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The Resource Treason and rebellion in the British Atlantic, 1685-1800 : legal responses to threatening the state, Peter Rushton and Gwenda Morgan, (electronic resource)

Treason and rebellion in the British Atlantic, 1685-1800 : legal responses to threatening the state, Peter Rushton and Gwenda Morgan, (electronic resource)

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Treason and rebellion in the British Atlantic, 1685-1800 : legal responses to threatening the state
Title
Treason and rebellion in the British Atlantic, 1685-1800
Title remainder
legal responses to threatening the state
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Peter Rushton and Gwenda Morgan
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book examines internal political conflicts in the British Empire within the legal framework of treason and sedition. The threat of treason and rebellion pervaded the British Atlantic in the 17th and 18th centuries; Britain's control of its territories was continually threatened by rebellion and war, both at home and in North America. Even after American independence, Britain and its former colony continued to be fearful that opposition and revolution might follow the French example, and both took legal measures to control both speech and political action. This study places these conflicts within a political and legal framework of the laws of treason and sedition as they developed in the British Atlantic. The treason laws originated in the reign of Edward III, and were adapted and modified in the 16th and 17th centuries. They were exported to the colonies, where they underwent both adaptation and elaboration in application in the slave societies as well as those dominated by free settlers. Relationships with natives and European rivals in the Americas affected the definitions of treason in practice, and the divided loyalties of the American revolutionary war added further problems of defining loyalty and treachery. Treason and Rebellion in the British Atlantic, 1685-1800 offers a new study of treason and sedition in the period by placing them in a truly transatlantic perspective, making it a valuable study for those interested in the legal and political of Britain's empire and 18th-century revolutions"--
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Rushton, Peter
Dewey number
345.41/023109033
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Morgan, Gwenda
Series statement
Bloomsbury eBooks.
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  • Political crimes and offenses
  • Political crimes and offenses
  • Political crimes and offenses
  • Political crimes and offenses
  • Great Britain
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Treason and rebellion in the British Atlantic, 1685-1800 : legal responses to threatening the state, Peter Rushton and Gwenda Morgan, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.5040/9781350005334?locatt=label:secondary_bloomsburyCollections
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Treason, Rebellion and the Laws of War -- British laws, Colonial Laws -- Speaking Words, Writing Sedition -- Domestic Rebellions : From Sedgemoor to Culloden -- Before the American Revolution -- the Crisis in Imperial Law : Arson, Treason and Plot -- War, Kidnapped Americans and Treason -- Loyalism and Patriotism -- After the Revolutions: Sedition, 'Revolution', Rebellion and Slavery
Control code
9781350005334
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781350005327
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1143814109
Label
Treason and rebellion in the British Atlantic, 1685-1800 : legal responses to threatening the state, Peter Rushton and Gwenda Morgan, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.5040/9781350005334?locatt=label:secondary_bloomsburyCollections
Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Treason, Rebellion and the Laws of War -- British laws, Colonial Laws -- Speaking Words, Writing Sedition -- Domestic Rebellions : From Sedgemoor to Culloden -- Before the American Revolution -- the Crisis in Imperial Law : Arson, Treason and Plot -- War, Kidnapped Americans and Treason -- Loyalism and Patriotism -- After the Revolutions: Sedition, 'Revolution', Rebellion and Slavery
Control code
9781350005334
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781350005327
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1143814109

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