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The Resource Scandal of colonial rule : power and subversion in the British Atlantic during the age of revolution, James Epstein, (electronic resource)

Scandal of colonial rule : power and subversion in the British Atlantic during the age of revolution, James Epstein, (electronic resource)

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Scandal of colonial rule : power and subversion in the British Atlantic during the age of revolution
Title
Scandal of colonial rule
Title remainder
power and subversion in the British Atlantic during the age of revolution
Statement of responsibility
James Epstein
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1806 General Thomas Picton, Britain's first governor of Trinidad, was brought to trial for the torture of a free mulatto named Louisa Calderon and for overseeing a regime of terror over the island's slave population. James Epstein offers a fascinating account of the unfolding of this colonial drama. He shows the ways in which the trial and its investigation brought empire 'home' and exposed the disjuncture between a national self-image of humane governance and the brutal realities of colonial rule. He uses the trial to open up a range of issues, including colonial violence and norms of justice, the status of the British subject, imperial careering, visions of development after slavery, slave conspiracy and the colonial archive. He reveals how Britain's imperial regime became more authoritarian, hierarchical and militarised but also how unease about abuses of power and of the rights of colonial subjects began to grow.--
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Epstein, James
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Critical perspectives on empire
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Picton, Thomas
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Slavery
  • Trinidad
  • Great Britain
Label
Scandal of colonial rule : power and subversion in the British Atlantic during the age of revolution, James Epstein, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511760204
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 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
Control code
CR9780511760204
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 289 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107003309
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)792684412
Label
Scandal of colonial rule : power and subversion in the British Atlantic during the age of revolution, James Epstein, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511760204
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 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
Control code
CR9780511760204
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 289 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107003309
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)792684412

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