“She’s most respectably behaved, though foreign and strange in her manners”: Analyzing Hester and Ameerah from Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Making of a Marchioness

*This post contains spoilers* Neither imperialism nor colonialism is a simple act of accumulation and acquisition. Both are supported and perhaps even impelled by impressive ideological formations that include notions that certain territories and people require and beseech domination, as well as forms of knowledge affiliated with domination: the vocabulary of classic nineteenth-century imperial culture…