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British Malaya - Frank Swettenham
British Malaya - Frank Swettenham
$74.00
Manufacturer Number: ML1213A
Stock Status: In Stock
British Malaya... -... Frank Swettenham... Swettenham, one of the architects of British Malaya, sets out in this book to show what the country was like before the British intervention in Malay affairs, how the intervention came about and what happened afterwards.Naturally, having been in the thick of it all, he...

British Malaya

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 Frank Swettenham


Swettenham, one of the architects of British Malaya, sets out in this book to show what the country was like before the British intervention in Malay affairs, how the intervention came about and what happened afterwards. Naturally, having been in the thick of it all, he feels that the British made a good job of their task. Here he argues why. Good Hardback in a Good Dust Jacket. 380 pages. Chapters include I - The Outward Appearance of the British Possessions in the Straits of Malacca, II - Malacca - Early History, III -Pinang - Early History - Lord Minto's Expedition to Java, IV - Singapore - Sir Stamford Raffles, V - The Straits from 1825-67 - The Arrangements made to Settle the Claims of the Sultan and Temenggong in Regard to Johore, VI - The Straits from 1867-73 - Sir Harry Ord's Administration - Anarchy in the Malay States, VII - The Malay; His Customs, Prejudices, Arts ,Language and Literature, VIII - 1874 - Sir Andrew Clarke - British Intervention in the Affairs of the Western Malay States, IX - 1875-6 - Sir William Jervois - British Resident of Perak Assassinated - Punitive Expedition, X - The Evolution of the Residential System - Tin Mining - What the Malay States Owe to Chinese Labour and Enterprise - Roads- Railways, XI - The Continued Evolution of the Residential System - Revenue Farms - Education - Land Settlement - Irrigation - Rubber Cultivation - Currency - Pahang, XII - 1895-1907 - Federation and its Results, XIII - Concerning the Malay States which are not included in the Federation, XIV - How the Development of the Malay States has Affected the neighbouring British Colony and the Relations of both with the Colonial Office XV - Twenty Five Years After . There are also two appendices, at least 40 black and white photographs, a fold out map and an index. 

Weight: 1.1 kg. Post free within Malaysia, 

Condition : The dust jacket, now protected in a plastic cover, is frayed around the edges with some loss at the top and base of the spine. There is a previous owner's name written on a front end paper. The end papers have medium tanning. Otherwise the binding is tight, text clear and there is mild tanning with very occasional spotting throughout. The map, which is in excellent condition is laid into the book.