East of the Cape in 1832: The Old Indies World, Empire Families and “Colonial Women” in Nineteenth-century Java1

  title={East of the Cape in 1832: The Old Indies World, Empire Families and “Colonial Women” in Nineteenth-century Java1},
  author={G. Roger Knight},
  pages={22 - 48}
  • G. Knight
  • Published 1 April 2012
  • History, Economics
  • Itinerario
This paper deals with several themes central to recent debate about Dutch colonial society in Java, the key island of the erstwhile Netherlands Indies. Primarily, these themes relate to the colonial-metropolitan nexus, and my discussion seeks to illuminate these themes with particular reference to the documented experiences of three women who were either on their way to the Indies—or making their way back from there—early in the 1830s. The paper's fundamental argument concerns the importance of… 
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