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. Exacting anxieties have haunted his witness of his journey from the ‘exotic’ periphery to the centre of English culture through the practice of a vocation he idealises and conceptualises with such rigid conservatism. Negotiating the periphery In 1958, on the eve of the Notting Hill riots, Naipaul saw himself as an ‘exotic writer’, ‘liv[ing] in England and depend[ing] on an English

in West Indian intellectuals in Britain
Defending Cold War Canada

defence, immigrant training and citizenship courts. Such work continued the IODE’s mission for a British-influenced Canada. The IODE’s reaction to the Cold War reflected a forced reconsideration of Canadian identity. While the IODE promoted democratic principles of progressive conservatism, its methods and its attitude to Communists were influenced by an individualism and a politics more often associated

in Female imperialism and national identity
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radical utilitarianism, in the course of which the sympathetic conservatism of orientalism yielded to a more aggressive project intent on dragging India into the civilized and modern world. This shift was accompanied by changes in the modes of literary expression as an eighteenth-century sensibility was gradually superseded by Romanticism. 38 The renewed interest in travel accounts attendant upon

in The other empire

Empire in British Politics, c. 1880–1932 (New York, 2002 ); David Thackeray, ‘The Crisis of the Tariff Reform League and the Division of “Radical Conservatism”, c. 1913–1922’, History 91, no. 301 ( 2006 ): 45–61; E. H. H. Green, The Crisis of Conservatism: The Politics, Economics and Ideology of the Conservative Party, 1880–1914 (New York, 1996). Of course, the years of the tariff reform campaign

in Royal tourists, colonial subjects and the making of a British world, 1860–1911
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Empire, migration and the 1928 English Schoolgirl Tour

–64. 29 Veronica Strong-Boag, The New Day Recalled: Lives of Girls and Women in English Canada 1919–1939 (Markham, London, and New York: Penguin, 1988 ). 30 Alison Light, Forever England: Femininity, Literature and Conservatism between the Wars (London and New York: Routledge, 1991

in Female imperialism and national identity
Daughters of the Empire, mothers in their own homes, 1929–45

; Ontario 1917, 1919; Quebec 1940, 1940; New Brunswick 1919, 1934; Prince Edward Island 1922, 1922; Nova Scotia 1918, 1918; Newfoundland 1925, 1925. Quebec’s slowness is attributed to an extreme conservatism that was influential in social, political and religious matters during the interwar years. A History of the Vote in Canada (Ottawa: Minister of Public Works and Government

in Female imperialism and national identity
Harold Moody and the League of Coloured Peoples

LCP was carried forward on that surge of anti-colonial reaction following the Italian invasion of Ethiopia, and by the early 1940s it had adopted a more outspokenly radical programme for Britain’s future race relations as well as for the colonial empire. But Moody’s innate caution and conservatism meant that the LCP was left behind by the rapid pace of political change which led to the Manchester

in West Indian intellectuals in Britain
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other political force: blacks themselves needed to create their own autonomous organisations, free to operate as they saw fit. This shift in Padmore’s thinking caused a more respectful position on Marcus Garvey to evolve – though both he and James were vociferous in condemning Garvey’s conservatism during the outbreak of strikes and riots in the Caribbean in 1937 and 1938. 13 More importantly it took Padmore

in West Indian intellectuals in Britain
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Colonial subjects and the appeal for imperial justice

Courses of Lectures (London, repr. 1931 ). For the later debate over tariff reform and imperial preference, which itself was an intellectual successor of these nineteenth-century movements, see Frank Trentman, Free Trade Nation: Consumption, Commerce, and Civil Society in Modern Britain (Oxford, 2008 ) and E. H. H. Green, The Crisis of Conservatism: The Politics, Economics and

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

embraced ‘civilised’ behaviour and dress, the value of the English language, cleanliness, education, the ballot box, and social conservatism, best illustrated by paternalism toward their social inferiors (and in the case of South Africa, derision toward ‘traditional’ chiefly elites). While definitions of citizenship in the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century British world were increasingly defined

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