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Scandal of Colonial Rule : Power and Subversion in the British Atlantic during the Age of Revolution.

Author: James Epstein
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Critical perspectives on empire.
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A dramatic and innovative history of the British public's confrontation with the iniquities of nineteenth-century colonial rule.
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Epstein, James.
Scandal of Colonial Rule : Power and Subversion in the British Atlantic during the Age of Revolution.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2012
Named Person: Thomas Picton, Sir; Thomas Picton, Sir
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Epstein
ISBN: 9781139338394 1139338390 9780511760204 0511760205 9781139336659 1139336657
OCLC Number: 792684412
Awards: Joint winner of Stansky Book Prize, North American Conference on British Studies 2013
Description: 1 online resource (316 pages).
Contents: Cover; Scandal of Colonial Rule; Series; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Illustrations and maps; Acknowledgments; Cast of characters; Abbreviations; Manuscript collections; Public Record Office, National Archives, London; Contemporary newspapers and journals; Academic journals; Printed and on-line sources; Maps; Introduction; 1: Politics of colonial sensation; In King's Bench; Louisa's cause; Limits; 2: A gentleman's way in the world; Cosmopolitan; An affair of honor; Colonial war; Writing India; Imperial (in)justice; Improvement and reform; State service. 3: "Only answerable to God and conscience": justice unbounded by lawPicton's arrival; Frontier society; Personal rule; Modes of violence; An ill-used British subject:; Rights of Englishmen; 4: Ruling narratives; Verified narratives; Domestic (dis- )order; 5: The radical underworld goes colonial; Before Trinidad; Surveillance and subversion; Captivity; The labyrinth of guilty fascination; Race and colonial settlement; A ghostwriter's progress; 6: In search of free labor; "A guiltless, bloodless colony"; "Free" settlers all; Turning East; Conclusion; 7: Conspiracy in the archive; Prelude. The Christmas conspiracyArchival violence; An element of doubt; Poison; Implications; Epilogue: Moving on; End games; Trinidad: subjects and slaves; Index.
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