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British Settler Emigration in Print, 1832–1877
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British Settler Emigration in Print, 1832–1877

Jude Piesse

Abstract

This book examines the literary culture of Victorian mass settler emigration as it circulated across a broad range of contemporary periodicals. It argues that the Victorian periodical was an inherently mobile form, which had an unrivalled capacity to register mass settler emigration and moderate its disruptive potential. The first three chapters focus on settler emigration genres that featured within a range of mainstream, middle-class periodicals, incorporating the analysis of emigrant voyage texts, emigration-themed Christmas stories, and serialized novels about settlement. These genres are ... More

Keywords: settler emigration, emigration literature, nineteenth-century emigration, Victorian emigration, Victorian literature, Victorian periodical, Victorian empire, Victorian print culture, digitization, global circulation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198752967
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752967.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jude Piesse, author
Associate Lecturer, Plymouth University, the University of Exeter, and the Open University.