Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2017

304 Pages | 23 black & white illustrations, 1 map

9.2 X 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781526120403

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Britain and its internal others, 1750-1800

Under rule of law

Dana Y. Rabin

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Imperialism MUP

  • Revisits six notorious events involving Britain's internal others in London's courtrooms, streets, and presses
  • Shows how the legal category of whiteness emerged as Jews, Gypsies, slaves, Catholics, and Irish sought rights and promised privileges
  • Traces interactions between legal events; internal others; and the sources about them to show how law was challenged and debated
  • Demonstrates that the rule of law and equality before the law, long cast as English achievements, did not emerge from abstract principles but was instead the product of imperial contact and collision at home

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