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Imagined EmpiresA History of Revolt in Egypt$
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Zeinab Abul-Magd

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780520275522

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520275522.001.0001

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A “Communist” Revolution

A “Communist” Revolution

1848–1882

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(p.95) Four A “Communist” Revolution
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Imagined Empires
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Zeinab Abul-Magd

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520275522.003.0005

In the mid-nineteenth century, the British Empire’s “free-trade imperialism” failed to achieve full domination in Upper Egypt, and its failure brought about a great revolution. This chapter tells six stories about a dysfunctional British market economy and resented imperial modernity in Qina province. These stories revolve around steamships, plantations, and coal mines, and show how the failures of these major players in market change devastated the lives of the province’s subalterns. The main protagonists of these stories are the peasants, laborers, and women of Qina. The village of Salimiyya—where a massive revolt broke out in 1864—is where most of the events take place.

Keywords:   free trade, coal mines, sugar industry, landownership, mid-nineteenth century, Sa‘id Pasha, Isma‘il Pasha, Lady Lucie Duff-Gordon, bandits

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