial metropolis and the center of the publishing, art, musical, theatrical, and educational worlds. Even more Australian women than men made the pilgrimage "home," seeking opportunities beyond thoseavailable to them in the Australian colonies or dominion. In tracing the experiences of these women, this volume reveals hitherto unexamined connections between whiteness, colonial status, gender, and modernity.

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Between 1870 and 1940, tens of thousands of Australian women were drawn to London, their imperial metropolis and the center of the publishing, art, musical, theatrical, and educational worlds. Even more Australian women than men made the pilgrimage "home," seeking opportunities beyond thoseavailable to them in the Australian colonies o...

Angela Woollacott is at Case Western Reserve University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 5.71 × 8.58 × 0.91 inPublished:August 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195147197

ISBN - 13:9780195147193

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"There have been a number of studies of the way in which British imperial power structured colonial stereotypes but few surveys of the experiences of colonial subjects as they interacted with that imperial power at its centre. Woollacott's book bases its thesis mainly on personal accounts ofsuch experiences and weaves them into a compelling argument." - - Australian Women's Book Review