The Politics of Empathy across the British Empire
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List of figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction: emotions and empire; 1. Children of empire: British nationalism and colonial utopias; 2. Colonial 'blind spots': images of frontier conflict; 3. Australian Uncle Tom's Cabins; 4. The homeless of empire? Imperial outcasts in Bleak House; 5. Christian heroes on the new frontier; 6. Charity begins at home? Philanthropy, magic lantern slides and missionary performances; 7. The Republican debate and popular royalism: 'a strange reluctance to actually shout at the Queen'; Bibliography; Index.
Examines the politicisation of empathy across the British empire during the nineteenth century and traces its legacies into the present.