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British Settler Emigration in Print, 1832–1877$
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Jude Piesse

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198752967

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752967.001.0001

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‘Openings without Limit’

‘Openings without Limit’

Feminist Revisions of Settler Emigration

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British Settler Emigration in Print, 1832–1877

Jude Piesse

Oxford University Press

This chapter argues that Victorian feminist and women’s magazines contravened the gender dynamics of mainstream settler emigration discourses by producing positive visions of female emigrant mobility and by appropriating settler domesticity to empowering effects. The first half of the chapter focuses upon settler emigration literature in Eliza Cook’s Journal, arguing that it engaged with a range of domestic, artisanal, sentimental, and radical affiliations in order to open up powerfully feminized new vistas in the colonial imagination. It presents a close analysis of Eliza Meteyard’s ‘Lucy Dean: The Noble Needlewomen’ in this context. The second half focuses upon the writings of emigration promoter and journalist Maria Rye for the English Woman’s Journal and Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine. It argues that Rye’s work elucidates a broader moment of overlap in the histories of settler emigration and liberal feminism, when emigration became implicated in attempts to expand narrow conceptions of feminine work and mobility.

Keywords:   female emigration, Victorian women’s emigration, emigration literature, Eliza Cook’s Journal, Eliza Meteyard, Eliza Cook, Maria Rye, English Woman’s Journal, Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine, Victorian feminism

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