Colonial relations : the Douglas-Connolly Family and the nineteenth-century imperial world /

A study of the lived history of nineteenth-century British imperialism through the lives of one extended family in North America, the Caribbean and the United Kingdom. The prominent colonial governor James Douglas was born in 1803 in what is now Guyana, probably to a free woman of colour and an itin...

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Author / Creator:Perry, Adele, author.
Imprint:Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Description:xiii, 296 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:English
Series:Critical perspectives on empire
Critical perspectives on empire.
Subject:Douglas, James, -- 1803-1877 -- Family.
Douglas, Amelia, -- 1812-1890 -- Family.
Douglas, Amelia, -- 1812-1890.
Douglas, James, -- 1803-1877.
Colonial administrators -- Great Britain -- Biography.
British colonies.
Colonial administrators.
Families.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- History -- 19th century.
Great Britain.
Biography.
History.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/10169150
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ISBN:9781107037618
1107037611
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:A study of the lived history of nineteenth-century British imperialism through the lives of one extended family in North America, the Caribbean and the United Kingdom. The prominent colonial governor James Douglas was born in 1803 in what is now Guyana, probably to a free woman of colour and an itinerant Scottish father. In the North American fur-trade, he married Amelia Connolly, the daughter of a Cree woman and an Irish-Canadian father. Adele Perry traces their family and friends over the course of the 'long' nineteenth-century, using careful archival research to offer an analysis of the imperial world that is at once intimate and critical, wide-ranging and sharply focused. Perry engages feminist scholarship on gender and intimacy, critical analyses about colonial archives, transnational and postcolonial history and the 'new imperial history' to suggest how this period might be rethought through one powerful family located at the British Empire's margins.