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Framing the Pilgrimage: Contours of the Haj from the Indian Subcontinent

Saurabh Mishra

in Pilgrimage, Politics, and Pestilence: The Haj from the Indian Subcontinent, 1860-1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070603
eISBN:
9780199080007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070603.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter sketches an overall picture of the pilgrimage from the Indian subcontinent and outlines the broad trends and changes that occurred within the period under study. It compares the colonial ... More


British Business and the Gold Coast Colonial State on the Eve of Decolonization

Sarah Stockwell

in The Business of Decolonization: British Business Strategies in the Gold Coast

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208488
eISBN:
9780191678035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208488.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter considers the British companies' relations with the Gold Coast colonial state during the Second World War and its immediate aftermath until around 1948. The relationship between business ... More


‘Tribunals Independent of a Prince’, 1859–1862—Exploring the Dynamics and Consequences of ‘Occasional Association’, Part II

MARK HICKFORD

in Lords of the Land: Indigenous Property Rights and the Jurisprudence of Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199568659
eISBN:
9780191731273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568659.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Philosophy of Law

Waitara proved to be a twitch upon the threads of an intrusive and innovative colonial system. It pulled arguments on native title together in a veritable explosion of debates regarding the ... More


The Emigration Business

Marjory Harper and Stephen Constantine

in Migration and Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199250936
eISBN:
9780191594847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250936.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Decisions to migrate, by UK and all other empire migrants, were heavily influenced by information (and sometimes misinformation) about destinations, both from personal sources and from entrepreneurs, ... More


Citizen Soldiers

Abigail A. Kohn

in Shooters: Myths and Realities of America's Gun Cultures

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195150513
eISBN:
9780199944095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150513.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines the history of gun ownership and gun control in the U.S. It explains that in colonial America and during the early republican period, citizens were required by the colonial ... More


Official Discourse: The Creation of Categories and Spaces

Anindita Mukhopadhyay

in Behind The Mask: The Cultural Definition of the Legal Subject in Colonial Bengal (1715-1911)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195680836
eISBN:
9780199080700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195680836.003.0012
Subject:
History, Indian History

The exacting nature of legal legitimacy demanded that Englishmen who ruled India project their public persona in the new hegemony of the rule of law. Yet this new hegemony left many loopholes in the ... More


Hesitant Sovereignties: Logics, Logistics, and Aesthetics of French Rule

François G. Richard

in Reluctant Landscapes: Historical Anthropologies of Political Experience in Siin, Senegal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226252407
eISBN:
9780226252681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226252681.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 7 revisits the problems of colonialism and the colonial state by analyzing the brittle foundations of French power in rural Senegal and the deeply contested history of colonial rule in the ... More


The Pattern of Colonial Cyprus, 1878–1950: Nicosia, 21 October 1931

Robert Holland

in Britain and the Revolt in Cyprus, 1954-1959

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205388
eISBN:
9780191676604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205388.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the political condition in colonial Cyprus during the period from 1878 to 1950. The 1950s represent a period of intense and bitter political conflict in Cyprus between the ... More


Introduction: The British Empire and Empire Migration, 1815 to the 1960s

Marjory Harper and Stephen Constantine

in Migration and Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199250936
eISBN:
9780191594847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250936.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter opens by describing the changing volume of UK emigration, particularly though not only to empire destinations (and not only to the colonies of ‘white settlement’), as well as the ... More


The Theory and Practice of Malariology in Colonial Taiwan

Liu Shiyung

in Disease, Colonialism, and the State: Malaria in Modern East Asian History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622095878
eISBN:
9789882206854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622095878.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter highlights the three themes of the Japanese anti-malaria campaign — modern malariology, treatment, and environmental improvements — in a review of the history of Japanese malaria control ... More


An Overview, 1700–1914

Andrew Porter

in Missions and Empire

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253487
eISBN:
9780191698156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253487.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter provides an overview of the connection between the British Empire and Christian missions overseas during the period from 1700 to 1914. From the beginning of the eighteenth century ... More


Impact of the 1967 riots

Gary Ka-wai Cheung

in Hong Kong's Watershed: The 1967 Riots

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090897
eISBN:
9789882207011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090897.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

The left wing paid a heavy price for instigating the riots which briefly brought Hong Kong society to a standstill. At the beginning of the labour dispute at the Hong Kong Artificial Flower Works, ... More


Japan’s Territorial Dependencies, 1895–1930

W. G. Beasley

in Japanese Imperialism 1894–1945

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221685
eISBN:
9780191678479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221685.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Within 20 years of negotiating an end to its unequal treaties with the West, Japan had become a substantial colonial power. The territories they gained were not large – Korea, Taiwan, and Karafuto ... More


Ready to Fall

Raymond Cohen

in Saving the Holy Sepulchre: How Rival Christians Came Together to Rescue Their Holiest Shrine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189667
eISBN:
9780199851645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189667.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the repair of the damage to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre caused by the July 1927 earthquake. An evaluation by the Palestinian Department of Public Works (DPW) stated that ... More


Personal Laws and Noninterference: The Late Colonial Era, 1920–47

Rina Verma Williams

in Postcolonial Politics and Personal Laws: Colonial Legal Legacies and the Indian State

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195680140
eISBN:
9780199081721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195680140.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter deals with the policies of the British colonial government during the colonial period, when the norm of noninterference was established. The state defines the agenda on the personal ... More


Provincial Autonomy and Its (Anti)Colonial Limits, 1935–8*

Arvind Elangovan

in Norms and Politics: Sir Benegal Narsing Rau in the Making of the Indian Constitution, 1935-50

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199491445
eISBN:
9780199097845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199491445.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter revisits a pivotal moment in Indian constitutional history, namely, the implementation of the Government of India Act, 1935. In particular, it highlights a hitherto unknown aspect of ... More


Colonial Law, 1600s–1770s

John B. Nann and Morris L. Cohen

in The Yale Law School Guide to Research in American Legal History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300118537
eISBN:
9780300235685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300118537.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter explores the sources and techniques useful for finding information about the legal culture and law of individual colonies. While the rights and laws of England were the primary source of ... More


The Historical Roots of Land Conflict and Organizing in Oaxaca

Lynn Stephen

in Zapata Lives!: Histories and Cultural Politics in Southern Mexico

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222373
eISBN:
9780520927643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222373.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter records the origins of land conflicts, rebellions, and cooperation between local communities with state authorities during the independence and colonial periods. It tries to show the ... More


The Modern City-State: 1981–1997

Michael Littlewood

in Taxation Without Representation: The History of Hong Kong's Troublingly Successful Tax System

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090996
eISBN:
9789882207455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090996.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter focuses on the continuation of Hong Kong's remarkable growth from 1981 to 1997. In 1981, it was already an internationally important trading and financial centre, but by the time it was ... More


War and Public, 1939–1945

David Pratten

in The Man-Leopard Murders: History and Society in Colonial Nigeria

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625536
eISBN:
9780748670659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625536.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter focuses on the war years. The war effort gave many causes championed in the progressive discourse of the ‘reading public’ a new economic and political imperative. A range of economic ... More


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