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HIST1050 - Andrea Major

Introduction to Historical Skills, 2011/12, Semester 1
Dr Andrea Major
a.major@leeds.ac.uk
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Reviews and Roundtable discussions of Civilizing Subjects

Roundtables

Victorian Studies

 Burton, Antoinette, ‘Civilising Subjects: Metropole and Colony in the English Imagination, 1830-1867 (review)’ in Victorian studies. , Volume 45, Number 4, Summer 2003, pp. 699-707

Hulme, Peter. ‘Civilising Subjects: Metropole and Colony in the English Imagination, 1830-1867 (review)’ in Victorian studies. ,Volume 45, Number 4, Summer 2003, pp. 708-715

Hall , Catherine, ‘Reply’ in Victorian studies. - Volume 45, Number 4, Summer 2003, pp. 716-728

Small Axe

 Madhavi Kale, ‘Subject to Question: Empire and Catherine Hall's Civilising Subjects’ , in Small axe. 2003; 7(2): 127-136.

Patrick Bryan, ‘Aiding Imperialism: White Baptists in Nineteenth-Century Jamaica’, in Small axe. 2003; 7(2): 137-149.  

Rhonda Cobham, ‘Fishers of Men: Catherine Hall's Narrative and the Framing of History’, in Small axe. 2003; 7(2): 150-158.

Faith Smith, ‘How the English Became English: Catherine Hall's Civilising Subjects’, in Small axe. 2003; 7(2): 159-167.  

Catherine Hall, ‘Narratives of Empire: A Reply to Critics’ in Small axe. 2003; 7(2): 168-178.  

Journal of Victorian Culture ,

David Feldman, ‘The New Imperial History’ in Journal of Victorian culture. , Volume 9, Issue 2, 2004, pp 235 – 240.

Alan Lester, 'Geographies of Colonialism' in Journal of Victorian culture. , Volume 9, Issue 2, 2004 , pp. 240 – 244

Jean Besson ‘Periodization or Process? An Anthropological View of History’ , Journal of Victorian culture. , Volume 9, Issue 2, 2004 Pages 244 – 250

David Killingray ‘Top-down History? ’ Journal of Victorian culture. , Volume 9, Issue 2, 2004 Pages 250 – 253

Catherine Hall ‘Response ,’ Journal of Victorian culture. , Volume 9, Issue 2, 2004 Pages 253 – 258

The Journal of British Studies ,

Catherine Hall, Simon Gikandi, Thomas C. Holt and Philippa Levine 'Discussion: Civilising Subjects: Metropole and Colony in the English Imagination, 1830-1867' in The Journal of British studies., Vol. 42, No. 4 (Oct., 2003), pp. 505-529

Reviews

Howard Temperley , ‘ Review: Civilising Subjects: Metropole and Colony in the English Imagination, 1830–1867’ in English historical review. ( February 2005 ) 120 ( 485 ).

Susan Thorne, ‘ Civilising Subjects: Metropole and Colony in the English Imagination 1830-1867 (review)’ in Journal of colonialism and colonial history. - Volume 6, Number 1, Spring 2005.

Angela Woollacott, ‘ Postcolonial histories and Catherine Hall’s Civilising Subjects’ online at http://epress.anu.edu.au/cw/html/ch04.html#ftn.d0e2459

Edward Said, "Always on Top." Review of Civilising Subjects: Metropole and Colony in the English Imagination 1830-67 , by Catherine Hall. The London review of books. 25 no. 6 (2003): 3-6, http://www.lrb.co.uk/v25/n06/edward-said/always-on-top.

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SEMINARS

Seminar 5: Missionaries and Planters: How does Hall characterize the relationship between missionaries and other representatives of empire (planters, colonial authorities etc)? Does she view them as complicit in the imperial project?

Mary Turner, Slaves and missionaries : the disintegration of Jamaican slave society, 1787-1834, (The Press, University of the West Indies, 1998), esp. ch. 1. 

J. H Proctor, "Scottish missionaries and Jamaican slaveholders" Slavery and Abolition 25.1 (2004).

Christer Petley, ‘Slavery, emancipation and the creole world view of Jamaican colonists, 1800–1834’, in Slavery and Abolition, 26.1 (2005).

Julie Evans, ‘Reassessing Missionary Conflict with Colonial Authorities: Sovereignty, Authority and the Civilising Mission in Jamaica’ in Evangelists of Empire? : Missionaries in Colonial History, ed. Amanda Barry, Joanna Cruickshank, Andrew Brown-May and Patricia Grimshaw [online] Melbourne: University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre, 2008. Available at: http://www.msp.unimelb.edu.au/eoe/index.php/missions/article/viewFile/5/28

Andrew Porter, "‘Cultural imperialism’ and protestant missionary enterprise, 1780–1914" in The The journal of imperial and commonwealth history. 25.3 (1997).

Brian Stanley (1983). ‘Commerce and Christianity’: Providence Theory, The Missionary Movement, and the Imperialism Of Free Trade, 1842–1860'. The historical journal. , 26 , pp 71-94

Anna Johnson, Missionary writing and empire, 1800-1860 (Cambridge University Press, 2003), ch. 1.

Porter, Andrew. "Religion and empire: British expansion in the long nineteenth century, 1780–1914" The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 20.3 (1992).

Jeffrey Cox, Imperial fault lines : Christianity and colonial power in India, 1818-1940, (Stanford University Press, 2002), introduction.

Jeffrey Cox, 'Were Victorian Nonconformists the Worst Imperialists of All?' in Victorian Studies, Vol. 46, No. 2, (Winter, 2004), pp. 243-255

Seminar 6: Missionaries and Slaves: Why did missionaries end up being disappointed in their efforts to remake Afro-Jamaicans in their own image?

Mimi Sheller, "Quasheba, mother, queen: Black women's public leadership and political protest in post-emancipation Jamaica, 1834–65" Slavery & Abolition, 19.3 (1998).

Richard B. Sheridan, "From chattel to wage slavery in Jamaica, 1740–1860" Slavery & Abolition, 14.1 (1993)

Mary Turner, Slaves and missionaries : the disintegration of Jamaican slave society, 1787-1834, (The Press, University of the West Indies, 1998), esp. ch. 3. 

Abigail Bess Bakan, Ideology and class conflict in Jamaica : the politics of rebellion, (McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 1990)

Mimi Sheller (2005), ‘Her Majesty's Sable Subjects: Subaltern Masculinities in Post-Emancipation Jamaica’, in Diane E. Davis and Julian Go (ed.) Political Power and Social Theory ( Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2005), pp.71-99

Thomas Cleveland Holt, The problem of freedom [electronic resource] : race, labor, and politics in Jamaica and Britain, 1832-1938, (JHU Press, 1992)

Persis Charles (1992). The Name of the Father: Women, Paternity, and British Rule in Nineteenth-Century Jamaica. International Labor and Working-Class History, 41 , pp 4-22

Catherine Hall , ‘ White Visions, Black Lives: the Free Villages of Jamaica’ , History Workshop Journal, 36, 1993, pp. 100-132.

Anna Johnson, Missionary writing and empire, 1800-1860, (Cambridge University Press, 2003), ch. 2.

Christer Petley, "‘Legitimacy’ and social boundaries: free people of colour and the social order in Jamaican slave society " Social History 30.4 (2005).

Philip D. Curtin, Two Jamaicas : the role of ideas in a tropical colony, 1830-1865. , ( Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1968).

Green, William A.. "The creolization of Caribbean history: The emancipation era and a critique of dialectical analysis", in The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 14.3 (1986).

Shirley Gordon, "God is dumb until the drum speaks" Religious Life in Jamaica before Emancipation’ in Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East.. 1997; 17: 145-156

Gad Heuman, "Riots and resistance in the Caribbean at the moment of freedom" Slavery & Abolition 21.2 (2000).

Gelien Matthews, Caribbean slave revolts and the British abolitionist movement (LSU Press, 2006)

Seminar 7: The Empire at Home? How significant was the empire in the lives of the ordinary men and women of Birmingham, and through what channels did it permeate their lives?

Catherine Hall (ed), At home with the Empire : metropolitan culture and the imperial world (Cambridge University Press, 2006)

Susan Thorne, Congregational missions and the making of an imperial culture in nineteenth-century England, (Stanford University Press, 1999)

Bernard Porter, The absent-minded imperialists : empire, society and culture in Britain, (Oxford University Press, 2004)

Bernard Porter, ‘Empire and British National Identity, 1815-1914’, in R. Phillips and H. Brocklehurst (eds.), History, nationhood and the question of Britain ( 2004 ).

Bernard Porter "Empire, What Empire? " Or, Why 80% of Early- and Mid-Victorians Were Deliberately Kept in Ignorance of It’ Victorian Studies, Vol. 46, No. 2 (Winter, 2004), pp. 256-263

Andrew Thompson, The empire strikes back? : the impact of imperialism on Britain from the mid-nineteenth century, (Harlow, Pearson Longman, 2005),

Susan Thorne, ‘The Conversion of Englishmen and the Conversion of the World Inseparable; Missionary imperialism and the Language of Class in Early Industrial Britain’, in Cooper and Stoler (eds.), Tensions of Empire ( 1997 ).

A McClintock Imperial leather: Race, gender and sexuality in the colonial contest, ( Routledge; 1995)

Midgley, Clare. "Slave sugar boycotts, female activism and the domestic base of British anti-slavery culture" Slavery & Abolition : A Journal of Slave and Post-Slave Studies 17.3 (1996).

Thomas Richards, The commodity culture of Victorian England : advertising and spectacle, 1851-1914, (Stanford University Press, 1991)

Seminar 8: The Brotherhood of Man? : How and why did evangelical attitudes to other races change over the period covered by the book, and with what results?

Seymour Drescher ‘The Ending of the Slave Trade and the Evolution of European Scientific Racism’, Social Science History, Vol. 14, No. 3 (Autumn, 1990), pp. 415-450

Bernard V. Lightman, Victorian science in context, (University of Chicago Press, 1997), ch.10

Christine Bolt, Victorian attitudes to race (Oxford, 1971 ).

Stephen Jay Gould The Mismeasure of Man (Norton, 1996), ch. 2, 3, 4

Ernst, Waultraud and Harris, Bernard (eds.) (1999) Race, science, and medicine, 1700-1960, London, UK , Routledge ,

James Patterson Smith ‘The Liberals, Race, and Political Reform in the British West Indies, 1866-1874’ in Journal of Negro history., Vol. 79, No. 2 (Spring, 1994), pp. 131-146

Patrick Brantlinger Victorians and Africans: The Genealogy of the Myth of the Dark Continent’ in Critical Inquiry, Vol. 12, No. 1, (Autumn, 1985), pp. 166-203

H Temperley British antislavery, 1833-1870, ( Longman, 1972)

Patrick Brantlinger, Dark vanishings : discourse on the extinction of primitive races, 1800-1930, (Cornell University Press, 2003)

Seminar 9: Morant Bay: How significant was the Indian Uprising of 1857 and the Morant Bay rebellion in catalyzing a shift in racial and cultural attitudes in Britain?

Gad J. Heuman, The killing time : the Morant Bay rebellion in Jamaica (University of Tennessee Press, 1994)

Bernard Semmel ‘The Issue of "Race" in the British Reaction to the Morant Bay Uprising of 1865’, Caribbean Studies, Vol. 2, No. 3 (Oct., 1962), pp. 3-15

Craton, Michael. "Continuity not change: The incidence of unrest among ex-slaves in the British West Indies, 1838–1876" Slavery & Abolition : A Journal of Slave and Post-Slave Studies 9.2 (1988).

Marouf Hasian, "Colonial re-characterization and the discourse surrounding the Eyre controversy" Southern communication journal 66.1 (2000).

B. A. Knox, ‘The British Government and the Governor Eyre Controversy, 1865–1875’, in The Historical Journal, 19 , 1976, pp 877-900

Gad Heuman, "Riots and resistance in the Caribbean at the moment of freedom" Slavery & Abolition : A Journal of Slave and Post-Slave Studies 21.2 (2000). 13 Sep. 2010

G Heuman 'The Morant Bay Rebellion: Its Novelists and Historians' in History and histories in the Caribbean, 2001

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ESSAYS

1. What does Catherine Hall mean when she says she wants to place colony and metropole in the same analytical frame, and to what extent does she achieve this?

Burton, Antoinette. "Rules of thumb: British history and ‘imperial culture’ in nineteenth and twentieth-century Britain" in Women's History Review 3.4 (1994).

Thompson, J. (2007), ‘Modern Britain and the New Imperial History’, in History Compass, 5: 455–462.

Alan Lester, 'Imperial Circuits and Networks: Geographies of the British Empire', in History Compass, 2005.

Ballantyne, Tony, ‘Race and the Webs of Empire: Aryanism from India to the Pacific’, Journal of colonialism and colonial history. Volume 2, Number 3, Winter 2001.

David Lambert and Alan Lester, ‘ Geographies of colonial philanthropy’, in Progress in Human Geography June 2004 28 : 320 - 341

Frederick Cooper, Ann Laura Stoler (eds), Tensions of empire: colonial cultures in a bourgeois world, (University of California Press, 1997), esp. intro ‘Between Metropole and Colony’.

SJ Potter ‘ Webs, Networks, and Systems: Globalization and the Mass Media in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century British Empire’ , in Journal of British Studies, 2007

David Lambert and Alan Lester, Colonial lives across the British Empire, ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006), esp. intro

2. How does Catherine Hall utilise biography to explore the wider issues with which she is concerned and to what extent does she overcome some of the problems of ‘life-writing’ as a historical method?

John Tosh, Manliness and masculinities in nineteenth-century Britain : essays on gender, family and empire, (Pearson Education, 2005), ch. 8

David Lambert and Alan Lester, Colonial lives across the British Empire, (Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006), esp. intro

Sanders, V. "Victorian Life Writing." in Literature compass. 1, no. 1 (2004):

Lloyd E. Ambrosius, Writing biography : historians & their craft, (U of Nebraska Press, 2004)

David Arnold, Telling lives in India : biography, autobiography, and life history, Volume 2004, Part 2 (Indiana University Press, 2004), introduction (some of this is specific to India, but it also makes some useful points about life history generally.

3. How did experiences in Jamaica impact on missionary faith in the potential equality of man, and on metropolitan attitudes to other races?

Catherine Hall, ‘White Visions, Black Lives: The Free Villages of Jamaica’ History Workshop, No. 36, (Autumn, 1993), pp. 100-132

Alex Tyrrell, ‘The 'Moral Radical Party' and the Anglo-Jamaican Campaign for the Abolition of the Negro Apprenticeship System’ The English Historical Review, Vol. 99, No. 392 (Jul., 1984), pp. 481-502

Mary Turner, Slaves and missionaries : the disintegration of Jamaican slave society, 1787-1834, (The Press, University of the West Indies, 1998)

J. H Proctor, "Scottish missionaries and Jamaican slaveholders" Slavery & Abolition, 25.1 (2004).

Christer Petley, "Slavery, emancipation and the creole world view of Jamaican colonists, 1800–1834" Slavery & Abolition, 26.1 (2005).

Mimi Sheller, "Quasheba, mother, queen: Black women's public leadership and political protest in post-emancipation Jamaica, 1834–65" Slavery & Abolition, 19.3 (1998).

Richard B. Sheridan, "From chattel to wage slavery in Jamaica, 1740–1860" Slavery & Abolition, 14.1 (1993)

Abigail Bess Bakan, Ideology and class conflict in Jamaica : the politics of rebellion, (McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 1990)

Mimi Sheller (2005), ‘Her Majesty's Sable Subjects: Subaltern Masculinities in Post-Emancipation Jamaica’, in Diane E. Davis and Julian Go (ed.) Political Power and Social Theory ( Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2005), pp.71-99

Thomas Cleveland Holt, The problem of freedom [electronic resource] : race, labor, and politics in Jamaica and Britain, 1832-1938, (JHU Press, 1992)

Shirley C. Gordon, Our cause for his glory : christianization and emancipation in Jamaica, (The Press, University of the West Indies, 1998)

Christine Bolt, Victorian attitudes to race (Oxford, 1971 ).

Robert J. Stewart Religion and society in post-emancipation Jamaica, (Univ. of Tennessee Press, 1992)

Seymour Drescher ‘The Ending of the Slave Trade and the Evolution of European Scientific Racism’, Social Science History, Vol. 14, No. 3 (Autumn, 1990), pp. 415-450

Bernard V. Lightman, Victorian science in context, (University of Chicago Press, 1997), ch.10

Stephen Jay Gould The Mismeasure of Man (Norton, 1996), ch. 2, 3, 4

4. To what extent, and in what ways, did the empire permeate the lives of ordinary people in Britain and shape their sense of self-identity?

Catherine Hall (ed), At home with the Empire : metropolitan culture and the imperial world (Cambridge University Press, 2006)

Susan Thorne, Congregational missions and the making of an imperial culture in nineteenth-century England, (Stanford University Press, 1999)

Bernard Porter, The absent-minded imperialists : empire, society and culture in Britain, (Oxford University Press, 2004)

Bernard Porter, ‘Empire and British National Identity, 1815-1914’, in R. Phillips and H. Brocklehurst (eds.), History, nationhood and the question of Britain ( 2004 ).

Bernard Porter "Empire, What Empire? " Or, Why 80% of Early- and Mid-Victorians Were Deliberately Kept in Ignorance of It’ Victorian Studies, Vol. 46, No. 2, (Winter, 2004), pp. 256-263

Andrew Thompson, The empire strikes back? : the impact of imperialism on Britain from the mid-nineteenth century, (Harlow, Pearson Longman, 2005),

Susan Thorne, ‘The Conversion of Englishmen and the Conversion of the World Inseparable; Missionary imperialism and the Language of Class in Early Industrial Britain’, in Cooper and Stoler (eds.), Tensions of Empire ( 1997 ).

A McClintock Imperial leather: Race, gender and sexuality in the colonial contest , ( Routledge; 1995)

Midgley, Clare. "Slave sugar boycotts, female activism and the domestic base of British anti-slavery culture" Slavery & Abolition : A Journal of Slave and Post-Slave Studies 17.3 (1996).

Thomas Richards, The commodity culture of Victorian England : advertising and spectacle, 1851-1914, (Stanford University Press, 1991)

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