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Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series

Education and Empire

Children, Race and Humanitarianism in the British Settler Colonies, 1833–1880

Authors: Swartz, Rebecca

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  • Compares histories of colonial education across multiple sites, including the Caribbean, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa
  • Explores a wide spectrum of education, from broad imperial and governmental schemes, to local, intimate and emotional relationships between adults and children
  • Considers various parties interested in education, including Indigenous people, families, settlers, governments, missionaries and researchers
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This book tracks the changes in government involvement in Indigneous children’s education over the nineteenth century, drawing on case studies from the Caribbean, Australia and South Africa. Schools were pivotal in the production and reproduction of racial difference in the colonies of settlement.  Between 1833 and 1880, there were remarkable changes in thinking about education in Britain and the Empire with it increasingly seen as a government responsibility. At the same time, children’s needs came to be seen as different to those of their parents, and childhood was approached as a time to make interventions into Indigenous people’s lives. This period also saw shifts in thinking about race. Members of the public, researchers, missionaries and governments discussed the function of education, considering whether it could be used to further humanitarian or settler colonial aims. Underlying these questions were anxieties regarding the status of Indigenous people in newly colonised territories: the successful education of their children could show their potential for equality.

About the authors

Rebecca Swartz is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in History at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. She is an African Humanities Program research fellow, and held the Commonwealth Scholarship for her doctoral studies in the United Kingdom. She has published in the Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, and is co-editor, with Peter Kallaway, of Empire and Education in Africa: The Shaping of a Comparative Perspective (2016).

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: Education and Empire: Children, Race and Humanitarianism in the British Settler Colonies

    Swartz, Rebecca

    Pages 1-34

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  • ‘The Gift of Education’: Emancipation and Government Education in the West Indies, Britain and Beyond

    Swartz, Rebecca

    Pages 35-72

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  • Civilising Spaces: Government, Missionaries and Land in Education in Western Australia

    Swartz, Rebecca

    Pages 73-100

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  • ‘Forgotten and Neglected’: Settlers, Government and Africans’ Education in Natal

    Swartz, Rebecca

    Pages 101-129

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  • A Useful Education: Humanitarianism, Settler Colonialism and Industrial Schools in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa

    Swartz, Rebecca

    Pages 131-167

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Buy this book

eBook 59,49 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-95909-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 72,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: November 10, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-95908-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Education and Empire
Book Subtitle
Children, Race and Humanitarianism in the British Settler Colonies, 1833–1880
Authors
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-95909-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-95909-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-95908-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 253
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