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By Martin J. Wiener

An Empire on Trial is the 1st ebook to discover the difficulty of interracial murder within the British Empire in the course of its top – reading 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 keeping a liberal empire manifested itself within the overdue 19th and early 20th centuries. The paintings demonstrates the significance of the methods 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 fascinated by 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 booklet invaluable.

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