The rights of Britain's imperial citizens: lessons from Mauritius, 1832-1844
Wednesday, 13 February 2019
Speaker: Zaki Nahaboo
The relationship between citizenship and British colonial subjecthood is commonly understood as mutually exclusive. This talk explores another dimension to their relationship by avoiding the anachronisms of postcolonial nationalist historiography. It argues that Rémy Ollier's activism exhibited one of the earliest attempts by a racialized subject to explicitly claim rights within, rather than against, the British Empire.
Hosted by the Political Studies Research Group.