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Scandal of Colonial Rule: Power and Subversion in the British Atlantic During the Age of Revolution

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Zusammenfassung A dramatic history of the British public's confrontation with the iniquities of nineteenth-century colonial rule. ... Lire la suite
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Zusammenfassung A dramatic history of the British public's confrontation with the iniquities of nineteenth-century colonial rule. James Epstein uses the trial of the first governor of Trinidad for the torture of a freewoman of color to reassess the nature of British colonialism and the ways in which empire troubled the metropolitan imagination.

Auteur

James Epstein is Distinguished Professor of History, Department of History, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. His previous publications include In Practice: Studies in the Language and Culture of Popular Politics in Modern Britain (2003) and Radical Expression: Political Language, Ritual, and Symbol in England, 1790-1850 (1994).



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A dramatic and innovative history of the British public's confrontation with the iniquities of nineteenth-century colonial rule.



Contenu

Introduction; 1. Politics of colonial sensation; 2. A gentleman's way in the world; 3. 'Only answerable to God and conscience': justice unbounded by law; 4. Ruling narratives; 5. The radical underworld goes colonial; 6. In search of free labor; 7. Conspiracy in the archive; Epilogue: moving on.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Scandal of Colonial Rule: Power and Subversion in the British Atlantic During the Age of Revolution
Sous-titre: Power Subversion in British Atlantic During Age of Revolution
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Code EAN: 9780521176774
ISBN: 978-0-521-17677-4
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Cambridge
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 314
Poids: 504g
Taille: H226mm x B151mm x T17mm
Année: 2012
Auflage: New