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British Imperialism and Australian Nationalism

British Imperialism and Australian Nationalism
Manipulation, Conflict and Compromise in the Late Nineteenth Century

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Part of Studies in Australian History

  • Author: Luke Trainor, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Date Published: January 1992
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521436045

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  • This book examines the relationship of the Australian colonies with Britain and the Empire in the late nineteenth century, and looks at the beginnings of Australian nationalism. It is the first detailed study of the formative period 1880-1900. As the debate about an Australian Republic becomes more heated, this book is a timely reexamination of the colonial character of Australia's federation and Australia's incorporation into an imperial framework.

    • Topical - Australia's relationship with Britain is being re-assessed and an Australian republic is seen as inevitable, people are interested in comparing 1890s and 1990s
    • First detailed study of formative period 1880–1900 in Australia using extensive British and Australian sources
    • Of interest to all Commonwealth scholars
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Trainor's writing is succinct and knowledgeable....It is entirely to [his] credit that his volume scans so many dark areas so clearly and judiciously." American Historical Review

    "...Trainor has provided us with a thoughtful and innovative study of the white colonial mentalite^D in the context of the gathering tensions of the late nineteenth-century world." International History Review

    "Trainor has certainly succeeded in making a strong case for the importance of imperialism in Austalia's development in the 1880s and 1890s, a wide-ranging. partially home-grown imperialism which penetrated deep into the fabric of Australian life." Canadian Journal of History

    "The comprehensiveness of the study and the soundness of its judgments make it a valuable resource." Thomas E. Tausky, Australian and New Zealand Studies in Canada

    "...sound and very informative." Times Literary Supplement

    "Trainor is to be applauded for working up perspectives that were not once part of his outlook. His assertions also warrant serious consideration." Robert Kubicek, Albion

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 1992
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521436045
    • length: 234 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.38kg
    • contains: 19 b/w illus. 4 maps 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Years 1880–6:
    1. The search for a safe federation
    2. The imperial defence ideology
    3. The Anglo-Australian system in the Pacific
    4. The empire of commerce
    5. The empire of commerce
    Part II. The Years 1887–94:
    6. Whose nation?
    7. Race: idea and practice
    8. Federalism and defence
    9. Imperial and colonial trade
    10. British loans: Australian depression
    11. London and Australia - the great strikes
    Part III. The Years 1895–1900:
    12. Sinews of war
    13. Federating in a white world
    Part IV. Perspectives:
    14. Historical writings - national and imperial
    15. Imperialism: towards a workable model

  • Author

    Luke Trainor, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

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