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Legal Histories of the British Empire
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Notes on Contributors Chapter One Laws, Engagements, and Legacies: the Legal Histories of the British Empire An Introduction, Shaunnagh Dorsett and John McLaren, Part I - Framing Empire: People and Institutions, Chapter Two Navigating the Scylla of Imperial Politico-Legal Aspirations and Charybdis of Colonial Micro-Politics in the British Empire: The Case of the Judges, John McLaren, Chapter Three Asserting Judicial Sovereignty: The Debate over the Abolition of Privy Council Jurisdiction in British Africa, Bonny Ibhawoh, Chapter Four Law, Culture and History: Amir Ali's Interpretation of Islamic Tradition, Nandini Chatterjee, Chapter Five A Judicial Maverick: John Gorrie at Large in the Victorian Empire, Bridget Brereton, Part II - Laws Chapter Six Benjamin Knowles v. Rex: Judging Murder, Race and Respectability from Colonial Ghana to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, 1928-30, Stacey Hynd, Chapter Seven Inventing Extraordinary Criminality: A Study of Criminalization by the Calcutta Goondas Act, Sugata Nandi, Chapter Eight Sovereignties in Dispute: The Komagata Maru and Spectral Indigeneities, 1914, Renisa Mawani, Part III - Engagements Chapter Nine Imperial Legacies: Chartered Enterprises in Northern British America, Philip Girard, Chapter Ten Understanding 'Chinese Customs': Sinchew rulings in the Straits Settlements, 1830s-1870s, Stephanie Po-yin Chung, Chapter Eleven Translating the Hedaya: Colonial Foundations of Islamic Law, John Strawson, Chapter Twelve Travelling Laws: Burton and the Draft Act for the Protection and Amelioration of the Aborigines 1838 (NSW), Shaunnagh Dorsett, Part IV - Legacies Chapter Thirteen Legacies of Empire: Race and Labor Contracts in the Upper Mississippi River Valley, Allison Gorsuch, Chapter Fourteen Empire on Trial: Slavery, Villeinage, and Law in Imperial Britain, Dana Rabin, Chapter Fifteen Macaulay's India Law Reforms and Labour in the British Empire, Barry Wright, Chapter Sixteen A Slave Trade Jurisdiction: Attempts against the Slave Trade and the Making of a Space of Law (Arabo-Persian Gulf, Indian Ocean, Red Sea, circa 1820-1900), Guillemette Crouzet, Index

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Shaunnagh Dorsett is Professor of Law at the University of Technology, Sydney. Her work focuses on Crown-Indigenous relations in colonial New South Wales / New Zealand and sovereignty formation in the first half of the nineteenth century. John McLaren is Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Victoria, British Columbia. His research interests lie in the field of Canadian and Comparative Colonial Legal History. He has written widely and edited several books of essays in those fields.

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