Liberalism in Empire
An Alternative History (Berkeley Series in British Studies #8)
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Andrew Sartori’s examination shows the workings of a section of liberal policy makers and agrarian leaders who insisted that norms governing agrarian social relations be premised on the property-constituting powers of labor, which opened a new conceptual space for appeals to both political economy and the normative significance of property. It is conventional to see liberalism as traveling through the space of empire with the extension of colonial institutions and intellectual networks. Sartori’s focus on the Lockeanism of agrarian discourses of property, however, allows readers to grasp how liberalism could serve as a normative framework for both a triumphant colonial capitalism and a critique of capitalism from the standpoint of peasant property.
Praise For Liberalism in Empire: An Alternative History (Berkeley Series in British Studies #8)…
— American Historical Review
"Impressive, thought-provoking ... the book makes a very nuanced and persuasive case."
— Victorian Studies
University of California Press, 9780520281684, 288pp.
Publication Date: July 3, 2014