Remembering and Forgetting the Scottish Highlands: Sir James Mackintosh and the Forging of a British Imperial Identity

@article{Gust2013RememberingAF,
  title={Remembering and Forgetting the Scottish Highlands: Sir James Mackintosh and the Forging of a British Imperial Identity},
  author={Onni Gust},
  journal={Journal of British Studies},
  year={2013},
  volume={52},
  pages={615 - 637}
}
  • Onni Gust
  • Published 1 July 2013
  • History
  • Journal of British Studies
Abstract This article explores the formation of British imperial identity through a focus on the career of Sir James Mackintosh (1765–1832), a well-known Whig intellectual and imperial careerist who originally hailed from the Highlands of Scotland. Using Mackintosh's unpublished letters and autobiography, the article shows how he imagined and narrated his relationship to the Scottish Highlands from the vantage points of Bombay and London. In contrast to recent historiography that has focused on… 
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