Scandal of Colonial Rule: Power and Subversion in the British Atlantic during the Age of Revolution (Critical Perspectives on Empire)

3.25 avg rating
( 8 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781107003309: Scandal of Colonial Rule: Power and Subversion in the British Atlantic during the Age of Revolution (Critical Perspectives on Empire)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In 1806 General Thomas Picton, Britain's first governor of Trinidad, was brought to trial for the torture of a free mulatto named Louisa Calderon and for overseeing a regime of terror over the island's slave population. James Epstein offers a fascinating account of the unfolding of this colonial drama. He shows the ways in which the trial and its investigation brought empire 'home' and exposed the disjuncture between a national self-image of humane governance and the brutal realities of colonial rule. He uses the trial to open up a range of issues, including colonial violence and norms of justice, the status of the British subject, imperial careering, visions of development after slavery, slave conspiracy and the colonial archive. He reveals how Britain's imperial regime became more authoritarian, hierarchical and militarised but also how unease about abuses of power and of the rights of colonial subjects began to grow.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Book Description:

A dramatic history of the British public's confrontation with the iniquities of nineteenth-century colonial rule. James Epstein uses the trial of the first governor of Trinidad for the torture of a freewoman of color to reassess the nature of British colonialism and the ways in which empire troubled the metropolitan imagination.

About the Author:

James Epstein is Distinguished Professor of History, Department of History, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. His previous publications include In Practice: Studies in the Language and Culture of Popular Politics in Modern Britain (2003) and Radical Expression: Political Language, Ritual, and Symbol in England, 1790-1850 (1994).

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 113.00
US$ 19.85

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 5.14
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780521176774: Scandal of Colonial Rule: Power and Subversion in the British Atlantic during the Age of Revolution (Critical Perspectives on Empire)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0521176778 ISBN 13:  9780521176774
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 2012
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

James Epstein
Published by Cambridge UP (2012)
ISBN 10: 110700330X ISBN 13: 9781107003309
New Quantity Available: 11
Seller:
Postscript Books
(NEWTON ABBOT, DEVON, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge UP, 2012. 1-82. Condition: New. James Epstein¿s study examines the colonial drama that unfolded in 1806, when General Thomas Picton, Britain¿s first governor of Trinidad, was tried in England, accused of torturing (by ¿piquet¿) a mulatto girl named Louisa Calderon. Seller Inventory # 221736

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.85
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.14
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

James Epstein
Published by Cambridge University Press (2012)
ISBN 10: 110700330X ISBN 13: 9781107003309
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2012. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M110700330X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 40.79
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

James Epstein
Published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (2012)
ISBN 10: 110700330X ISBN 13: 9781107003309
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2012. Hardback. Condition: New. New. Language: English. Brand new Book. In 1806 General Thomas Picton, Britain's first governor of Trinidad, was brought to trial for the torture of a free mulatto named Louisa Calderon and for overseeing a regime of terror over the island's slave population. James Epstein offers a fascinating account of the unfolding of this colonial drama. He shows the ways in which the trial and its investigation brought empire 'home' and exposed the disjuncture between a national self-image of humane governance and the brutal realities of colonial rule. He uses the trial to open up a range of issues, including colonial violence and norms of justice, the status of the British subject, imperial careering, visions of development after slavery, slave conspiracy and the colonial archive. He reveals how Britain's imperial regime became more authoritarian, hierarchical and militarised but also how unease about abuses of power and of the rights of colonial subjects began to grow. Seller Inventory # AAA9781107003309

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 75.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

James Epstein
Published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (2012)
ISBN 10: 110700330X ISBN 13: 9781107003309
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2012. Hardback. Condition: New. New. Language: English. Brand new Book. In 1806 General Thomas Picton, Britain's first governor of Trinidad, was brought to trial for the torture of a free mulatto named Louisa Calderon and for overseeing a regime of terror over the island's slave population. James Epstein offers a fascinating account of the unfolding of this colonial drama. He shows the ways in which the trial and its investigation brought empire 'home' and exposed the disjuncture between a national self-image of humane governance and the brutal realities of colonial rule. He uses the trial to open up a range of issues, including colonial violence and norms of justice, the status of the British subject, imperial careering, visions of development after slavery, slave conspiracy and the colonial archive. He reveals how Britain's imperial regime became more authoritarian, hierarchical and militarised but also how unease about abuses of power and of the rights of colonial subjects began to grow. Seller Inventory # AAA9781107003309

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 76.18
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Epstein, James
Published by Cambridge University Press (2012)
ISBN 10: 110700330X ISBN 13: 9781107003309
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2012. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # FM-9781107003309

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 65.06
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.57
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

James Epstein
Published by Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 110700330X ISBN 13: 9781107003309
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press. Hardback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781107003309

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 69.97
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Epstein, James
ISBN 10: 110700330X ISBN 13: 9781107003309
New Quantity Available: 6
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2012. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9781107003309

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 88.70
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

James Epstein
Published by Cambridge University Press (2012)
ISBN 10: 110700330X ISBN 13: 9781107003309
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 300 pages. 9.06x6.14x0.79 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __110700330X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 84.64
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.64
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

JAMES EPSTEIN
ISBN 10: 110700330X ISBN 13: 9781107003309
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2012. Hardback. Condition: NEW. 9781107003309 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE0484569

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 87.84
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.26
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

James Epstein
Published by Cambridge University Press 2012-03-22 (2012)
ISBN 10: 110700330X ISBN 13: 9781107003309
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press 2012-03-22, 2012. Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 4-5 working days from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Seller Inventory # NU-CUP-00002023

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 70.74
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 38.57
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book