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Eastern Subjects: British Attitudes to India, 1757-1857, 2017/18, Semester 1, 2
Dr Andrea Major
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Eastern Subjects: British Attitudes to India, 1757-1857.

Semester 1

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1. Introduction

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Block 1 –Orientalism, Race and Empire

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2. Networks of Empire

Key Reading

John Darwin, Unfinished empire : the global expansion of Britain ISBN: 9781620400371 (alk. paper); 1620400375 (alk. paper), (London: Penguin, 2012) – Chapter 1, ‘Imagining Empire’ Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  
 

Peter Marshall (ed.)The Oxford History Of The British Empire: Volume II: The Eighteenth Century (Oxford: OUP, 2002), chapter 1 ‘Introduction’     

Alan Lester, 'Imperial Circuits and Networks: Geographies of the British Empire', History compass. 4.1 (2006): 124-141.

Further reading

Chris Bayly, Imperial meridian : the British Empire and the World 1780-1830 ISBN: 0582494389; 0582042879, (London: Routledge, 2016 (reprint)).

C.A. Bayly, 'The first age of global imperialism, c. 1760–1830’ in The journal of imperial and commonwealth history. ISSN: 0308-6534, Vol. 26:2,1998.

Simon J. Potter, 'Webs, Networks, and Systems: Globalization and the Mass Media in the Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century British Empire', The journal of British studies., 46, 2007: 621-646.

Tony Ballantyne, 'Race and the Webs of Empire: Aryanism from India to the Pacific', Journal of colonialism and colonial history. 2.3 (2001):

Catherine Hall and Sonya O. Rose (eds) At home with the Empire : metropolitan culture and the imperial world, (Cambridge University Press, 2006), Ch. 1 ‘Introduction’    

Andrea Major, Slavery, abolitionism and empire in India, 1772-1843 (Liverpool University Press, 2012), intro to part 4.

Kathleen Wilson, A new imperial history : culture, identity, and modernity in Britain and the Empire, 1660-1840, (Cambridge University Press, 2004), Introduction Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Stephen Howe (ed.) The new imperial histories reader (London: Routledge, 2010), Ch. 10. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Natasha Glaisyer, 'Networking: Trade and Exchange in the Eighteenth-Century British Empire' The historical journal., 47.02 (2004): 451-476.

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3. Colonising India: An Overview of EIC Expansion.

Key Reading

Ray, R.K., ‘Indian Society and the Establishment of British Supremacy, 1765-1818’ in William Roger Louis et al,The Oxford history of the British Empire: Volume II, The Eighteenth Century (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998)

P. J. Marshall, 'The Whites of British India, 1780-1830: A Failed Colonial Society?' in International history review. ISSN: 0707-5332, 12:1, 1990, p. 28.

Jeremy Osbourne ‘India and the East India Company in the Public Sphere of 18th Century Britain’ in H.V. Bowen (Ed) Worlds of the East India Company, (Boydell and Brewer, 2002). Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Further Reading

David Washbrook, ‘India 1818-1860: Two Faces of Colonialism’ in William Roger Louis et al,The Oxford history of the British Empire: Volume III, The Nineteenth Century (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998).    

Lakshmi Subramanian, History of India, 1707-1857 ISBN: 9788125040934 (pbk.), (Hyderabad: Orient Blackswan, 2010).

Barbara and Thomas Metcalfe, A concise history of modern India ISBN: 9780521682251 (pbk.); 9780521863629 (hardback); 0521863627 (hardback); 0521682258 (pbk.), (Cambridge University Press, 2006), chs. 2 and 3.

Crispin Bates, Subalterns and Raj : South Asia since 1600 ISBN: 9780415214841 (pbk.) : £15.99; 9780415214834 (hbk.) : £50.00; 0415214831 (hbk.) : £50.00; 041521484X (pbk.) : £15.99 , (Abingdon: Routledge, 2007), chs 2 and 3.

Ayesha Jalal and Sugata Bose, Modern South Asia: History, Culture, Political Economy (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1997), chs 5-8.

Chris Bayly, Indian Society and the Making of the British Empire , (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), ch. 2-4. 

Om Prakash, ‘The English East India Company and India’ in H. Bowen, M. Lincoln and N. Rigby (eds), The Worlds of the East India Company, (London: Boydell & Brewer, 2002).

Stern, Philip J. "History and historiography of the English East India Company: Past, present, and future!." History compass. ISSN: 1478-0542 7.4 (2009): 1146-1180.

Philip Lawson, The East India Company : a history ISBN: 0582073855 (pbk); 0582073863; 9781317897651 (ebk.), (London: Longman, 1987), chs 4 and 5.

Javeed Majid Ungoverned imaginings : James Mill's "The history of British India" and Orientalism, (Oxford: Clarendon, 1992).

Javeed Majeed 'James Mill's 'The History of British India' and Utilitarianism as a Rhetoric of Reform,' in Modern Asian studies., 24:2, (1990): 209-224.

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4. Imagining India: Orientalism, Race and Empire

Key Reading

Nicholas Hudson, ‘From "Nation" to "Race": The Origin of Racial Classification in Eighteenth-Century Thought’, Eighteenth-century studies.. 29.3 (1996): 247-264.

John MacKenzie, Orientalism : history, theory and the arts, (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1995), esp. chaps 1 and 2.

Thomas Metcalf, Ideologies of the Raj, (Cambridge University Press, 1997). Ch 1 ‘introduction’ Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Further Reading

Edward Said, Orientalism, (London: Penguin, 1995), intro.  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Lata Mani and Ruth Frankenberg, ‘The Challenge of Orientalism’, Economy and society., 14:2, 1985.

Reina Lewis, Gendering Orientalism : race, femininity, and representation (London: Routlege, 1996), intro and ch. 1

M. Yegenoglu, Colonial fantasies : towards a feminist reading of Orientalism, (California University Press, 1998).

Williams and Chrisman, Colonial Discourse and Post-colonial Theory, (Hemel Hempstead: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1994), part 2.

A. MacFie, Orientalism : a reader, (Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press, 2000), esp sections 10, 11 and 12

Lisa Lowe, Critical terrains : French and British orientalisms, (Berkely: University of California Press, 1991), esp intro  

Bart Moore-Gilbert, Postcolonial theory : contexts, practices, politics., (London: Verso, 1997), esp section on Said.  

Janika Nair, 'Uncovering the Zenana: Visions of Indian Womanhood in Englishwomen's Writing, 1813-1940', Journal of women's history., 2:1, 1990:

B. J. Moore-Gilbert Writing India, 1757-1990 : the literature of British India, (Manchester University Press ND, 1996)

Amul Chatterjee, Representations of India, 1740-1840 : the creation of India in the colonial imagination (London: MacMillan, 1998).

P. J. Marshall, ‘Taming the Exotic. The British and India in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries’ in Rousseau and Porter (eds) Exoticism in the enlightenment (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1990) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

P.J. Marshall and G. Williams, The great map of mankind : British perceptions of the World in the age of enlightenment, (London: Dent, 1982).

Ronald Inden, 'Orientalist Constructions of India', Modern Asian studies., 20.3 (1986): 401-46.

Marriott, John. The other empire : metropolis, India, and progress in the colonial imagination. (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2003).

Jane Samson, Race and empire, (Pearson Education, 2005), chapters 1, 2 and 3.

Roxann Wheeler, The complexion of race : categories of difference in eighteenth-century British culture (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000), introduction  

Sankar Muthu, Enlightenment against empire, (Princeton University Press, 2003).

Ivan Hannaford, Race : the history of an idea in the West (Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 1996), ch. 7 and 8.

Kenan Malik, The meaning of race : race, history and culture in western society (NYU Press, 1996), ch. 2 and 3.

Nancy Stepan, The idea of race in science : Great Britain 1800-1960 (Macmillan, 1982)

Eze Emmanuel Chukwudi, Race and the Enlightenment : a reader (Blackwells, 1997)

Colin Kidd, The forging of races : race and scripture in the Protestant Atlantic world, 1600-2000 (Cambridge University Press; 2006), ch. 4 and 5.

Howard Malchow, Gothic images of race in nineteenth-century Britain, (Stanford, Calif: Stanford University Press, 1996).

 

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Block 2 – ‘The India Question’

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5. India, Empire and the British Public Sphere

Key Reading

P. J. Marshall (ed.) Problems of empire : Britain and India, 1757-1813 (London: Allen and Unwin, 1968), Introduction Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   

H. V. Bowen, 'British India, 1765-1813: The Metropolitan context' in The Oxford History of the British Empire: The eighteenth century, vol. 2, ed. by P. Marshall, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998).

Tillman W. Nechtman 'Nabobs Revisited: A Cultural History of British Imperialism and the Indian Question in Late-Eighteenth-Century Britain', History compass., 4:4: 645-667.

Further Reading

H. V. Bowen, ‘No Longer Mere Traders’ in H.V. Bowen (Ed) Worlds of the East India Company, (Boydell and Brewer, 2002)

Lucy Sutherland, 'The East India Company In Eighteenth‐Century Politics', The economic history review., 17.1 (1947): 15-26.

Linda Colley, 'The Politics of Eighteenth-Century British History', The journal of British studies., 25.04 (1986): 359-379.

Huw Bowen, Revenue and reform : the Indian problem in British politics 1757-1773, (Cambridge University Press, 2002).

P. J. Marshall, The making and unmaking of empires : Britain, India, and America c.1750-1783, (Oxford University Press on Demand, 2005).

Huw Bowen, The business of empire : the East India Company and imperial Britain, 1756-1833 (Cambridge University Press, 2005(.

Huw Bowen, 'British Conceptions of Global Empire, 1756–83', The journal of imperial and commonwealth history., 26.3 (1998): 1-27.

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6. ‘Execrable Banditti’: Nabobs and Imperial Identity

 Key Reading

 P. J. Marshall, 'The Moral Swing to the East: British Humanitarianism, India and the West Indies', in P. J. Marshall (ed.) "A free though conquering people" : eighteenth-century Britain and its empire (Ashgate, 2003). Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Philip Lawson and Jim Phillips 'Our Execrable Banditti: Perceptions of Nabobs in Mid-Eighteenth Century Britain', Albion., 16:3, (1984): 225-241.

Christina Smylitopoulos. 'Rewritten and Reused: Imaging the Nabob through "Upstart Iconography"', Eighteenth-century life., 32.2, (2008): 39-59.

Further Reading

Tillman W. Nechtman 'A Jewel in the Crown? Indian Wealth in Domestic Britain in the Late Eighteenth Century', Eighteenth-century studies.. 41.1, (2007): 71-86.

Jyotsna Singh, Colonial narratives/Cultural dialogues : 'discoveries' of India in the language of colonialism, (London: Routledge, 2006), ch 2.  

Susan David Bernstein, Elsie Browning Michie (eds), Victorian vulgarity : taste in verbal and visual culture (London: Ashgate Publishing, 2009), ch. 13. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Tillman W. Nechtman, 'Nabobinas: Luxury, Gender, and the Sexual Politics of British Imperialism in India in the Late Eighteenth Century', Journal of women's history., 18:4, 2006: 8–30.

Renu Juneja, 'The Native and the Nabob: Representations of the Indian Experience in Eighteenth-Century English Literature', The journal of Commonwealth literature., 27, (1992): 183-198.

Tillman Nechtman, Nabobs : empire and identity in eighteenth-century Britain, (Cambridge: Cambridge university Press, 2010)

Lawson, Philip, ‘Robert Clive, the Black Jaghire, and British Politics’, The historical journal., 26 (1983): 801–29.

Gregg, Stephen. "Representing the Nabob: India, Stereotypes and Eighteenth-Century Theatre." Picturing South Asian culture in English : textual and visual representations ISBN: 0954446305 (2003): 19. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   

Lamb, Susan. "The popular theater of Samuel Foote and British national identity." Comparative drama. ISSN: 0010-4078 (1996): 245-265.    

Gregg, Stephen. "India, Popular Theatre, and Satire: Samuel Foote's The Nabob." Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies 9 (2002): 47-60. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (MAA 23/08/2017) 

Schürer, Norbert. "Surveying the Eighteenth‐Century Anglo‐Indian Canon." Literature compass. ISSN: 1741-4113s 7.7 (2010): 597-609.

O'Quinn, Daniel.Staging governance : theatrical imperialism in London, 1770-1800 ISBN: 0801879612 (acid-free paper). JHU Press, 2005.

 

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7. The Trial of Warren Hastings

Key Readings

Kate Teltscher, India inscribed : European and British writing on India, 1600-1800 (Oxford University Press, 1995). Chapter 5. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Andrew Rudd, 'Edmund Burke and the Trial of Warren Hastings', Sympathy and India in British literature, 1770-1830, (Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2011): 26-55.    

Eddy Kent, Corporate character : representing imperial power in British India, 1786-1901 ISBN: 9781442648463 (cloth) (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014), chapter one.  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Further Reading

Sara Suleri, The rhetoric of English India, (Penguin Books India, 2005), Ch.3.    

Nicholas B. Dirks, The scandal of empire : India and the creation of imperial Britain, (Cambridge (Mass): Harvard University Press, 2004)

Siraj Ahmed, ‘The Theater of the Civilized Self: Edmund Burke and the East India Trials’ in Representations., 78.1, (2002): 28-55.

Marouf Hasian, 'Nostalgic Longings and Imaginary Indias: Postcolonial Analysis, Collective Memories, and the Impeachment Trial of Warren Hastings', Western journal of communication., 66.2 (2002).

Mithi Mukherjee, 'Justice, War, and the Imperium: India and Britain in Edmund Burke's Prosecutorial Speeches in the Impeachment Trial of Warren Hastings', Law and history review., 589, (2005).

Theobald, Robin. ‘Scandal in a scandalous age: the impeachment and trial of Warren Hastings 1788-95’ In John Garrard, James L. Newell (eds) Scandals in past and contemporary politics ISBN: 0719065518 (hbk) : £55.00; 9780719065514 (Manchester: MUP, 2006) OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (MAA 23/08/2017)   

Flood, F. B. (2006), Correct Delineations And Promiscuous Outlines: Envisioning India At The Trial Of Warren Hastings. Art history. ISSN: 0141-6790, 29: 47–78.

Smith, Brian. "Edmund Burke, the Warren Hastings Trial, and the Moral Dimension of Corruption." Polity ISSN: 0032-3497 40.1 (2008): 70-94.

De Bruyn, Frans. "Edmund Burke's Gothic Romance: The Portrayal of Warren Hastings in Burke's Writings and Speeches on India." Criticism : a quarterly for literature and the arts. ISSN: 0011-1589 29.4 (1987): 415-438.

Marshall, P. J. "The making of an imperial Icon: The case of Warren Hastings." The journal of imperial and commonwealth history. ISSN: 0308-6534 27.3 (1999): 1-16.

Reynolds, Nicole. "Phebe Gibbes, Edmund Burke, and the Trials of Empire." Eighteenth-Century Fiction 20.2 (2007): 151-176.

Murray, Julie. "Company Rules: Burke, Hastings, and the Specter of the Modern Liberal State." Eighteenth-century studies. ISSN: 0013-2586 41.1 (2007): 55-69.

Whelan, Frederick G. "Burke on India." The Cambridge Companion to Edmund Burke (2012): 168. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (MAA 23/08/2017)   

 

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Block 3 – Satan’ s Wretched Slaves

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8. The Missionary Movement

Key Reading

Carson, Penelope. "An imperial dilemma: The propagation of Christianity in early colonial India∗." The journal of imperial and commonwealth history. ISSN: 0308-6534 18.2 (1990): 169-190. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   

Karen Chancey, ‘The Star in the East: The Controversy over Christian Missions to India, 1805-1813’, The historian., 60:3, (1998): 507-522.

Susan Thorne, Congregational missions and the making of an imperial culture in nineteenth-century England (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999), ch. 1. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Further Reading

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

Alison Twells, The civilising mission and the English middle class, 1792-1850 : the 'heathen' at home and overseas, (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), introduction and chapter 1.

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 Frederick Cooper and Ann Laura Stoler (eds) Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World, (Berkeley, 1997).

Penelope Carson, The East India Company and religion, 1698-1858, (Boydell Press, 2012).

Andrew Porter, ‘Religion, Missionary Enthusiasm and Empire’ in William Roger Lewis (ed.) The Oxford History of the British Empire, vol. 3, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999).  

Stanley, Brian, The bible and the flag : Protestant missions and British imperialism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (Leicester: Apollos, 1990),

Andrew Porter, Religion versus empire? : British Protestant missionaries and overseas expansion, 1700-1914 (Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2004)

Norman Etherington, Missions and empire, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005).

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

C. Hall and S. O’Rose (eds) At home with the Empire : metropolitan culture and the imperial world (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006), ch 7 and 11.

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

Jeffrey Cox, The British missionary enterprise since 1700, (London and New York: Routledge, 2008).

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9. Missionary Depictions of Hinduism

Key Reading

Gavin Flood, An Introduction to Hinduism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997), chapter 1. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   

Brian Pennington, Was Hinduism invented? : Britons, Indians, and colonial construction of religion (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005). Ch. On ‘Bloody and Lascivious Rites’  

Andrea Major, Slavery, abolitionism and empire in India, 1772-1843 (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2012), ch. 7.

Richard King, 'Orientalism and the Modern Myth of Hinduism', Numen., 46.2 (1999): 146-185.

Further Reading

Geoffrey A. Oddie, 'Orientalism’ and British Protestant Missionary Constructions of India in the Nineteenth Century’, South Asia : Journal of South Asian Studies.. 17:2, (1994): 27-42.

Sharada Sugirtharajah, Imagining Hinduism : a postcolonial perspective, (Routledge, 2004), Chapter 3. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Anna Johnston, Missionary writing and empire, 1800-1860 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003).

Geoffrey A. Oddie Imagined Hinduism : British Protestant missionary constructions of Hinduism, 1793-1900 (New Delhi: Sage, 2006).

Catherine Cornille, 'Missionary Views of Hinduism', Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies 21.1 (2008).

Richard King, Orientalism and religion : postcolonial theory, India and "the mystic East", (Routledge, 2013).

Shruti Kapila, 'Race matters: Orientalism and Religion, India and Beyond c. 1770–1880', Modern Asian studies., 41.03 (2007): 471-513.

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10. Gender and Mission.

Key Reading

Clare Midgley, 'Female Emancipation in an Imperial Frame: English Women and the Campaign Against Sati (widow-burning) in India, 1813–30', Women's history review. 9.1 (2000): 95-121.

Alison Twells, ‘Missionary Domesticity, Global Reform and 'Woman's Sphere' in Early Nineteenth-Century England’, Gender & history., 18:2, (2006): 266–284.

Jeanette Herman, ‘Men and Women of Feeling: Conventions of Sensibility and Sentimentality in the Sati Debate and Mainwaring's the Suttee.’ Comparative literature studies. 42.2 (2005):

Further reading

Midgley, Clare. "From Supporting Missions to Petitioning Parliament: British women and the evangelical campaign against sati in India, 1813–30." in Women in British politics, 1760-1860 : the power of the petticoat ISBN: 0333771427 (pbk); 0333771419; 0312233566 (St. Martin's Press). Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2000. 74-92. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   

Jane Haggis, 'A Heart that has Felt the Love of God and Longs for Others to Know it': Conventions of Gender, Tensions of Self and Constructions of Difference in Offering to be a Lady Missionary', Women's history review., 7:2, (1998): 171-193.

Clare Midgley ‘ Can Women Be Missionaries? Envisioning Female Agency in the Early Nineteenth-Century British Empire ’, The journal of British studies., 45, (2006): 335–358.

Judith Rowbotham, "'Hear an Indian Sister's Plea': Reporting the Work of 19th-Century British Female Missionaries." Women's studies international forum., 21.3 (1998): 247-261

Mary Taylor Huber and Nancy Lutkehaus, Gendered missions : women and men in missionary discourse and practice, (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1999), intro and chapter by Susan Thorne

Rhonda Anne Semple, Missionary women : gender, professionalism, and the Victorian idea of Christian mission, (Woodbridge, UK ; Rochester, NY: Boydell Press, 2003).

Robert A. Bickers & Rosemary Seton (Eds) Missionary encounters : sources and issues, (Surrey: Curzon Press, 1996).

E. Prevost, (2009), ‘Assessing Women, Gender, and Empire in Britain's Nineteenth-Century Protestant Missionary Movement’, in History compass., 7, (2009): 765–799.

David W. Savage ‘Missionaries and the Development of a Colonial Ideology of Female Education in India’, Gender & history., 9:2, (1997): 201-221.

Lata Mani, Contentious traditions : the debate on Sati in colonial India (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998), ch. On missionaries

C. Midgley (ed.), Gender and imperialism (Manchester,1998), ch by Haggis

Mani, Lata. "Contentious traditions: the debate on sati in colonial India." Cultural critique. ISSN: 0882-4371 7 (1987): 119-156.

Grey, Daniel JR. "Creating the ‘problem hindu’: Sati, thuggee and female infanticide in india, 1800–60." Gender & history. ISSN: 0953-5233 25.3 (2013): 498-510.

Zastoupil, Lynn. "Slavery and Sati." Rammohun Roy and the Making of Victorian Britain ISBN: 9780230111493 (e-book). Palgrave Macmillan US, 2010. 57-71.    

Cleall, Esme. "Representing Homes: Gender and Sexuality in Missionary Writing." in Missionary discourses of difference : negotiating otherness in the British Empire, c.1840-1900 ISBN: 9781137032393 (e-book). Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2012. 29-47.    

 

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11. Essay Clinic

There is no set reading for this week, but everybody should come prepared to talk about their essay plans.

 

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Semester 2

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Block 4 – Not Made By Slaves

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1. Luxury, Slavery, Commodity

Key Reading

Maxine Berg, 'In Pursuit of Luxury: Global History and British Consumer Goods in the Eighteenth Century', Past & present., 182, 2004.

Jon Stobart,'An empire of goods? Groceries in eighteenth-century England', Comparative responses to globalization : experiences of British and Japanese enterprises (Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2013): 23-44. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

John. E. Wills, 'European Consumption and Asian Production in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries' in John Brewer & Roy Porter (eds) Consumption and the world of goods (London: Routledge, 1993) pp. 133-147.

Further Reading

Woodruff D Smith, 'Complications of the Commonplace: Tea, Sugar, and Imperialism', The journal of interdisciplinary history., 23.2 (1992): 259-278.

Curry-Machado J. (eds) Global histories, imperial commodities, local interactions ISBN: 9781137283603 (e-book). (Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2013), introduction.    

Frank Trentmann, Empire of things : how we became a world of consumers, from the fifteenth century to the twenty-first ISBN: 9780141028743 (pbk.) : £12.99 

Charlotte Sussman, Consuming anxieties : consumer protest, gender, and British slavery, 1713-1833 ISBN: 0804731039, (Stanford University Press, 2000), ch. 1. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (MAA 25/08/2017)   

 Maxine Berg, Luxury and pleasure in eighteenth-century Britain (Oxford: OUP, 2005), ch. 2.    

Troy Bickham 'Eating the Empire: Intersections of Food, Cookery and Imperialism in Eighteenth-Century Britain', Past & present., 198, (2008): 71-109

Beverley Lemire, 'Fashioning Global Trade: Indian textiles, Gender Meanings and European Consumers' in Giorgio Riello (ed) How India clothed the world : the world of South Asian textiles, 1500-1850, (Brill, 2009).

Beverly Lemire and Giorgio Riello, 'East & West: Textiles and Fashion in Early Modern Europe' Journal of Social History., 41.4, (2008): 887-91

Maxine Berg, 'Asian Luxuries and the Making of the European Consumer Revolution in Luxury' in Maxine Berg & Elizabeth Eger (eds) Luxury in the eighteenth century : debates, desires and delectable goods (London: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., 2003) pp. 228-244.    

Jon Stobart, Sugar and spice : grocers and groceries in provincial England, 1650-1830, (Oxford University Press, 2013).

Sidney Mintz, Sweetness and power : the place of sugar in modern history, (New York, N.Y.: Viking, 1985).

James Walvin, Sugar : the world corrupted, from slavery to obesity ISBN: 9781472138095 (hbk.) : £18.99; 9781472138118 (ePub ebook) : £18.99 (London: Robinson, 2017).

 

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2. Anti-Slavery, Capitalism and Humanitarianism

Key Reading

Catherine Hall, Civilising subjects : metropole and colony in the English imagination, 1830-1867, (University of Chicago Press, 2002), Chapter 5. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Hilary Beckles, 'Capitalism and Slavery: The Debate over Eric Williams', Social and economic studies. (1984): 171-189.

Seymour Drescher Abolition [electronic resource] : a history of slavery and antislavery ISBN: 0511765282; 9780511765285, (Cambrigdge: CUP, 2009), Ch. 8.    

Further Reading

David Lambert and Alan Lester, 'Geographies of Colonial Philanthropy', Progress in human geography., 28.3 (2004): 320-341.

Haskell, Thomas L. ‘Capitalism and the Origins of the Humanitarian Sensibility, Part 1.’ The American historical review., 90.2: (1985): 339-361.

Eric Williams, Capitalism and Slavery, (Chapel Hill, N.C., 1944). Chapter 11. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Seymour Drescher, 'Eric Williams: British Capitalism and British Slavery', History and theory.., 26:2, (1987): 180-196.

Rob Skinner & Alan Lester, 'Humanitarianism and Empire: New Research Agendas', The journal of imperial and commonwealth history., 40:5, (2012), 729-747.

Seymour Drescher, Econocide: British Slavery in the Era of Abolition, (Pittsburgh, Pa: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1977).

Seymour Drescher, Capitalism and antislavery : British mobilization in a comparative perspective (London: Macmillan, 1986).

Seymour Drescher, ‘Abolitionist Expectations: Britain’, Slavery & Abolition : a journal of slave and post-slave studies., 21.2, (2000): 41 - 66.

Seymour Drescher, The mighty experiment : free labor versus slavery in British emancipation, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2002).

Barbara Lewis Solow and Stanley L. Engerman, British Capitalism and Caribbean Slavery: The Legacy of Eric Williams (Cambridge University Press, 2004).

Seymour Drescher, ‘Public Opinion and Parliament in the Abolition of the British Slave Trade’ Parliamentary history., 26.4, (2007): 23.

Marcus Wood, Slavery, empathy, and pornography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002).

Marcus Wood, Blind memory : visual representations of slavery in England and America, 1780-1865 (New York, 2000).

Mario Klarer, ‘Humanitarian Pornography: John Gabriel Stedman's Narrative of a Five Years Expedition against the Revolting Negroes of Surinam (1796).’ New literary history.. 36, no. 4

Karen Halttunen 'Humanitarianism and the Pornography of Pain in Anglo-American Culture' The American historical review., 100:2 (1995), 303-334

Brycchan Carey, British abolitionism and the rhetoric of sensibility : writing, sentiment, and slavery, 1760-1807, (Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2005).

JR Oldfield, Popular Politics and British Anti-Slavery: The Mobilisation of Public Opinion Against the Slave Trade

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3. Reasons to Use East India Sugar

Key Reading

Timothy Morton, The poetics of spice : romantic consumerism and the exotic, (Cambridge University). Chapter 6, Blood Sugar. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Andrea Major, Slavery, abolitionism and empire in India, 1772-1843, (Liverpool University Press, 2012), Chapter 8.

Clare Midgley, '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): 137-162. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Further Reading

Julie L. Holcomb, 'Blood-Stained Sugar: Gender, Commerce and the British Slave-Trade Debates', Slavery & Abolition : a journal of slave and post-slave studies., 35.4, (2014):

Charlotte Sussman, ‘Women and the Politics of Sugar, 1792.’ Representations.., no. 48 (1994): 48-69

David B. Davis, 'James Cropper and the British Anti-Slavery Movement, 1821-1823', Journal of Negro history. 45.4 (1960): 241-258.

Elizabeth A. O'Donnell, ''There's Death In The Pot!' The British Free Produce Movement And The Religious Society Of Friends, With Particular Reference To The North-East Of England', Quaker Studies 13.1 (2008): 90.

Mimi Sheller, 'Bleeding Humanity and Gendered Embodiments: From Antislavery Sugar Boycotts to Ethical Consumers', Humanity & Society 2.2 (2011): 171-192.

Jane Webster, 'The Unredeemed Object: Displaying Abolitionist Artefacts in 2007', Slavery & Abolition : a journal of slave and post-slave studies. 30.2 (2009): 311-325.

Clare Midgley, Women Against Slavery: The British Campaigns, 1780-1870, (Routledge, 2004).

Deirdre Coleman, 'Conspicuous Consumption: White Abolitionism and English Women's Protest Writing in the 1790s', ELH., 61.2 (1994): 341-362.

Seymour Drescher, The mighty experiment : free labor versus slavery in British emancipation, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2002).

 Vincent Brown, ‘Eating the Dead: Consumption and Regeneration in the History of Sugar’ Food & foodways. ISSN: 0740-9710 Vol. 16 , Iss. 2,2008    

 

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Block 5 – Justice to India

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4. Aborigines and Abolitionism After Slavery

Key Reading

Catherine Hall, ‘The Lords of Humankind Re-Visited’, Bulletin of the School of Oriental Studies,, 66.3 (2003): 472-485.

Patrick Brantlinger, Dark vanishings : discourse on the extinction of primitive races, 1800-1930, (Cornell University Press, 2003), chapter 4.  OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (MAA 25/08/2017)  

Alan Lester and Fae Dussart, Colonization and the origins of humanitarian governance : protecting aborigines across the nineteenth-century British empire, (Cambridge University Press, 2014): Chapter 1

Further Reading

David Turley, The culture of English antislavery, 1780-1860 (Psychology Press, 1991).

Howard Temperley, British antislavery, 1833-1870, (London: Longman, 1972)

Alan Lester, 'Obtaining the ‘due observance of justice’: the geographies of colonial humanitarianism', Environment and planning. D : society and space., 20.3 (2002): 277-293.

Zoë Laidlaw, 'Heathens, Slaves and Aborigines: Thomas Hodgkin's Critique of Missions and Anti-slavery' History workshop journal., 64:1, 2007: 133-161.

Zoë Laidlaw, 'Investigating Empire: Humanitarians, Reform and the Commission of Eastern Inquiry', The journal of imperial and commonwealth history., 40:5, (2012): 749-768.

Richard Huzzey, 'Free Trade, Free Labour, and Slave Sugar in Victorian Britain', The historical journal., 53.02 (2010): 359-379.

Zoe Laidlaw, 'Integrating Metropolitan, Colonial and Imperial Histories-The Aborigines Select Committee of 1835-37', Writing colonial histories : comparative perspectives (2002): 75.  

Elbourne, Elizabeth. 'The Sin of the Settler: The 1835-36 Select Committee on Aborigines and Debates over Virtue and Conquest in the Early Nineteenth-Century British White Settler Empire', Journal of colonialism and colonial history. 4.3 (2003).

Zoë Laidlaw, '‘Aunt Anna's Report’: the Buxton women and the Aborigines Select Committee, 1835–37', The journal of imperial and commonwealth history. 32.2 (2004): 1-28.

Rob Skinner & Alan Lester, 'Humanitarianism and Empire: New Research Agendas', The journal of imperial and commonwealth history. ISSN: 0308-6534, 40:5, (2012), 729-747.

Charles Swaisland 'The Aborigines protection society, 1837–1909', Slavery & Abolition : a journal of slave and post-slave studies. ISSN: 0144-039X, 21:2, 2000.

James Heartfield, The Aborigines' Protection Society : humanitarian imperialism in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Canada, South Africa, and the Congo, 1836-1909 ISBN: 9781849041201 (hbk.) : £25.00; 1849041202 (hbk.) : £25.00, (Columbia University Press, 2011).

Tyrrell, Alex. "A House Divided Against Itself. The British Abolitionists Revisited." The journal of Caribbean history. ISSN: 0047-2263 0047-2263 22.1 (1988): 42.

 

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5. Slavery And Indenture in India

Key Reading

Howard Temperley 'The Delegalization of Slavery in British India', Slavery & Abolition : a journal of slave and post-slave studies., 21:2, 2000.

William A. Green, 'Emancipation to Indenture: A Question of Imperial Morality', The journal of British studies. 22.2 (1983): 98-121.

Madhavi Kale, Fragments of empire : capital, slavery, and Indian indentured labor migration to the British Caribbean, (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998), chapter 5.

Further Reading

Madhavi Kale, 'Capital Spectacles in British Frames: Capital, Empire and Indian Indentured Migration to the British Caribbean', International review of social history. 41.S4 (1996): 109-133.

Mark Naidis, 'The abolitionists and Indian slavery', Journal of Asian History, 15.2 (1981): 146-158.

Andrea Major, '‘The Slavery of East and West’: Abolitionists and ‘Unfree’Labour in India, 1820–1833', Slavery & Abolition : a journal of slave and post-slave studies. 31.4 (2010): 501-525.

Andrea Major, Slavery, abolitionism and empire in India, 1772-1843, (Liverpool University Press, 2012).

Richard Huzzey, Freedom burning : anti-slavery and empire in Victorian Britain, (Cornell University, 2012), chapter 7. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Chatterjee, Indrani, and Richard M. Eaton, eds. Slavery & South Asian history ISBN: 9780253218735 (pbk.); 0253348102 (cloth : alk. paper); 025321873X (pbk.); 9780253348104 (cloth : alk. paper). Indiana University Press, 2006.

Sarkar, Tanika. ‘Bondage in the Colonial Context.’ In Chains of servitude : bondage and slavery in India ISBN: 0861314913 (pbk.); 0861314905, edited by Utsa Patnaik and Manjari Dingwaney. Madras, Hyderabad: Sangam;, 1985 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (MAA 25/08/2017)   

Prakash, Gyan. "Terms of servitude: The colonial discourse on slavery and bondage in India." Breaking the chains : slavery, bondage, and emancipation in modern Africa and Asia ISBN: 0299137546 (pbk.) : $14.95; 0299137503 : $40.00 (1993): 131-149. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (MAA 25/08/2017)   

Finn, Margot. "Slaves out of context: domestic slavery and the Anglo-Indian family, c. 1780–1830." Transactions of the Royal Historical Society. ISSN: 0080-4401 19 (2009): 181-203.

Richard Huzzey, Freedom burning : anti-slavery and empire in Victorian Britain ISBN: 9780801451089 (cloth : alk. paper), (Cornell University, 2012), chapter 7. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   

Hossain, Purba. "Protests at the Colonial Capital: Calcutta and the Global Debates on Indenture, 1836–42." South Asian studies ISSN: 0266-6030 33.1 (2017): 37-51.

Anderson, Clare. "Convicts and Coolies: Rethinking indentured labour in the nineteenth century." Slavery & Abolition : a journal of slave and post-slave studies. ISSN: 0144-039X 30.1 (2009): 93-109.

Major, Andrea. "‘Hill Coolies’: Indian Indentured Labour and the Colonial Imagination, 1836–38." South Asian Studies 33.1 (2017): 23-36.

Bates, Crispin. "Some Thoughts on the Representation and Misrepresentation of the Colonial South Asian Labour Diaspora." South Asian studies. 33.1 (2017): 7-22.

Carter, Marina. "Slavery and unfree labour in the Indian Ocean." History compass. ISSN: 1478-0542 4.5 (2006): 800-813.

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6. The British India Society

Key Reading

Zoë Laidlaw, "“Justice to India–Prosperity to England–Freedom to the Slave!” Humanitarian and Moral Reform Campaigns on India, Aborigines and American Slavery." Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society., 22.02 (2012): 299-324.

Christopher M. Florio, 'From Poverty to Slavery: Abolitionists, Overseers, and the Global Struggle for Labor in India' The Journal of American history., 102.4 (2016): 1005-1024.

Fisher, Michael H. "Indian Political Representations in Britain during the transition to colonialism." Modern Asian studies. ISSN: 0026-749x 38.3 (2004): 649-675.

Further Reading

Simon Morgan, 'The Anti-Corn Law League and British anti-slavery in transatlantic perspective, 1838–1846' The historical journal. 52.01 (2009): 87-107.

Elizabeth Kelly Gray, 'Whisper to him the word ‘India’: Trans-Atlantic Critics and American Slavery, 1830–1860’, Journal of the early republic., 27 (2008).

Charles Swaisland 'The Aborigines protection society, 1837–1909', Slavery & Abolition : a journal of slave and post-slave studies., 21:2, 2000.

James Heartfield, The Aborigines' Protection Society : humanitarian imperialism in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Canada, South Africa, and the Congo, 1836-1909, (Columbia University Press, 2011).

S. R. Mehrotra, 'The British India Society and its Bengal Branch, 1839-46', Indian Economic & Social History Review, 4.2 (1967): 131-154

Fisher, Michael H. Counterflows to colonialism : Indian travellers and settlers in Britain, 1600-1857 ISBN: 8178240777. Orient Blackswan, 2006.

Rozina Visram, Ayahs, lascars and princes ISBN: 074530074X ISBN: 074530074X, (London: Routledge, 2015), ch. 5.    

Andrea Major, ‘Commerce, Christianity, and Colonial Philanthropy: George Thompson and the Global Networks of the British India Society, 1838-1843’ unpublished (see document in VLE).

Andrea Major, ‘Beggars in their Native Land: Metropolitan British responses to famine in India, 1770-1857’ – unpublished (see document in VLE)

 

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7. The Indian Uprising

Key Reading

C.A. Bayly, Indian Society and the Making of the British Empire (Cambridge, 1988), ch. 6

Peter Robb, 'On the Rebellion of 1857: A Brief History of an Idea' in Economic and political weekly., 42:19 (May 12-18, 2007), pp. 1696-1702.

E. Stokes, The peasant armed : the Indian revolt of 1857 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986), intro.

Further Reading

Kim Wagner, The great fear of 1857 : rumours, conspiracies and the making of the Indian uprising, (Peter Lang, 2010)

William Dalrymple, The last Mughal : the fall of a dynasty, Delhi, 1857, (London, Bloomsbury, 2009), esp. intro. See also review by Kalpana Wilson, Race and class., 49, 2008, pp. 106-109.

Biswamoy Pati, 'Historians and Historiography: Situating 1857' in Economic and political weekly., 42:19 (May 12-18, 2007), pp. 1686-1691.

Kim A. Wagner, 'The Marginal Mutiny: The New Historiography of the Indian Uprising of 1857' in History compass., 9: 2011, pp.760–766.

Chris Bayly, Empire and Information: Intelligence Gathering and Social Communication in India, 1780-1870, (New Delhi: Cambridge University Press, 1999), ch. 9.

E. I. Brodkin 'The Struggle for Succession: Rebels and Loyalists in the Indian Mutiny of 1857' in Modern Asian studies., 6, 1972, pp 277-290.

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8. Interpreting Causes and Assigning Blame

Key Reading

Andrea Major, 'Spiritual Battlefields: Evangelical discourse on 1857 and the writings of the London Missionary Society' Mutiny at the Margins: New Perspectives on the Indian Uprising of 1857: Volume II: Britain and the Indian Uprising, (Sage, 2013).

Don Randall, 'Autumn 1857: The Making Of The Indian “Mutiny”', in Victorian literature and culture., 31:1, 2003, pp.3-17.

Pranav Jani 'Karl Marx, Eurocentrism, and the 1857 Revolt in British India' in Crystal Bartolovich, Neil Lazarus (eds) Marxism, modernity, and postcolonial studies (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001).

Further Reading

Andrea Major, ‘The Hazards of Interference: British Fears of Rebellion and Sati as a Potential Site of Conflict, 1829-1857 ’ Bates, Crispin, ed. Mutiny at the Margins: New Perspectives on the Indian Uprising of 1857: Volume I: Anticipations and Experiences in the Locality. Vol. 1. SAGE Publications India, 2013.

Gautam Chakravarty, The Indian mutiny and the British imagination, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005).

Crispin Bates and Andrea Major (eds), Mutiny at the Margins: New Perspectives on the Indian Uprising of 1857: Volume II: Britain and the Indian Uprising, (Sage, 2013).

Alex Padamsee, Representations of Indian Muslims in British colonial discourse (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).

Christopher Herbert, War of no pity : the Indian mutiny and Victorian trauma (Princeton University Press; 2007),

Brian Stanley, 'Christian responses to the Indian Mutiny of 1857', Studies in church history. 20 (1983): 277-289.

Salahuddin Malik, 'God, England, And The Indian Mutiny: Victorian Religious Perceptions', The Muslim world. 73.2 (1983): 106-132.

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9. 'Think of the Ladies': Reporting Atrocities

Key Reading

Lydia Murdoch, “‘Suppressed Grief’: Mourning the Death of British Children and the Memory of the 1857 Indian Rebellion,” The journal of British studies., vol. 51.2 (April 2012): 364-392.

Jenny Sharpe, ‘The Unspeakable limits of Rape’ in Williams and Chrisman, Colonial Discourse and Post-colonial Theory (Hemel Hempstead: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1994).

R. Mukherjee, ' "Satan Let Loose upon Earth": The Kanpur Massacres in the Revolt of 1857', Past & present., 128, 1990. See also Barbara English 'The Kanpur Massacres in India in the Revolt of 1857' in Past & present.,142, 1994, pp. 169-178 and Mukherjee's reply in the same volume.

Further Reading

Lillian Nayder, "Class Consciousness and the Indian Mutiny in Dickens's" The Perils of Certain English Prisoners"." Eibungaku kenkyū = Studies in English literature., 1500-1900 32.4 (1992): 689-705.

Nancy L. Paxton, ‘Mobilizing Chivalry: Rape in British Novels about the Indian Uprising of 1857’, Victorian studies., Vol. 36, No. 1 (Autumn, 1992), pp. 5-30

Gautam Chakravarty, The Indian mutiny and the British imagination, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005).

Crispin Bates and Andrea Major (eds), Mutiny at the Margins: New Perspectives on the Indian Uprising of 1857: Volume II: Britain and the Indian Uprising, (Sage, 2013).

Christopher Herbert, War of no pity : the Indian mutiny and Victorian trauma (Princeton University Press; 2007),

Nancy L. Paxton. Writing under the Raj : gender, race, and rape in the British colonial imagination, 1830-1947. (New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 1999).

Patrick Brantlinger, Rule of darkness : British literature and imperialism, 1830-1914. Cornell University Press, 1990. chapter 7

M. Goswami, ‘Englishness’ on the Imperial Circuit: Mutiny Tours in Colonial South Asia. Journal of historical sociology., 9, 1996,54–84.

Stephen J. Heathorn, 'Angel of Empire: The Cawnpore Memorial Well as a British Site of Imperial Remembrance', Journal of colonialism and colonial history. 8.3 (2007)

Kim A. Wagner, "‘Treading Upon Fires’: The ‘Mutiny’-Motif and Colonial Anxieties in British India." Past & present. 218.1 (2013): 159-197.

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10. Gobbet Practice

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11. Revision, summing up and feedback.

This list was last updated on 22/08/2017