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Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series

Scottish Presbyterianism and Settler Colonial Politics

Empire of Dissent

Authors: Wallace, Valerie

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  • ​Shortlisted for the Saltire History Book of the Year 2018
  • Explores the lives and ideas of five colonial reformers to reveal a transcolonial network of Scottish dissenters in the British Empire
  • Recovers the experiences of Scottish Presbyterian dissenters from the fringes of colonial historiography
  • Considers the role of these colonial reformers in broader movements to secure church disestablishment, freedom of the press and representative government
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About this book

This book offers a new interpretation of political reform in the settler colonies of Britain’s empire in the early nineteenth century. It examines the influence of Scottish Presbyterian dissenting churches and their political values. It re-evaluates five notorious Scottish reformers and unpacks the Presbyterian foundation to their political ideas: Thomas Pringle (1789-1834), a poet in Cape Town; Thomas McCulloch (1776-1843), an educator in Pictou; John Dunmore Lang (1799-1878), a church minister in Sydney; William Lyon Mackenzie (1795-1861), a rebel in Toronto; and Samuel McDonald Martin (1805?-1848), a journalist in Auckland. The book weaves the five migrants’ stories together for the first time and demonstrates how the campaigns they led came to be intertwined. The book will appeal to historians of Scotland, Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the British Empire and the Scottish diaspora.

About the authors

Valerie Wallace is a Lecturer in History at Victoria University of Wellington in Aotearoa/New Zealand. In 2011 she was the inaugural US-UK Fulbright Commission Scottish Studies Scholar. Before that she was a researcher at the Bentham Project, University College London. 

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70467-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70466-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: March 26, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-88943-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Scottish Presbyterianism and Settler Colonial Politics
Book Subtitle
Empire of Dissent
Authors
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70467-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70467-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70466-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88943-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 308
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