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An ABC of Queen Victoria's empire : or a primer of conquest, dissent and disruption / Antoinette Burton ; with contributions by Zarena Aslami, Tracey Banivanua Mar, Tony Ballantyne, Bridget Brereton, Adele Perry, T. J. Tallie and Irina Spector-Marks.

Author/creator Burton, Antoinette M., 1961- author.
Other author/creatorAslami, Zarena, contributor.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.
Copyright Notice ©2017
Descriptionxx, 161 pages ; 23 cm
Portion of title Primer of conquest, dissent and disruption
Contents Machine generated contents note: -- 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.
Abstract "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."-- Provided by publisher.
Abstract "An alphabet of the darker side of Queen Victoria's reign, covering key events, concepts, places and people that shaped the British empire over the long 19th century"-- Provided by publisher.
LCCN 2016025095
ISBN9781474230155 hardcover
ISBN1474230156 hardcover
ISBN9781474230162 paperback
ISBN1474230164 paperback

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