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Narrating patient identities in the colonial hospitals for the insane, 1873-1910
Catharine Coleborne

of peoples who had been on the move, also found expression in the suspicion of those white Europeans who travelled without ‘good’ cause, and non-whites, including hawkers, drawing on imperial models for law-making around vagrancy. Vagrants also ended up inside the hospitals for the insane where their mobility was addressed more directly. Some colonial laws dealing with

in Insanity, identity and empire
John M. MacKenzie and Nigel R. Dalziel

‘separatism’. New South Wales had acquired some settler representation in the legislature in 1825. These ideas developed further after Lord Durham’s report on Canada in 1839. The first stage of this process would involve the election of ‘unofficials’, representatives of the settler community, to a law-making council. The officials would still hold power, but their legislative ideas would be subject to more

in The Scots in South Africa
Barbadian poverty and British nation-building
Mary Chamberlain

survey, of a sample of 1,280 smallholders – with holdings over one acre – only 174 had no other occupation, and of those, 34 were in receipt of a pension (the local term for outdoor monetary relief from the Poor Law). Making an independent peasant living out of even a larger smallholding was almost impossible. Of the remaining smallholders, 257 were agricultural labourers and the others were artisans

in Empire and nation-building in the Caribbean
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Jews, Gypsies, and Jacobites
Dana Y. Rabin

was a license to elude English law, making her and those influences she represented seem that much more invincible and making Canning a victim for a second time as she faced a felony charge for perjury. While some reasoned that this proved English justice was blind, others feared that the pardon rendered the English criminal legal system, with its ideology of ‘equality before the law’, powerless to

in Britain and its internal others, 1750–1800
Conceptions of law in the mutinies of 1797
Dana Y. Rabin

. 119 Eighteenth Parliament of Great Britain: first session (27 September 1796–20 July 1797) The Parliamentary Register , vol. 2, p. 701. Sheridan's argument and Pitt's response were part of a much larger discussion of law making and legal reform of the ‘Bloody Code’ in the late eighteenth century. For more see, Radzinowicz, History of

in Britain and its internal others, 1750–1800