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By Martin J. Wiener

An Empire on Trial is the 1st ebook to discover the problem of interracial murder within the British Empire in the course of its top – analyzing those incidents and the prosecution of such situations in each one of 7 colonies scattered in the course of the international. It uncovers and analyzes the tensions of empire that underlay British rule and delves into how the matter of retaining a liberal empire manifested itself within the overdue 19th and early 20th centuries. The paintings demonstrates the significance of the approaches of felony justice to the background of the empire and the benefit of a trans-territorial method of realizing the complexities and nuances of its workings. An Empire on Trial is of curiosity to these curious about race, empire, or legal justice, and to historians of contemporary Britain or of colonial Australia, India, Kenya, or the Caribbean. Political and post-colonial theorists writing on liberalism and empire, or race and empire, also will locate this ebook invaluable.

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