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‘The Country of Law’: Reconstructing the Morant Bay Uprising in England

R. W. Kostal

in A Jurisprudence of Power: Victorian Empire and the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199551941
eISBN:
9780191714320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551941.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

In the wake of the bloody suppression under martial law of rebellious Jamaican peasants in November 1865, the English political class fiercely debated the moral, legal, and political implications of ... More


Marshalling Martial Law: Litigating the Jamaica Controversy

R. W. Kostal

in A Jurisprudence of Power: Victorian Empire and the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199551941
eISBN:
9780191714320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551941.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

In 1867, the Jamaica Committee finally mounted private criminal prosecutions for the alleged murder of George Gordon. The first was commenced in London against two of the military officers, Nelson ... More


Codification and the Colonies: Who’s Accusing Whom?

Keally McBride

in Mr. Mothercountry: The Man Who Made the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190252977
eISBN:
9780190253004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190252977.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

The brutal suppression of Morant Bay Rebellion in Jamaica in 1865 raised a scandal in Great Britain, and a committee was formed to try Governor Eyre for murder. James Fitzjames Stephen worked as the ... More


By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them

Timothy Larsen

in John Stuart Mill: A Secular Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198753155
eISBN:
9780191814815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753155.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter focuses on Mill as political and social activist, including his parliamentary career as MP for Westminster. ‘By their fruits ye shall know them’ was the scriptural text he offered to ... More


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