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The Broad Stone of Empire

The Broad Stone of Empire
Problems of Crown Colony Administration, With Records of Personal Experience
2 Volume Set

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century

  • Date Published: November 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108023610

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  • Sir Charles Bruce (1836–1920) was a civil servant and colonial administrator who served for thirty-six years in various administrative and governing roles in Mauritius, Sri Lanka, the West Indies and Guyana. These volumes, first published in 1910, contain Bruce's discussions of the major problems of colonial administration. He provides a detailed survey of the development of national and colonial policy from 1815 to 1868 and imperial policy from 1868 to 1872, illustrating the historical context of late nineteenth-century colonial administration. Bruce then discusses in detail topics of importance to colonial administrators, including Crown law, labour and health, illustrating solutions to problems from his considerable experience. These volumes were intended as a reference work for students of colonial administration, and provide a wealth of information on the organisation and administration of British colonies in the nineteenth century.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108023610
    • dimensions: 250 x 324 x 68 mm
    • weight: 1.84kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 7 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. The Crown Colonies
    2. Our national policy, 1815–1868
    3. Our national policy, 1815–1868 continued
    4. Our colonial policy, 1815–1868
    5. Our imperial policy, 1868 and after
    6. The Colonial Office
    7. The Colonial Governor
    8. Local government
    9. Law
    10. Labour
    11. Race
    12. Health
    13. Health continued
    14. Health continued. Volume 2:
    15. Education in Crown Colonies
    16. Education continued
    17. Religion
    18. Agriculture
    19. Forestry
    20. Purposes of forestry
    20. Commerce
    21. Finance
    22. Transport
    23. Meteorology
    24. Imperial communications
    25. Fiscal system
    26. Defence
    27. The crown

  • Author

    Charles Bruce

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