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Hating Empire ProperlyThe Two Indies and the Limits of Enlightenment Anticolonialism$
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Sunil M. Agnani

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780823251803

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823251803.001.0001

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/ Atlantic Revolutions and Their Indian Echoes: The Place of the Americas in Burke's Asia Writings

/ Atlantic Revolutions and Their Indian Echoes: The Place of the Americas in Burke's Asia Writings

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Hating Empire Properly
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Sunil M. Agnani

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823251803.003.0006

This chapter extends Burke's notions of Jacobinism and Indianism to other domains by exploring the link between Britain's loss of the Americas and a rising interest in Asian conquests. It considers two Atlantic revolutions: the Haitian and the American. The first part of the chapter attempts to locate the significance of the Haitian Revolution within Burke's thought through a consideration of St. Domingue (Haiti after its revolution) in his letters and speeches to Parliament. The second part returns to some of Burke's earlier writings from the late 1770s and early 1780s to illustrate how the shifting imperial focus from the Americas to Asia is articulated at times as a “compensation in the East.”

Keywords:   Edmund Burke, Jacobinism, Indianism, Britain, Haitian Revolution, American Revolution, Asian conquest

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