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Liberalism in Empire: An Alternative History (Berkeley Series in British Studies #8)

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While the need for a history of liberalism that goes beyond its conventional European limits is well recognized, the agrarian backwaters of the British Empire might seem an unlikely place to start. Yet specifically liberal preoccupations with property and freedom evolved as central to agrarian policy and politics in colonial Bengal. Liberalism in Empire explores the genera ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published July 3rd 2014 by University of California Press (first published January 1st 2014)
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