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The Resource Britain and its internal others, 1750-1800 : under rule of law, Dana Y. Rabin

Britain and its internal others, 1750-1800 : under rule of law, Dana Y. Rabin

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Britain and its internal others, 1750-1800 : under rule of law
Title
Britain and its internal others, 1750-1800
Title remainder
under rule of law
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Dana Y. Rabin
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Language
eng
Summary
"The rule of law, an ideology of equality and universality that justified Britain's eighteenth-century imperial claims, was the product not of abstract principles but imperial contact. As the Empire expanded, encompassing greater religious, ethnic and racial diversity, the law paradoxically contained and maintained these very differences. This book revisits six notorious incidents that occasioned vigorous debate in London's courtrooms, streets and presses: the Jewish Naturalization Act and the Elizabeth Canning case (1753-54); the Somerset Case (1771-72); the Gordon Riots (1780); the mutinies of 1797; and Union with Ireland (1800). Each of these cases adjudicated the presence of outsiders in London - from Jews and Gypsies to Africans and Catholics. The demands of these internal others to equality before the law drew them into the legal system, challenging longstanding notions of English identity and exposing contradictions in the rule of law"--
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1965-
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Rabin, Dana Y.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in imperialism
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  • Canning, Elizabeth
  • Sommersett, James
  • Rule of law
  • Gordon Riots, 1780
  • Nore Mutiny, 1797
  • Spithead Mutiny, 1797
  • Great Britain
  • Ireland
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Britain and its internal others, 1750-1800 : under rule of law, Dana Y. Rabin
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-253) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : empire and law, 'Firmly united by the circle of the British diadem' -- Internal others : Jews, Gypsies, and Jacobites -- 'In a country of liberty?' : slavery, villeinage, and the making of whiteness in the Somerset case (1772) -- Imperial disruptions : city, nation, and empire in the Gordon Riots -- 'This fleet is not yet republican' : conceptions of law in the mutinies of 1797 -- Wedding and bedding : making the union with Ireland, 1800
Control code
ocn986237070
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 266 pages
Isbn
9781526120403
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)986237070
Label
Britain and its internal others, 1750-1800 : under rule of law, Dana Y. Rabin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : empire and law, 'Firmly united by the circle of the British diadem' -- Internal others : Jews, Gypsies, and Jacobites -- 'In a country of liberty?' : slavery, villeinage, and the making of whiteness in the Somerset case (1772) -- Imperial disruptions : city, nation, and empire in the Gordon Riots -- 'This fleet is not yet republican' : conceptions of law in the mutinies of 1797 -- Wedding and bedding : making the union with Ireland, 1800
Control code
ocn986237070
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 266 pages
Isbn
9781526120403
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)986237070

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