Ruth H. Lindeborg (essay date 1994)
SOURCE: Lindeborg, Ruth H. “The ‘Asiatic’ and the Boundaries of Victorian Englishness.” Victorian Studies 37, no. 3 (spring 1994): 381-404.
[In the following essay, Lindeborg examines the writings of Joseph Salter, a missionary to Africans and Asians in the ports of London, suggesting that Salter's memoirs of his missionary work reveal anxiety about the penetration of non-Europeans into English society as well as an early anthropological perspective.]
Didn't dislike foreigners, for he never saw none. What was they?
—Ragged school pupil in London, late 1850s, Mayhew, London Labour and the London...
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