This book examines how participation in the British Empire shaped constructions of Scottish national identity. It makes an important contribution to our understanding of 19th-century and early 20th-century Scottish society through its original use of a wide range of primary sources, and covers new ground in its assessment of the impact of empire at home.
2: Empire and national identity
3: Empire and civil society organisations
4: Enlightening the heathen in religious truth - the Scottish Presbyterian missionary movement
5: 'Missionary intelligence' and the construction of identities: religion, race, gender and class
6: Remembering and reproducing Scotland: the construction of national identity
7: From 'maniacs' to the 'best of its manhood': the appropriation of the missionary as Scottish empire-builder
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A valuable addition to the historiography on national identity within the British Isles.