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The Resource Britannia's embrace : modern humanitarianism and the imperial origins of refugee relief, Caroline Shaw

Britannia's embrace : modern humanitarianism and the imperial origins of refugee relief, Caroline Shaw

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Britannia's embrace : modern humanitarianism and the imperial origins of refugee relief
Title
Britannia's embrace
Title remainder
modern humanitarianism and the imperial origins of refugee relief
Statement of responsibility
Caroline Shaw
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Language
eng
Summary
"On the eve of the American Revolution, the refugee was, according to British tradition, a Protestant who sought shelter from continental persecution. By the turn of the twentieth century, however, British refuge would be celebrated internationally as being open to all persecuted foreigners. Britain had become a haven for fugitives as diverse as Karl Marx and Louis Napoleon, Simón Bolívar and Frederick Douglass. How and why did the refugee category expand? How, in a period when no law forbade foreigners entry to Britain, did the refugee emerge as a category for humanitarian and political action? Why did the plight of these particular foreigners become such a characteristically British concern? Current understandings about the origins of refuge have focused on the period after 1914. Britannia's Embrace offers the first historical analysis of the origins of this modern humanitarian norm in the long nineteenth century. At a time when Britons were reshaping their own political culture, this charitable endeavor became constitutive of what it meant to be liberal on the global stage. Like British anti-slavery, its sister movement, campaigning on behalf of foreign refugees seemed to give purpose to the growing empire and the resources of empire gave it greater strength. By the dawn of the twentieth century, British efforts on behalf of persecuted foreigners declined precipitously, but its legacies in law and in modern humanitarian politics would be long-lasting. In telling this story, Britannia's Embrace puts refugee relief front and center in histories of human rights and international law and of studies of Britain in the world. In so doing, it describes the dynamic relationship between law, resources, and moral storytelling that remains critical to humanitarianism today"--
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1979-
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Shaw, Caroline
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Refugees
  • Political refugees
  • Humanitarianism
  • Refugees
  • Asylum, Right of
  • Imperialism
  • HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Human Rights
  • HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century
  • Asylum, Right of
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Humanitarianism
  • Imperialism
  • Liberalism
  • Political refugees
  • Politics and government
  • Refugees
  • Refugees
  • Liberalism
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Britannia's embrace : modern humanitarianism and the imperial origins of refugee relief, Caroline Shaw
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-298) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The rise of liberal refuge. Catholic émigrés and the Protestant nation ; The consolation of refuge ; Telling stories, taking action ; Taking refuge in empire ; Colonial refuge in the metropolitan eye -- A national tradition or a universal right? : refuge and the law. Heroes, villains, and the parameters of political asylum ; Probing the limits of imperial humanitarianism ; Hardening the humanitarian heart -- Conclusion : Moral politics and the quest for a language of right
Control code
898531054
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 313 pages
Isbn
9780190200985
Lccn
2014040922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Bates: Caroline Shaw, member of the Bates College Faculty
System control number
(OCoLC)898531054
Label
Britannia's embrace : modern humanitarianism and the imperial origins of refugee relief, Caroline Shaw
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rise of liberal refuge. Catholic émigrés and the Protestant nation ; The consolation of refuge ; Telling stories, taking action ; Taking refuge in empire ; Colonial refuge in the metropolitan eye -- A national tradition or a universal right? : refuge and the law. Heroes, villains, and the parameters of political asylum ; Probing the limits of imperial humanitarianism ; Hardening the humanitarian heart -- Conclusion : Moral politics and the quest for a language of right
Control code
898531054
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 313 pages
Isbn
9780190200985
Lccn
2014040922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Bates: Caroline Shaw, member of the Bates College Faculty
System control number
(OCoLC)898531054

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