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A jurisprudence of power : Victorian Empire and the rule of law

Author: Rande W Kostal
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series: Oxford studies in modern legal history
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book looks at the martial law suppression of the Jamaica uprising of 1865, and the subsequent debate and litigation. It addresses questions of legality, and the integrity of political ideals  Read more...

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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rande W Kostal
ISBN: 9780191714320 0191714321 9780198260769 0198260768 9780199551941 0199551944
OCLC Number: 476247018
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: INTRODUCTION ; 1. 'The Country of Law': Reconstructing the Morant Bay Uprising in England ; 2. 'The Blood that Testifies': The Jamaica Controversy in Jamaica ; 3. The Drawing Room Men: The Jamaica Controversy in 1866 ; 4. The Tenets of Terror: Reinventing the Law of Martial Law ; 5. Marshalling Martial Law: Litigating the Jamaica Controversy ; 6. 'The Alphabet of Our Liberty': Chief Justice Cockburn in the Old Bailey ; 7. 'The Most-Law Loving People in the World': The denouement of the Jamaica litigation ; EPILOGUE ; Epilogue: Phillips v. Eyre and after ; CONCLUSION ; A Jurisprudence of Power: Law, Empire, and the Jamaica Controversy ; APPENDIX: THE JAMAICA CONTROVERSY AS HISTORIOGRAPHY ; INDEX
Series Title: Oxford studies in modern legal history
Responsibility: R.W. Kostal.

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