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Julie Evans, Patricia Grimshaw, David Philips, and Shurlee Swain

welcomed by settlers, who were keen to exercise their individual rights and to entrench their institutions; but it had serious consequences for Indigenous peoples. Their recognition of this danger often prompted appeals to the Crown to abide by British justice, forcing the British Government of the day to respond to their concerns independently of the local authorities. This increasing fragmentation of political power further

in Equal subjects, unequal rights
John Marriott

paternalism and evangelism in the economic affairs of the Company. Ostensibly uniting the interests of Irish unionists, Glasgow merchants, Caribbean planters and officials in the thirteen colonies with those of the British state, this ethos provided an integrated empire within which individual rights and private property were secured. Imperium was unitary; Dominium divided. 41

in The other empire
Britishness, respectability, and imperial citizenship
Charles V. Reed

absence of comparable rationality and respectability. 19 They argued for what Theodore Koditschek defines as a Macaulian constitutionalism, ‘representative government, individual rights, the right to bear arms, “no taxation without representation,” [and] institutional checks and balances’. 20 As a related set of global political discourses, Victorian liberalism broadly embraced a universalism that

in Royal tourists, colonial subjects and the making of a British world, 1860–1911