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Published: 08 December 2005

544 Pages


ISBN: 9780198260769

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  • Analyses the most controversial imposition of martial law in Britian's colonies in the 19th century
  • Reveals the depth and passionate intensity of dissension at home over repression in the colonies
  • Examines the contradictions inherent in having a commitment to the rule of law whilst running an empire

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