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Saving the White voters from being ‘utterly swamped’
Julie Evans, Patricia Grimshaw, David Philips, and Shurlee Swain

; in Kimberley, he found himself part of an educated African elite, mostly missionary-educated Xhosa-speakers from the eastern Cape, who used their literacy skills to get clerical positions. As Kimberley was in the Cape, they were all qualified for, and took seriously their exercise of, the vote. 20 This made them strong supporters of the British Empire and of the Cape Colony against the Boer republics

in Equal subjects, unequal rights
James Downs

sites with which it deals. … I am speaking not merely of a piece of motion picture entertainment, but of what is potentially the greatest piece of British Empire propaganda that has yet been attempted by the cinema. Grandcourt proceeded to stress the patriotic appeal of the film, asking for royal co-operation ‘to

in The British monarchy on screen
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Women, internal colonization and indigenous peoples
Katie Pickles

on a “preponderance of British citizens amongst those admitted to the country” means that we are in favour of admitting people from the West Indies, India, Pakistan and the Commonwealth Countries in preference to people from the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany etc.’ 13 In the 1920s, when only a minority of the subjects of the British Empire were ‘white’, ‘coloured’ people were blocked from

in Female imperialism and national identity
Organizing principles, 1900–1919
Katie Pickles

detracted from that twenty-five years… they covered so much in … [those] years’. 84 Indeed, the IODE’s organizing principles would shift over the century, but the formative years provided the base that, as the rest of this book will show, remained of importance in its attitudes towards gender, race and class. The war also solidified the IODE’s sense of national identity, albeit within the British Empire

in Female imperialism and national identity
Alexis Heraclides and Ada Dialla

: Empire and International Relations in Nineteenth-Century Political Thought (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007), 118. See also E. P. Sullivan, ‘Liberalism and Imperialism: J. S. Mill’s Defense of the British Empire’, Journal of the History of Ideas , 44 (1983), 599, 605–17; B. Jahn, ‘Barbarian Thoughts: Imperialism in the Philosophy of John Stuart Mill’, Review of International Studies , 31 (2005), 599

in Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century
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‘Australia for the White Man’
Julie Evans, Patricia Grimshaw, David Philips, and Shurlee Swain

), Women’s Suffrage in the British Empire: Citizenship, Nation and Race (London and New York: Routledge, 2000), pp. 87–102. 30 Auckland Star , 9 August 1893, p. 2. 31 See Patricia Grimshaw, Women’s Suffrage in New Zealand

in Equal subjects, unequal rights
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Kevin Harrison and Tony Boyd

national aspirations. Nationalism and the end of empires and multinational states Nationalism played a crucial role in the overthrow of the European empires. Canada, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, all nurtured a sense of national identity even when they were part of the British Empire, eventually leading to their independence. In Africa and Asia, Western-educated nationalist elites

in Understanding political ideas and movements
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Kevin Harrison and Tony Boyd

accepted by most people in the Protestant nations of England, Scotland and Wales, and the Protestant ‘British’ of Ireland; but never so by the Catholic Irish to the same degree. Nevertheless, ‘British’ and ‘Britishness’ were useful notions for uniting the peoples of the British Isles, who then directed their aggression overseas and created the British Empire. With the development of ‘popular’ imperialism, associated with the

in Understanding political ideas and movements
Sabine Clarke

industrialisation through work in microbiology. The CMRI developed food yeast, surveyed the microbes in tropical soils for antibiotic effects, looked for a way to tackle Panama Disease in bananas and worked to improve the industrial processes of cocoa fermentation and rum distillation. The significance of the creation of the first microbiological research centre in the tropical British Empire was exhorted by Hankey in his speech at the opening of the CMRI on 5 July 1948, in articles in the Trinidad Guardian and also by Simonsen in a BBC broadcast in the spring of 1948. Three

in Science at the end of empire
The Actresses’ Franchise League from 1914 to 1928
Naomi Paxton

advertised the scheme widely in the national and international press, asking for donations to be sent directly to the offices in Robert Street: On behalf of the Actresses’ Franchise League, of which she is president, Lady Forbes-Robertson is making an appeal to all parts of the British Empire to help, with their sympathy and their money, in the formation of a British Women’s Hospital … The committee have every confidence that the daughters of Britain and of her Overseas Empire will not refuse to come forward at the is supreme hour of need, and aid, to their utmost, a

in Stage women, 1900–50