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Author Burton, Antoinette M., 1961- author.

Title An ABC of Queen Victoria's empire, or, A primer of conquest, dissent and disruption / Antoinette Burton
Published London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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Description 1 online resource (xx, 161 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover page ; Halftitle page ; Title page ; Copyright page ; Epigraph ; Dedication ; Contents; List of Images; Acknowledgments; Notes on Contributors; Introduction: From A to Z in Victorian Imperial Culture; Notes; The ABCs of Victoria's Empire; A is for the Afghan Wars; Suggestions for Further Reading; A is also for . . .; B is for Bold Fenian Men; Suggestions for Further Reading; B is also for . . .; C is for Convict Women; Suggestions for Further Reading; C is also for . . .; D is for Dagga; Suggestions for Further Reading; D is also for . . .; E is for Eyre-Jane Eyre
Suggestions for Further ReadingE is also for . . .; F is for Famine; Suggestions for Further Reading; F is also for . . .; G is for Gandhi; Suggestions for Further Reading; G is also for . . .; H is for Hosay; Suggestions for Further Reading; H is also for . . .; I is for Indenture; Suggestions for Further Reading; I is also for . . .; J is for Jihad; Selections for Further Reading; J is also for . . .; K is for K─źngitanga; Suggestions for Further Reading; K is also for . . .; L is for Lascar; Selections for Further Reading; L is also for . . .; M is for Morant Bay
Suggestions for Further ReadingM is also for . . .; N is for Native Claim-making; Selections for Further Reading; N is also for . . .; O is for Opium; Suggestions for Further Reading; O is also for . . .; P is for the Proclamation of the Irish Republic; Suggestions for Further Reading; P is also for . . .; Q is for Queensland Sugar; Suggestions for Further Reading; Q is also for . . .; R is for Riel, Louis; Suggestions for Further Reading; R is also for . . .; S is for Syphilis; Suggestions for Further Reading; S is also for . . .; T is for Tatya Tope; Suggestions for Further Reading
T is also for . . .U is for Urabi; Suggestions for Further Reading; U is also for . . .; V is for "Vande Mataram"; Suggestions for Further Reading; V is also for . . .; W is for Winston Churchill; Suggestions for Further Reading; W is also for . . .; X is for Xhosaland; Suggestions for Further Reading; X is also for . . .; Y is for Yakub Khan; Suggestions for Further Reading; Y is also for . . .; Z is for Zam-Zammah; Suggestions for Further Reading; Z is also for . . .; How to Teach this Book; Index
Summary "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
"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
Notes Print version record
Subject Imperialism -- Government policy -- Great Britain
Imperialism -- History -- 19th century
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900.
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000.
General & world history.
History.
HISTORY -- World.
HISTORY -- Modern -- 19th Century.
HISTORY -- Modern -- 20th Century.
British colonies
Historiography
Imperialism
Imperialism -- Government policy
SUBJECT Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Historiography
Great Britain -- Colonies -- History -- 19th century
Subject Great Britain
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781474230179
1474230172
9781474230186
1474230180
9781474230193
1474230199
Other Titles ABC of Queen Victoria's empire
ABC of Queen Victoria's empire
Primer of conquest, dissent and disruption