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The Formation and Evolution of Industry Supervision

Feng Bangyan and Nyaw Mee Kau

in Enriching Lives: A History of Insurance in Hong Kong, 1841-2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028702
eISBN:
9789882206946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028702.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

The earliest government regulations on the insurance industry were embodied in laws governing other economic activities, such as the Companies Ordinance and the Workmen's Compensation Ordinance. In ... More


Introduction

Katherine Beckett and Steve Herbert

in Banished: The New Social Control In Urban America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195395174
eISBN:
9780199943319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395174.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter introduces the concept of banishment. It discusses the return of banishment through the stories of three individuals in Seattle, who supposedly violated the trespass law and drug traffic ... More


All You That Labor: Religion and Ethics in the Living Wage Movement

C. Melissa Snarr

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741122
eISBN:
9780814788592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741122.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the early 1990s, a grassroots coalition of churches in Baltimore, Maryland helped launch what would become a national movement. Joining forces with labor and low-wage worker organizations, they ... More


The Judicial Systems of France and England

ALAN HARDING

in Medieval Law and the Foundations of the State

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198219583
eISBN:
9780191717574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219583.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Frederick I's Reichslandfriede, the French kings' établissements (stabilimenta, statutes) and the ‘assizes’ of Henry II in England provided new procedures for the peaceful settlement of landholding ... More


Restoring Virtue, 1579–1582

MARK GREENGRASS

in Governing Passions: Peace and Reform in the French Kingdom, 1576-1585

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199214907
eISBN:
9780191706561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214907.003.08
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Quatrains, a modest volume of fifty four line poems written by Guy Du Faur, sieur de Pibrac, in 1574, are a reminder that reform must not be interpreted simply as administrative ... More


Clearing the Way: Challenges and Agenda

Bernard Capp

in England's Culture Wars: Puritan Reformation and its Enemies in the Interregnum, 1649-1660

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641789
eISBN:
9780191744228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641789.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The new Commonwealth set out to reshape the nation's mental landscape by eradicating symbols of monarchy. It had royal statues removed, along with many ‘royal’ alehouse signs, and royal arms were ... More


The Legal Adoption of Discovery in the United States

Robert J Miller, Jacinta Ruru, Larissa Behrendt, and Tracey Lindberg

in Discovering Indigenous Lands: The Doctrine of Discovery in the English Colonies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199579815
eISBN:
9780191594465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579815.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter shows how Discovery was imported and expressly adopted into American colonial and state law in royal charters and colonial and state constitutions, governments, and courts. It explains ... More


The Wider Realm

P. R. Cavill

in The English Parliaments of Henry VII 1485-1504

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199573837
eISBN:
9780191721878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573837.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Chapter 6 considers how decisions taken in parliament affected everyday life. It first discusses the publicizing of statute law examining the roles of proclamations and of statute books, and the rise ... More


Plague Psychology

Samuel K. Cohn

in Cultures of Plague: Medical thinking at the end of the Renaissance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574025
eISBN:
9780191722530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574025.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter explores the psychological ramifications of plague that provoked social conflict and mass fear, which doctors and others in 1575–8 now saw as adding significantly to plague mortalities. ... More


White Skin, Black Masks: Reading with Different Eyes

Mary Jacobus

in Psychoanalysis and the Scene of Reading

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184348
eISBN:
9780191674211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184348.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In September 1802, Wordsworth was able to compose a sonnet about his fellow passenger on his trip as he crossed from Calais to Dover called ‘The Banished Negroes’. Three months before Wordsworth came ... More


The Genesis of the Laroque Plan (1944–1945)

Eric Jabbari

in Pierre Laroque and the Welfare State in Post-war France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199289639
eISBN:
9780191730863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289639.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Laroque Plan was developed during the following months, and its substance reflected Laroque’s long standing acquaintance with the problems of social insurance as well as his views concerning the ... More


The Politics of Sin

Lyndal Roper

in The Holy Household: Women and Morals in Reformation Augsburg

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202806
eISBN:
9780191675522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202806.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter further explores the development of the Reformation in Augsburg particularly on politics. One of the most important developments was the passage of the Discipline Ordinance of 1537. This ... More


Slavery in the Federal Territories

Don E. Fehrenbacher and Ward M. McAfee

in The Slaveholding Republic: An Account of the United States Government's Relations to Slavery

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158052
eISBN:
9780199849475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158052.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Thomas Jefferson laid the foundation for the system of decimal coinage that was subsequently adopted by Congress. He coauthored a plan for the disposal of western lands featuring a grid system of ... More


Religion and the Continental Congress

Matthew L. Harris and Thomas S. Kidd

in The Founding Fathers and the Debate over Religion in Revolutionary America: A History in Documents

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195326499
eISBN:
9780199918188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326499.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents the following documents: A day of Prayer and fasting, 1776; Reverend Jacob Duché's invocation at a day of prayer and fasting, 1775; Alexander Hamilton on God-given rights, 1775; ... More


The Road to York: January–March 1642

Conrad Russell

in The Fall of the British Monarchies 1637–1642

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205883
eISBN:
9780191676833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205883.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the King's journey to York, which was punctuated by a rapid exchange of Declarations. The Parliament replied to the King's message from Greenwich in a Declaration calling on ... More


Supporting the British War Effort: 1939–1945

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/9789622090996.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter focuses on the War Revenue Ordinance 1940 proposed by the colonial government' to establish a system of income tax for the purpose of funding “gifts” to Britain in support of the war ... More


After the War: 1945–1947

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/9789622090996.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses post-war developments in Hong Kong's system of income taxation as shaped by Sir Mark Young and Sir Alexander Grantham. Young's term in office was marked by his attempt to ... More


A “Horse and Buggy” Statute: 1952–1961

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/9789622090996.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines Sir Arthur Clarke's term as Financial Secretary and the works of the First Review Committee. Clarke had arrived in the Colony in 1930 and served as Commissioner of War Taxation ... More


Conclusion

DIANA JEATER

in Marriage, Perversion, and Power: The Construction of Moral Discourse in Southern Rhodesia 1894-1930

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203797
eISBN:
9780191675980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203797.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Inspired by a wish to emancipate African women from lineage control, in order to further the Administration's proletarianization policy, the Native Marriages Ordinance of 1901 was built around the ... More


The Secret History of RDX: The Super-Explosive that Helped Win World War II

Colin F. Baxter

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175287
eISBN:
9780813175294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175287.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

During the 1930s, British scientists perfected a sugar-white explosive called RDX. Twice as deadly as TNT, RDX was also ten times more expensive. In The Secret History of RDX, historian Colin F. ... More


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