Insurgent Empire examines how such stresses and strains — generated over
several decades throughout the period of colonial rule rather than during formal
decolonization alone – made their impact felt in periodic crises of empire, which
Author: Priyamvada Gopal
Publisher: Verso Books
Category: Political Science
How rebellious colonies changed British attitudes to empire Insurgent Empire shows how Britain’s enslaved and colonial subjects were active agents in their own liberation. What is more, they shaped British ideas of freedom and emancipation back in the United Kingdom. Priyamvada Gopal examines a century of dissent on the question of empire and shows how British critics of empire were influenced by rebellions and resistance in the colonies, from the West Indies and East Africa to Egypt and India. In addition, a pivotal role in fomenting resistance was played by anticolonial campaigners based in London, right at the heart of empire. Much has been written on how colonized peoples took up British and European ideas and turned them against empire when making claims to freedom and self-determination. Insurgent Empire sets the record straight in demonstrating that these people were much more than victims of imperialism or, subsequently, the passive beneficiaries of an enlightened British conscience—they were insurgents whose legacies shaped and benefited the nation that once oppressed them.
See also Wilfrid Blunt's grim appraisal, “The Shame of the Nineteenth Century,”
quoted in Gopal, Insurgent Empire, 164, 341, 342. A critical exception is Davis,
Late Victorian Holocausts. On British socialist and anti imperialist thought in this ...
Author: Priya Satia
Publisher: Harvard University Press
An award-winning author reconsiders the role of historians in political debate. For generations, British thinkers told the history of an empire whose story was still very much in the making. While they wrote of conquest, imperial rule in India, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean was consolidated. While they described the development of imperial governance, rebellions were brutally crushed. As they reimagined empire during the two world wars, decolonization was compromised. Priya Satia shows how these historians not only interpreted the major political events of their time but also shaped the future that followed. Satia makes clear that historical imagination played a significant role in the unfolding of empire. History emerged as a mode of ethics in the modern period, endowing historians from John Stuart Mill to Winston Churchill with outsized policymaking power. At key moments in Satia’s telling, we find Britons warding off guilty conscience by recourse to particular notions of history, especially those that spotlighted great men helpless before the will of Providence. Braided with this story is an account of alternative visions articulated by anticolonial thinkers such as William Blake, Mahatma Gandhi, and E. P. Thompson. By the mid-twentieth century, their approaches had reshaped the discipline of history and the ethics that came with it. Time’s Monster demonstrates the dramatic consequences of writing history today as much as in the past. Against the backdrop of enduring global inequalities, debates about reparations, and the crisis in the humanities, Satia’s is an urgent moral voice.
See also N El-Nany, (B)Ordering Britain: Law, Race and Empire (Manchester,
Manchester University Press, 2020). P Gopal, Insurgent Empire: Anti Colonial
Resistance and British Dissent (London, Verso, 2019) vii–x, 1–32, 406–441 and
Author: Fareda Banda
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This innovative book looks at the topic of migration through the prism of law and literature. The author uses a rich mix of novels, short stories, literary realism, human rights and comparative literature to explore the experiences of African migrants and asylum seekers. The book is divided into two. Part one is conceptual and focuses on art activism and the myriad ways in which people have sought to 'write justice.' Using Mazrui's diasporas of slavery and colonialism, it then considers histories of migration across the centuries before honing in on the recent anti-migration policies of western states. Achiume is used to show how these histories of imposition and exploitation create a bond which bestows on Africans a “status as co-sovereigns of the First World through citizenship.” The many fictional examples of the schemes used to gain entry are set against the formal legal processes. Attention is paid to life post-arrival which for asylum seekers may include periods in detention. The impact of the increased hostility of receiving states is examined in light of their human rights obligations. Consideration is paid to how Africans navigate their post-migration lives which includes reconciling themselves to status fracture-taking on jobs for which they are over-qualified, while simultaneously dealing with the resentment borne of status threat on the part of the citizenry. Part two moves from the general to consider the intersections of gender and status focusing on women, LGBTI individuals and children. Focusing on their human rights and the fictional literature, chapter four looks at women who have been trafficked as well as domestic workers and hotel maids while chapter five is on LGBTI people whose legal and literary stories are only now being told. The final substantive chapter considers the experiences of children who may arrive as unaccompanied minors. Using a mixture of poetry and first person accounts, the chapter examines the post-arrival lives of children, some of whom may be citizens but who are continually made to feel like outsiders. The conclusion follows, starting with two stories about walls by Hadero and Lanchester which are used to illustrate the themes discussed in the book. Few African lawyers write about literature and few books and articles in Western law and literature look at books by or about Africans, so a book that engages with both is long overdue. This book provides fascinating reading for academics, students of law, literature, gender and migration studies, and indeed the general public.
If any one prowess stand prominent in the insurgent great reform Aags , it is that
which Lord bulletins , but on looking a little ... crowns , proclaimed the insurgent
emperor , the better half of the Chinese empire , it is and denounced him of Pekin
Following the successful struggle against Denkyira , Osei Tutu created political
alliances in order to strengthen his insurgent empire . But his death by ambush in
1712 aborted Osei Tutu's empire - building . Fortunately , the Ashanti empire ...
Author: James E. Trupin
Category: Africa, West
Discusses the political, economic, and cultural history of West Africa.
“Our scientific division has analyzed the limb found in the belly of the cascid and,
through genetic identification, we have determined that it is the remains of an insurgent from among our own kind—yes, from among the Illyri, though obviously
Author: John Connolly
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
With the fate of the world at stake, Syl and Paul battle the sinister forces of the Nairene Sisterhood in this second thrilling Chronicles of the Invaders novel from New York Times bestselling author John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard that “should not be missed” (The Guardian). The Illyri have conquered and occupied the Earth. The Resistance are nothing more than an annoyance to the alien race of superior technology and military strength. When caught, young rebels are forced to join the Brigades, sent to the edges of the growing Illyri Empire. Paul Kerr is one such soldier—torn from his home and from his beloved Syl Hellais. She is the first alien child born on Earth, a creature possessed of unimaginable powers. Now Paul and Syl must endure the terrible exile that her race has deemed just punishment for their love. But the conquest of Earth is not all it seems. There is another species involved—the Others—and the Illyri will kill to keep its existence secret. Light years from Earth and millions of miles apart, Paul and Syl must find a way to reveal the horrifying truth behind the Empire and save all that they hold dear from the hunger of the Others. Even at the cost of their own lives.
Supposing the accuracy of the representations , we should deem the boy -
emperor a weakling , and the insurgent chief a man fit to lead the armies of an empire against a Caesar or a Napoleon . Commanding intellect , deep
Aguinaldo , insurgent leader , here , will come Hong Kong arrange with
Commodore for general co - operation insurgents Manila if desired . U.S. Consul
- General Pratt , Singapore , to Commodore Dewey , Hongkong , April 24 , 1898.
After the capture of Manila the insurgents Thus was begun the war , of which the
Comwere guilty of all manner of abuses , and it mission speaks as follows :
became necessary to order them back into " Deplorable as war is , the one in
... against Pompey ' s son Sextus , who had carved out for himself an insurgent empire made up of Sicily , Corsica and Sardinia . This fleet , faithfully given ,
brought Octavian complete success and made possible his consolidation of the
Author: Noel I. Garde
Publisher: New York : Vantage Press
Category: Gay men
"Jonathan to Gide brings together for the first time in a single volume the names and biographies of over 300 famous men, all of whom have played important roles in political or cultural history. Saint and murderer, emperor and poet, general and artist, they have only one thing in common aside from their fame-they have all been cited in one or another responsible printed work as having been homosexual or homoerotic. The group includes those alleged to have been actively homosexual, occasionally homosexual, bisexual or completely sublimated. The source for the homosexual allegation, explicit or implicit, is given in each case, generally with specific page reference. The group runs the gamut from the noblest type of sublimated individual like Jesus, Washington or Michaelangelo to such villainous characters as Gilles de Raiz, Titus Oates or the Marquis de Sade"--Publisher description
Maximin , however , survives , faced only with the impersonal threat of an
outraged and insurgent Empire . Dryden thus modifies the French play's idealism
of statecraft and character , and uses his characters ' imperfection and
pragmatism as ...
First and last self is humanity's most troublesome possession , the one insurgent empire it has never been able to subdue . The answers are various enough : lose
it , said Gautama , in the peace of Nirvana . Lose it , said the Brahman , in the ...
Last summer the Bush administration and Army made a stunning policy change
by arming Sunni insurgents. Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia, a homegrown Sunni
Arab insurgent group led by foreign terrorists, alienated Sunni tribal sheiks by ...
Author: Gary Dorrien
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Sourcing the major traditions of progressive Christian social ethics social gospel liberalism, Niebuhrian realism, and liberation theology Gary Dorrien argues for the social-ethical necessity of social justice politics. In carefully reasoned essays, he focuses on three subjects: the ethics and politics of economic justice, racial and gender justice, and antimilitarism, making a constructive case for economic democracy, along with a liberationist understanding of racial and gender justice and an anti-imperial form of liberal internationalism. In Dorrien's view, the three major discourse traditions of progressive Christian social ethics share a fundamental commitment to transform the structures of society in the direction of social justice. His reflections on these topics feature innovative analyses of major figures, such as Walter Rauschenbusch, Reinhold Niebuhr, James Burnham, Norman Thomas, and Michael Harrington, and an extensive engagement with contemporary intellectuals, such as Rosemary R. Ruether, Katie Cannon, Gregory Baum, and Cornel West. Dorrien also weaves his personal experiences into his narrative, especially his involvement in social justice movements. He includes a special chapter on the 2008 presidential campaign and the historic candidacy of Barack Obama.
The insurgents in this part of the country , after two defeats , had fled in the
direction of Peterwardein and Szegedin ; these successes had allowed General
Rukawina to succour Arad , which fortress the Magyars had attacked ; and he
that all the insurgents of Spain were swarming down upon him , and hastened to
take up a defensive position , and to cry out loudly for succour . General Lefebvre
- Desnoettes , acting in place of General Verdier , who had been wounded at ...
... on the ist inst . , to the Insurgent authorities at Nanking , and of their reply ,
together with a copy of the Pass to be used ... be interfered with by the insurgents
, but that all intercourse held with any place in their possession , will be
Author: Marie Joseph L. Adolphe ThiersPublish On: 1861
However , it was sufficient to interfere with his military preparations , and it would
be absolutely necessary to send some troops to the frontier of the insurgent
country , if he did not wish the evil to spread further . He was , therefore , obliged
Author: Henry Tyrrell (teacher of elocution.)Publish On: 1879
... as of arresting armed men or others fact , could not be said to have been
armed belonging to insurgent bands or marauders . at all , assembled at Bar ,
and continually reTbis ordinance meant much more than ceived fresh
In the nineteenth century, tens of thousands of people on the island of Cuba
made a revolution against a four-hundred-year-old Spanish empire. By several
measures, the timing of their efforts was surprising. They came not in the Age of ...
Author: Ada Ferrer
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
In the late nineteenth century, in an age of ascendant racism and imperial expansion, there emerged in Cuba a movement that unified black, mulatto, and white men in an attack on Europe's oldest empire, with the goal of creating a nation explicitly defined as antiracist. This book tells the story of the thirty-year unfolding and undoing of that movement. Ada Ferrer examines the participation of black and mulatto Cubans in nationalist insurgency from 1868, when a slaveholder began the revolution by freeing his slaves, until the intervention of racially segregated American forces in 1898. In so doing, she uncovers the struggles over the boundaries of citizenship and nationality that their participation brought to the fore, and she shows that even as black participation helped sustain the movement ideologically and militarily, it simultaneously prompted accusations of race war and fed the forces of counterinsurgency. Carefully examining the tensions between racism and antiracism contained within Cuban nationalism, Ferrer paints a dynamic portrait of a movement built upon the coexistence of an ideology of racial fraternity and the persistence of presumptions of hierarchy.
The number of the insurgent forces was estimated at 200,000 infantry and 9000
horsemen . The levy for the auxiliary troops , which had taken place more
especially among the Pannonians to a considerable extent , had diffused more
widely a ...