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Author Chilton, Lisa,
Title Agents of empire : British female migration to Canada and Australia, 1860s-1930 / Lisa Chilton.
Imprint Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2007]
©2007

Author Chilton, Lisa,
Series Studies in gender and history ; 30
Studies in gender and history ; 30.
Subject Women immigrants -- Canada -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Women immigrants -- Canada -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Women immigrants -- Australia -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Women immigrants -- Australia -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Women -- Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Women -- Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Canada -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century.
Canada -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century.
Australia -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century.
Australia -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 240 pages) : illustrations.
monochrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- 1. 'With this sign I conquer' : middle-class female emigrators and the management of imperial migration -- 2. Safe passage : narratives of women in transit -- 3. 'Grit and grace' : a new class of women for the colonies -- 4. Letters 'home' : female emigrants and the imperial family of women -- 5. Welcoming women : reception work in Canada and Australia -- 6. Domesticating Canberra : the Federal Capital Commission and the Domestic-Servant Project -- Conclusion.
Summary "The period between the 1860s and the 1920s witnessed a wave of female migration from Britain to Canada and Australia, much of which was managed by women. Agents of Empire explores the work of the women who promoted, managed, and ultimately transformed single British women's experiences of migration." "Agents of Empire highlights the aims and methods behind the emigrators' work, as well as the implications and ramifications of their long-term engagement with this imperialistic feminizing project. Chilton provides insight into the struggle for control of female migration and female migrants, adding an important dimension to the study of gender, migration, and empire."--Book jacket.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781442685499 (electronic book)
1442685492 (electronic book)
9780802092748 (cloth)
0802092748 (cloth)
9780802094742 (paperback)
0802094740 (paperback)
ISBN/ISSN JSTOR purchased
OCLC # 608371994
Additional Format Print version: Chilton, Lisa. Agents of empire. Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, c2007 (DLC) 2007277269 (OCoLC)76800426


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