By Martin J. Wiener
An Empire on Trial is the 1st e-book 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 instances in every one of 7 colonies scattered through the international. It uncovers and analyzes the tensions of empire that underlay British rule and delves into how the matter of preserving a liberal empire manifested itself within the past due 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 figuring out the complexities and nuances of its workings. An Empire on Trial is of curiosity to these concerned about 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 booklet necessary.
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368. By this time, the Permanent Undersecretary was Charles Ommanney, whose support for business interests and whose ideological conservatism made his cautious predecessor, Robert Herbert, look positively radical in retrospect. 18 An Empire on Trial This situation began to change for India in the 1890s and for the rest of the Empire after the Liberal election victory of 1906, when new men and reformist ideas came into government. 47 Holding together a multiracial Empire, in an age of emerging mass political consciousness, was, as the Colonial Office official H.
In the Late Nineteenth Century (Delhi, 1976); Douglas M. Haynes, “Victorian Imperialism in the Making of the British Medical Profession: An Argument,” in Decentering Empire: Britain, India, and the Transcolonial World, ed. Dane Kennedy and Durba Ghosh (London, 2006)]. See the useful critique of such indictments of British Indian officials in David Gilmour, The Ruling Caste: Imperial Lives in the Victorian Raj (London, 2006). For “official” accounts, see Hall, op. ; Sir Lawrence Guillemard, Trivial Fond Records (London, 1937); Sir Charles Jeffries, The Colonial Office (London, 1956).
45. Rozina Visram, Ayahs, Lascars and Princes: Indians in Britain 1700–1947 (London, 1986). On the High Seas 23 increase; indeed, as British wages rose and better opportunities for workingmen opened up at home and abroad, the population of merchant seamen on British ships became steadily less British. By 1891, nonBritons, from many nations, accounted for more than 22 percent of seamen employed on British vessels. 13 During the second half of the nineteenth century a clear racial hierarchy existed on board merchant ships, with the job of cook or steward being given to blacks, usually from the West Indies, and both blacks and Indians working as common seamen.
An Empire on Trial: Race, Murder, and Justice under British Rule, 1870-1935 by Martin J. Wiener