Representations of British Emigration, Colonisation and Settlement

Imagining Empire, 1800–1860

  • Authors
  • Robert D. Grant

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Robert D. Grant
    Pages 37-56
  3. Robert D. Grant
    Pages 79-99
  4. Robert D. Grant
    Pages 100-123
  5. Robert D. Grant
    Pages 159-174
  6. Robert D. Grant
    Pages 175-193
  7. Robert D. Grant
    Pages 194-203
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 204-235

About this book


This volume explores the complex relationships between early Nineteenth-Century representations of emigration, colonization and settlement, and the social, economic and cultural conditions within which they were produced. It stresses the role of writers, illustrators and artists in 'making' colonial/settler landscapes within the metropolitan imaginary, paying particularly close attention to the complex interdependencies between metropolis and colony, which have too often been reduced to simplistic binaries of centre and periphery, metropolitan core and colonial outpost. Focusing on material dealing with Canada, the Cape, Australia and New Zealand, its interdisciplinarity and global reach consequently adds considerably to the field of colonial studies.


colonial studies colonization England migration settlement settler

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-52415-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-51031-9
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