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Nurturing the NationThe Family Politics of Modernizing, Colonizing, and Liberating Egypt, 1805-1923$
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Lisa Pollard

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780520240223

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520240223.001.0001

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Domesticating Egypt: The Gendered Politics of the British Occupation

Domesticating Egypt: The Gendered Politics of the British Occupation

(p.73) Chapter 3 Domesticating Egypt: The Gendered Politics of the British Occupation
Nurturing the Nation

Lisa Pollard

University of California Press

In 1882, the British occupation of Egypt and official Anglo-Egyptian rule began. Supposedly, the British reacted to the anti-foreign sentiment which characterized Egypt's political climate in the early 1800s and that showed to threaten British foreign trade. In response to an outbreak of rioting targeted at Europeans in the harbor city of Alexandria earlier that summer, the British fleet landed troops off Egypt's northern coast in order to quell the riots and restore order. In the same year, a number of battles took place between the Egyptian and British peoples. The Egyptians who participated in the rebellion rallied under the slogan “Egypt for the Egyptians” and in support of Ahmed 'Urabi, who proposed the creation of a constitutional regime.

Keywords:   Alexandria, anti-foreign sentiment, rioting, British people, Egyptians, Ahmed 'Urabi

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