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By Adele Perry

A research of the lived historical past of nineteenth-century British imperialism during the lives of 1 in North the US, the Caribbean and the uk. The favorite colonial governor James Douglas used to be born in 1803 in what's now Guyana, most likely to a unfastened lady of color and an itinerant Scottish father. within the North American fur-trade, he married Amelia Connolly, the daughter of a Cree mom and an Irish-Canadian father. Adele Perry strains their friends and family over the process the 'long' nineteenth-century, utilizing cautious archival examine to provide an research of the imperial global that's instantly intimate and important, wide-ranging and sharply targeted. Perry engages feminist scholarship on gender and intimacy, serious analyses approximately colonial information, transnational and postcolonial heritage and the 'new imperial heritage' to indicate how this era could be rethought via one robust family members situated on the British Empire's margins.

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