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Benevolent Colonizers in Nineteenth-Century Australia

Quaker Lives and Ideals

Authors: Bischoff, Eva

  • Focuses on the history of a group of British Quaker families and their involvement in settler colonialism in early nineteenth-century Australia
  • Explores the tension between the humanitarian ideals held by Quakers and their everyday actions which contributed to practices which displaced and annihilated Indigenous communities
  • Combines micro-historical analysis of these Quaker families with a reconstruction of the multi-layered and interconnected global networks that shaped these settlers’ lives
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This book reconstructs the history of a group of British Quaker families and their involvement in the process of settler colonialism in early nineteenth-century Australia. Their everyday actions contributed to the multiplicity of practices that displaced and annihilated Aboriginal communities. Simultaneously, early nineteenth-century Friends were members of a translocal, transatlantic community characterized by pacifism and an involvement in transnational humanitarian efforts, such as the abolitionist and the prison reform movements as well as the Aborigines Protection Society. Considering these ideals, how did Quakers negotiate the violence of the frontier? To answer this question, the book looks at Tasmanian and South Australian Quakers’ lives and experiences, their journeys and their writings. Building on recent scholarship on the entanglement between the local and the global, each chapter adopts a different historical perspective in terms of breadth and focused time period. The study combines these different takes to capture the complexities of this topic and era.

About the authors

Eva Bischoff is Assistant Professor of International History at Trier University, Germany. Her research interests include Colonial and Imperial History, Postcolonial Studies, Settler Colonial Studies as well as Gender/Queer Studies. 

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  • Due: March 21, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-32666-1
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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Benevolent Colonizers in Nineteenth-Century Australia
Book Subtitle
Quaker Lives and Ideals
Authors
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-32667-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-32666-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Illustrations
24 illustrations in colour
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