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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 - interpreting those incidents and the prosecution of such circumstances in every one of 7 colonies scattered during the international. It uncovers and analyzes the tensions of empire that underlay British rule and delves into how the matter of protecting a liberal empire manifested itself within the past due 19th and early 20th centuries. The paintings demonstrates the significance of the procedures of felony justice to the historical past of the empire and the good thing about a trans-territorial method of figuring out the complexities and nuances of its workings. An Empire on Trial is of curiosity to these interested by race, empire, or legal justice, and to historians of contemporary Britain or of colonial Australia, India, Kenya, or the Caribbean. Political and postcolonial theorists writing on liberalism and empire, or race and empire, also will locate this publication important.

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R. C. Snelling and T. J. Barron, “The Colonial Office and Its Permanent Officials 1801– 1914,” in Studies in the Growth of Nineteenth Century Government 1801–1914, ed. Gillian Sutherland (Cambridge, 1972), p. 153. Introduction 17 Herbert in 1871, they lost that ear. From this point through the rest of the century, the Colonial Office’s dominating concern (which was generally shared or accepted by the politicians nominally in charge of it) was to maintain orderly and effective government throughout the vast holdings of the Crown, without having to go to the Treasury, and without having to face embarrassing questions in Parliament.

J. Barron, “The Colonial Office and Its Permanent Officials 1801– 1914,” in Studies in the Growth of Nineteenth Century Government 1801–1914, ed. Gillian Sutherland (Cambridge, 1972), p. 153. Introduction 17 Herbert in 1871, they lost that ear. From this point through the rest of the century, the Colonial Office’s dominating concern (which was generally shared or accepted by the politicians nominally in charge of it) was to maintain orderly and effective government throughout the vast holdings of the Crown, without having to go to the Treasury, and without having to face embarrassing questions in Parliament.

Along with Francis’s body, the Captain dropped overboard the capstan bar with which he was struck. When they reached the East Indies, the Captain arranged for Anderson to leave the ship. Adding to the grimness of the story, two days after Anderson’s departure the master fell into a depression and committed suicide by jumping overboard. The second mate got the ship to Singapore, where he went before the magistrates to give a statement about the killing of Francis. Eventually all got back to England, and Anderson was taken into custody.

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