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The Colonial Policy of Lord John Russell's Administration

by Earl Grey

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

The Colonial Policy of Lord John Russell's Administration Synopsis

Henry Grey, 3rd Earl Grey (1802-1894) served as Great Britain's Secretary of State for War and the Colonies during the 1846-1852 administration of Prime Minister Lord John Russell. Following his time in office, Grey composed the two-volume Colonial Policy (1853) as a means of illuminating the actions and policies of the government he helped lead. Written in the form of letters addressed to Lord John himself, its goal was to give readers curious about colonial policy 'the means of knowing the real character and scope of those measures, and the grounds upon which they were adopted'. In this first volume, Grey offers some preliminary remarks before focusing on the Caribbean, British North America, and Australia. Seen in its entirety, this 'insider' work remains an important resource for students of colonial policy during this period of the expansion of British rule.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781108020787
Publication date: 30th September 2010
Author: Earl Grey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 490 pages
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