Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 From Mississippi to Melbourne Via Natal: The Invention of the Literacy Test as a Technology of Racial Exclusion
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Discusses the use of a literacy test as a measure of whiteness.

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    y Connected Worlds: History in Transnational Perspective Ann Curthoys (editor), Marilyn Lake (editor), Canberra : ANU E Press , 2005 Z1475759 2005 anthology criticism (taught in 1 units)

    'This volume brings together historians of imperialism and race, travel and modernity, Islam and India, the Pacific and the Atlantic to show how a ‘transnational’ approach to history offers fresh insights into the past. Transnational history is a form of scholarship that has been revolutionising our understanding of history in the last decade. With a focus on interconnectedness across national borders of ideas, events, technologies and individual lives, it moves beyond the national frames of analysis that so often blinker and restrict our understanding of the past. Many of the essays also show how expertise in ‘Australian history’ can contribute to and benefit from new transnational approaches to history. Through an examination of such diverse subjects as film, modernity, immigration, politics and romance, Connected Worlds weaves an historical matrix which transports the reader beyond the local into a realm which re-defines the meaning of humanity in all its complexity. Contributors include Tony Ballantyne, Desley Deacon, John Fitzgerald, Patrick Wolfe and Angela Woollacott.' (Publication summary)

    Canberra : ANU E Press , 2005
    pg. 209-229
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