An Empire on Trial: Race, Murder, and Justice under British by Martin J. Wiener

By Martin J. Wiener

An Empire on Trial is the 1st ebook to discover the problem of interracial murder within the British Empire in the course of its top – analyzing those incidents and the prosecution of such circumstances in each one of 7 colonies scattered during the international. It uncovers and analyzes the tensions of empire that underlay British rule and delves into how the matter of keeping a liberal empire manifested itself within the past due 19th and early 20th centuries. The paintings demonstrates the significance of the methods of felony justice to the heritage of the empire and the good thing about a trans-territorial method of figuring out the complexities and nuances of its workings. An Empire on Trial is of curiosity to these serious about race, empire, or felony justice, and to historians of contemporary Britain or of colonial Australia, India, Kenya, or the Caribbean. Political and post-colonial theorists writing on liberalism and empire, or race and empire, also will locate this booklet invaluable.

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