Connected Worlds

History in Transnational Perspective

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
Defining transnational history
Transnational historiography
Gaining new insights: the transnational history of black political movements
The dangers of transnational history
Australian perspectives
This volume
2. Different Modes of Transnational History
2. Putting the nation in its place?
3. Paths not yet taken, voices not yet heard
4. Postcolonial histories and Catherine Hall’s Civilising Subjects
3. Migration and Other Voyages
5. Steal a handkerchief, see the world
Thomas Limpus’s first convict voyage
The second voyage
The third voyage: the First Fleet
6. Revolution and respectability
History and legend
Political history of the Masonic network
Urbanisation, consolidation, and depoliticisation
In Memoriam
7. ‘Innocents abroad’ and ‘prohibited immigrants’
8. Postwar British emigrants and the ‘transnational moment’
4. Modernity, Film and Romance
9. ‘Films as foreign offices’
10. Modern nomads and national film history
11. The Americanisation of romantic love in Australia
The culture of romantic love in the United States
The culture of romantic love in nineteenth-century Australia
The romanticisation of consumption in Australia
World War II and gendered romantic consumption
5. Transnational Racial Politics
12. Transcultural/transnational interaction and influences on Aboriginal Australia
Aboriginal Australians and African worldwide politics
Aboriginal contacts with non-Europeans
Aboriginal Australians and international travel
13. From Mississippi to Melbourne via Natal
‘This new religion of whiteness’
The Mississippi precedent: the education test of 1890
A literacy test to restrict immigration to the United States
Founded on the American Act: Natal introduces immigration restriction
The White Australia policy
6. Postcolonial Transnationalism
14. Islam, Europe and Indian nationalism
A derivative discourse?
Arabic into Latin
Mughal to British
The Tuhfat
The English writings
Polar history writing