This research is located within the tradition of British social history but uses interdisciplinary approaches to investigate its central object of study - the English C19 middle class. The project aims to investigate the ethnic and gendered consciousness of the English middle class. English middle class men and women defined themselves not only in terms of their difference from and antagonism to other social classes, but also in terms of their difference from other races and peoples, especially the Irish, the Jews and the blacks. The central hypothesis of the research is that there was a shift in respectable middle class public opinion from the orthodoxy of emancipation in the 1830s to the legitimation of new forms of racism by the 1860s. The aim is to investigate and explain this shift using the particular example of the English relation to Jamaica. The research will operate both at the national and local level. Nationally it will focus on Colonial Office papers, missionary archives, periodicals, pamphlets, essays etc. The local study, which is on Birmingham, will utilise private papers, institutional records and the local press to build up an account of changing middle class attitudes to race and ethnicity over this period.



Dealing with difference : histories, ethnicities and the new Europe

Author: M Liljestrom Date: Saturday, January 1, 1994 Book chapter

Dealing with difference : histories, ethnicities and the new Europe

Author: M Liljestrom Date: Saturday, January 1, 1994 Book chapter

From Greenland's icy mountains, to Africa's golden sand : ethnicity, race and nation in mid nineteenth century England'

Author: C M Hall Date: Friday, January 1, 1993 Journal article

Gender politics and imperial politics : rethinking the histories of empire

Author: V Shephard Date: Saturday, January 1, 1994 Book chapter

Gender politics and imperial politics : rethinking the histories of empire

Author: V Shephard Date: Saturday, January 1, 1994 Book chapter

Imperial man : Edward Eyre in Australasia and the West Indies 1833-66

Author: B Schwarz Date: Monday, January 1, 1996 Book chapter

Imperial man : Edward Eyre in Australasia and the West Indies 1833-66

Author: B Schwarz Date: Monday, January 1, 1996 Book chapter

Imperial man : Edward Eyre in Australasia and the West Indies 1833-66

Author: C M Hall Date: Monday, January 1, 1996 Book chapter

In the name of which father?

Author: C M Hall Date: Wednesday, January 1, 1992 Journal article

Jamaican stories : English representations of Jamaica in the mid- nineteenth century

Author: C M Hall Date: Monday, September 11, 2000 Conference paper/presentation

Male identities : gender and ethnicity in nineteenth century England

Author: C M Hall Date: Monday, September 11, 2000 Conference paper/presentation

Missionary stories : gender and ethnicity in England in the 1830s and 40s

Author: C M Hall Date: Tuesday, January 1, 1991 Book chapter

Missionary stories : gender and ethnicity in nineteenth century England

Author: C M Hall Date: Monday, September 11, 2000 Conference paper/presentation

The dream of emancipation; English ideas about Jamaica

Author: C M Hall Date: Monday, September 11, 2000 Conference paper/presentation

White, male and middle class : explorations in feminism and history

Author: C M Hall Date: Wednesday, January 1, 1992 Book

Start date
Friday, August 31, 1990
End date
Sunday, August 30, 1992
Grant holder
Prof Hall
Grant amount
$31,969.00
Grant reference
R000232169
Discipline
Sociology
Grant type