An Empire on Trial
Race, Murder, and Justice Under British Rule, 1870-1935
By (author) Martin Joel Wiener
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Empire on Trial by Martin Joel Wiener
Book DescriptionAn Empire on Trial is the first book to explore the issue of interracial homicide in the British Empire during its height - examining these incidents and the prosecution of such cases in each of seven colonies scattered throughout the world. It uncovers and analyzes the tensions of empire that underlay British rule and delves into how the problem of maintaining a liberal empire manifested itself in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The work demonstrates the importance of the processes of criminal justice to the history of the empire and the advantage of a trans-territorial approach to understanding the complexities and nuances of its workings. An Empire on Trial is of interest to those concerned with race, empire, or criminal justice, and to historians of modern Britain or of colonial Australia, India, Kenya, or the Caribbean. Political and post-colonial theorists writing on liberalism and empire, or race and empire, will also find this book invaluable.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521735070
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Martin Joel Wiener
Men of Blood, Paperback (April 2006)
An examination of the treatment of serious violence by men against women in nineteenth-century England.
English Culture and the Decline of the Industrial Spirit, 1850-1980, Hardback (September 2004)
Drawing upon a wide array of sources, Martin Wiener explores the English ambivalence to modern industrial society.
Reconstructing the Criminal, Paperback (August 1994)» View all books by Martin Joel Wiener
An account of changing conceptions and treatments of criminality in Victorian and Edwardian Britain.
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Author Biography - Martin Joel Wiener
Martin J. Wiener is Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of History at Rice University. He is the author of numerous works, including English Culture and the Decline of the Industrial Spirit 1850-1980, Reconstructing the Criminal, and Men of Blood. Dr Wiener is a past President of the North American Conference on British Studies and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
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