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Author Beasley, Edward, 1964-
Title Mid-Victorian imperialists : British gentlemen and the empire of the mind / Edward Beasley.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2005.

Author Beasley, Edward, 1964-
Series British foreign and colonial policy
Cass series--British foreign and colonial policy.
Subject Public opinion -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Imperialism -- Public opinion -- History -- 19th century.
Imperialism -- History -- 19th century -- Historiography.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- History -- 19th century -- Historiography.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Administration -- History -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Public opinion -- History -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 220 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-214) and index.
Contents Chapter 1 Introduction -- chapter 2 Arthur Mills, almanacs and despotism -- chapter 3 The man who ran the Empire -- chapter 4 Frederic Rogers and the 'transcendental expectation' -- chapter 5 Letters from Australia, Part I: the citizens -- chapter 6 Letters from Australia, Part II: the governor and the end of the world -- chapter 7 The variety of Englishmen and their empires, Part I -- chapter 8 The variety of Englishmen and their empires, Part II -- chapter 9 Generalizing about humanity: Lord Carnarvon -- chapter 10 Rawlinson, Northcote and the imperialism of information management -- chapter 11 Conclusion.
Summary "Throughout the nineteenth century the British Empire was the subject of much writing; floods of articles, books and government reports were produced about the areas under British control and the overall idea of imperialism. Mid-Victorian Imperialists investigates how the Victorians made sense of all the information regarding the Empire. It examines the writings of a collection of gentlemen who were amongst the first people to join the Colonial Society in 1868 and 1869. These men included imperial officials, leading settlers, British politicians and writers.
Beasley looks at the common trends in their beliefs about the British Empire and how their thoughts changed during their lives, shedding light on how mid-Victorian theories of racial, cultural and political classification arose. The book focuses on the lives of particular men and their thoughts on empire to reveal how Victorian ideologies of imperialism came about."--Jacket.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0203329279 (electronic bk.)
9780203329276 (electronic bk.)
0714656984 (Cloth)
OCLC # 252749977
Additional Format Print version: Beasley, Edward, 1964- Mid-Victorian imperialists. London ; New York : Routledge, 2005 (DLC) 2004028868