A Jurisprudence of Power: Victorian Empire and the Rule of Law

A Jurisprudence of Power: Victorian Empire and the Rule of Law

by Rande W. Kostal


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199551941
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/15/2008
Series: Oxford Studies in Modern Legal History Series
Pages: 560
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

R.W. Kostal is an Associate Professor of Law and History at the University of Western Ontario. His research focuses on the history of modern law and society in England and the United States. His first book, Law and English Railway Capitalism 1825-1875, was awarded the Ferguson Prize of the Canadian Historical Association in 1995.

Table of Contents

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: Phillips v. Eyre and the Problem of Martial Law
A Jurisprudence of Power: Law, Empire, and the Jamaica Controversy
The Jamaica Controversy as Historiography

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