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Published: 20 February 2012

570 Pages | maps

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199568659

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Lords of the Land

Indigenous Property Rights and the Jurisprudence of Empire

Mark Hickford

Oxford Studies in Modern Legal History

  • Offers a ground-breaking historical study of indigenous property rights that examines the interface between policy-making, popular politics, and law in the establishment of imperial rule
  • Provides a case-study of legal transplants in action - showing how US jurisprudence travelled to Britain's empire
  • Examines the role of indigenous title in shaping imperial constitutional theory, contributing to the current debates on imperial and tribal constitutionalism