British Empire (tagged articles)
Victorian Racism: An Explication of Scientific Knowledge, its Social Character, and its Relation to Victorian Popular Culture
Peter H. Conlin - The British Empire of the nineteenth century displayed and embodied racism in its composite. In embodying this idea of racial inequality, the Empire created grounds on which it could justify the imperialist actions that it executed throughout the world during this... Keep Reading »
How Important is the Notion of the 'Civilising Mission' to Our Understanding of British Imperialism Before 1939?
Thanapat Pekanan - The ‘civilising mission' is a broad ideology that combines four main ideals; Enlightenment ideals, Christian / Evangelical ideas of pre-destination, racist ideas about white superiority and Liberalism. All these ideals have had a significant role in our understanding... Keep Reading »
Feminist and New Historicist Readings of Kipling's "The Man Who Would Be King"
Kelley S. Kent - “The Man Who Would Be King” (1888) is one of Rudyard Kipling’s most well known and highly acclaimed short stories. Michael Caine, Sean Connery, and Christopher Plummer starred in John Huston’s classic film adaptation (1975), which provided... Keep Reading »
Rudyard Kipling's Literary and Historical Legacy
Kelley S. Kent - Critical opinion of Rudyard Kipling, his imperialism, and his oeuvre has radically changed in the last century. Depending on the literary history and the time period, Kipling has been seen as either an exclusively South African poet (Warren 415), or “as little... Keep Reading »
Propaganda, Public Opinion, and the Second South African Boer War
Kelley S. Kent - The Second Boer War (1899‑1902) was costly for Great Britain and the semi‑independent South African Republic (Transvaal). It strained political relations between the British and the Boers, who did not gain independence from the United Kingdom until 1961... Keep Reading »
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