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The Resource Last outpost on the Zulu frontiers : Fort Napier and the British imperial garrison, Graham Dominy

Last outpost on the Zulu frontiers : Fort Napier and the British imperial garrison, Graham Dominy

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Last outpost on the Zulu frontiers : Fort Napier and the British imperial garrison
Title
Last outpost on the Zulu frontiers
Title remainder
Fort Napier and the British imperial garrison
Statement of responsibility
Graham Dominy
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "'Fort Napier : Outpost of the British Colonial State in Natal, 1843-1914' is a social history of the British garrison at Fort Napier, from its establishment in 1843 to its departure for the Western Front at the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. The garrison remained at Fort Napier for seventy-one years, far longer than garrisons in other parts of the empire. Author Graham Dominy argues that because of the garrison's relative isolation and weakness, it remained 'temporary' in the eyes of influential British military personnel for decades, never manifesting as an effective instrument of imperial power. While the troops' presence ironically played a significant role in undermining the ethos and ideology of the imperial state, the cultural, political and economic methods of influence that the garrison used to compensate for their 'temporary' status have done much to shape modern South Africa"--
  • "Small and isolated in the Colony of Natal, Fort Napier was long treated like a temporary outpost of the expanding British Empire. Yet British troops manned this South African garrison for over seventy years. Tasked with protecting colonists, the fort became even more significant as an influence on, and reference point for, settler society. Graham Dominy's Last Outpost on the Zulu Frontier reveals the unexamined but pivotal role of Fort Napier in the peacetime public dramas of the colony. Its triumphalist colonial-themed pageantry belied colonists's worries about their own vulnerability. As Dominy shows, the cultural, political, and economic methods used by the garrison compensated for this perceived weakness. Settler elites married their daughters to soldiers to create and preserve an English-speaking oligarchy. At the same time, garrison troops formed the backbone of a consumer market that allowed colonists to form banking and property interests that consolidated their control"--
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Dominy, G. A.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The History of Military Occupation
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  • Garrisons
  • Fort Napier (South Africa)
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • British
  • Colonists
  • Soldiers
  • Imperialism
  • KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa)
  • KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa)
  • Great Britain
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • British
  • British colonies
  • Colonists
  • Colonization
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Garrisons
  • Imperialism
  • Soldiers
  • Africa
  • South Africa
Label
Last outpost on the Zulu frontiers : Fort Napier and the British imperial garrison, Graham Dominy
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Fort Napier : A Garrison among Garrisons -- From Whence They Came : An Overview of Queen Victoria's Army -- Establishing an Imperial Presence : Bayside Battles, Diplomacy, Women's Revolts, and the Reluctant March on Maritzburg -- Building a Fort : Plans, Impermanence, and Imperial Policies -- Pageantry, Pioneers, Panics, and Punitive Expeditions : The Pivotal Role of the Garrison in Creating a Colonial State, 1843-63 -- Ceremonies and Crises: The Garrison in the Established Colony, 1860s-1890s -- Soldiers in Garrison : Discipline, Indiscipline, and Mutiny -- The Inniskilling Fusiliers : Bandits, Brawlers, or Mutineers? -- The Garrison and the Wider Society : Placing the "Rough and the Respectable" in the Colonial Context -- "For the Colonel's Lady and Judy O'Grady Are Sisters under Their Skins" : Class and Gender Relationships in the Garrison -- Spending the Queen's Shilling : The Economic Influence of the Natal Garrison -- The Garrison and the State : Changing Relationships of Power -- Recessional : The Last of the Garrison, the Fate of the Fort, and Its Place in Folk Memories -- Appendix: List of Regiments in Garrison in Natal/Pietermaritzburg, 1842-1914 -- Note on sources
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ocn945771874
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780252098246
Lccn
2015035921
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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c
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22573/ctt18j8bc1
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945771874
Label
Last outpost on the Zulu frontiers : Fort Napier and the British imperial garrison, Graham Dominy
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fort Napier : A Garrison among Garrisons -- From Whence They Came : An Overview of Queen Victoria's Army -- Establishing an Imperial Presence : Bayside Battles, Diplomacy, Women's Revolts, and the Reluctant March on Maritzburg -- Building a Fort : Plans, Impermanence, and Imperial Policies -- Pageantry, Pioneers, Panics, and Punitive Expeditions : The Pivotal Role of the Garrison in Creating a Colonial State, 1843-63 -- Ceremonies and Crises: The Garrison in the Established Colony, 1860s-1890s -- Soldiers in Garrison : Discipline, Indiscipline, and Mutiny -- The Inniskilling Fusiliers : Bandits, Brawlers, or Mutineers? -- The Garrison and the Wider Society : Placing the "Rough and the Respectable" in the Colonial Context -- "For the Colonel's Lady and Judy O'Grady Are Sisters under Their Skins" : Class and Gender Relationships in the Garrison -- Spending the Queen's Shilling : The Economic Influence of the Natal Garrison -- The Garrison and the State : Changing Relationships of Power -- Recessional : The Last of the Garrison, the Fate of the Fort, and Its Place in Folk Memories -- Appendix: List of Regiments in Garrison in Natal/Pietermaritzburg, 1842-1914 -- Note on sources
Control code
ocn945771874
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252098246
Lccn
2015035921
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt18j8bc1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945771874

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