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Beachcombers and Destitutes

Patricia Lim

in Forgotten Souls: A Social History of the Hong Kong Cemetery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099906
eISBN:
9789882207714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099906.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses briefly the beachcombers and the destitutes, who were considered a class of underdog in Hong Kong. It also discusses the most talked-of pauper known to be buried in the Hong ... More


Frankish and Anglo-Saxon Justice

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/9780198219583.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

A ‘state of the realm’ (status regni) took shape out of the courts and procedures which were used by Frankish and Anglo-Saxon kings to protect property rights granted by royal charter or ‘landbook’ ... More


The Needs of the City

Caroline M. Barron

in London in the Later Middle Ages: Government and People 1200-1500

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257775
eISBN:
9780191717758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257775.003.02
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the privileges and support which the citizens of London sought from the Crown in the period 1200-1500. In particular, the Londoners were anxious to secure self-government, ... More


The Annually Elected Officials: Mayor and Sheriffs

Caroline M. Barron

in London in the Later Middle Ages: Government and People 1200-1500

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257775
eISBN:
9780191717758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257775.003.07
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The most important officers in medieval London were the mayor and the two sheriffs who were elected every year. This chapter examines how these offices emerged and how their control was wrested by ... More


Traditional Local Government

Julian Goodare

in The Government of Scotland 1560-1625

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243549
eISBN:
9780191714160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243549.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter looks at traditional local government institutions in Scotland, notably the sheriff, baron, and regality courts controlled by the nobility. These courts gained some new powers but mainly ... More


1788: An Act to Amend an Act Entitled “An Act to Prevent Domestic Insurrections”

Michael J. Crawford

in The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden: The Quaker Struggle to Free Slaves in Revolutionary North Carolina

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034706
eISBN:
9780813038346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034706.003.0023
Subject:
History, African-American History

Despite the frustration that North Carolina Friends experienced when liberated slaves were re-enslaved, they continued to free slaves. In response, in 1788 North Carolina's legislature strengthened ... More


The Role of Royal Government

Brock W. Holden

in Lords of the Central Marches: English Aristocracy and Frontier Society, 1087-1265

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199548576
eISBN:
9780191720680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548576.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the role of the Royal Government in the border region of Herefordshire and the adjacent Marcher lordship. It argues that the king played a greater role in the shaping of the ... More


The Kingdom of Ireland, 1598

Christopher Maginn

in William Cecil, Ireland, and the Tudor State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697151
eISBN:
9780191739262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697151.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter provides a final account of the state of Tudor rule in Ireland in 1598, the year of William Cecil's death, as the rebellion of Hugh O’Neill grew in strength and the prospect of the ... More


Lordship and Society in Twelfth-century Clydesdale

Alexander Grant

in Power and Identity in the Middle Ages: Essays in Memory of Rees Davies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199285464
eISBN:
9780191700330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285464.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In the late 11th century ‘old’ Scotland had a two-part territorial structure, in which earldoms and lordships intermingled with extensive areas under much more direct royal control that were probably ... More


Rural Duties

Paul Langford

in Public Life and the Propertied Englishman 1689–1798: The Ford Lectures Delivered in the University of Oxford 1990

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205340
eISBN:
9780191676574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205340.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

There were growing fears in the 18th century that the landowner class in Great Britain was opting out of its responsibilities at the time when commercial farming, and the social changes which ... More


Appeals from Tribunal Decisions

Derek P. Auchie and Ailsa Carmichael

in The Scottish Mental Health Tribunal: Practice and Procedure

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781845860226
eISBN:
9781474406291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860226.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

Sections 320 and 322 of the 2003 Act make provision respectively for appeal to the sheriff principal and the Court of Session from decisions of the tribunal. Almost all of the decisions which can be ... More


Administrative Affairs in the Brazilian Territories. The Count's Departure. His Report to the States General.

Caspar van Baerle

in The History of Brazil under the Governorship of Count Johan Maurits of Nassau, 1636–1644

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036649
eISBN:
9780813041599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036649.003.0016
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

The structure of the Brazilian Supreme authority is outlined in this chapter. Governors were appointed to each province in Brazil to maintain control. They were meant to protect the rites and ... More


Courts

John Hudson

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: 871-1216

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198260301
eISBN:
9780191740640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260301.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Previous chapters have emphasised that courts were assemblies with many functions. Whilst on occasion they may have dealt with a prevalence of legal matters, these need not have been primarily ... More


Scapegoats in the Sun

Dale Maharidge

in Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262478
eISBN:
9780520948792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262478.003.0022
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

May 12, 2009, began typically for Leopoldo Arteaga, owner of Mesa Groundskeeper, a landscaping company in a suburb of Phoenix, this chapter states. At six a.m., Leo, in his mid-sixties and a worker, ... More


The King, the Barons, and the Shire

Sarah Rees Jones

in York: The Making of a City 1068-1350

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198201946
eISBN:
9780191746338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201946.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the relationship between the city and royal government. Prior to the Norman Conquest the kings of England never visited York and did not maintain a royal household there. The ... More


Richard II and his Legacy, 1382–1405

Brendan Smith

in Crisis and Survival in Late Medieval Ireland: The English of Louth and Their Neighbours, 1330-1450

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199594757
eISBN:
9780191756313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594757.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Facing increased Irish attacks in the 1380s, the Dublin authorities encouraged communities to negotiate local truces. The capture of Niall Óc O’Neill in 1389 offered hope, but on his release the ... More


The Application of Nurse-Midwives

Jenny M. Luke

in Delivered by Midwives: African American Midwifery in the Twentieth-Century South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496818911
eISBN:
9781496818959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496818911.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Once trained African American nurse-midwives joined with white nurse-midwives and this chapter describes the ways in which they were particularly effective in the improvement of maternal health. ... More


Trial by Print

Darryl Mace

in In Remembrance of Emmett Till: Regional Stories and Media Responses to the Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813145365
eISBN:
9780813145488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145365.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

As seen in chapter 5, trial coverage brought even greater scrutiny of Mississippi racial mores. Central to this chapter is a study of how national and regional news outlets chose to cover the trial ... More


The Damages Actions Strands of Restraints on Government

Eric M. Freedman

in Making Habeas Work: A Legal History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479870974
eISBN:
9781479802470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870974.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Private civil actions for damages against government actors, whether denominated as false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, trespass, negligence, or otherwise, pervaded the common law world of the ... More


The Politics of Early Release, 1991–1995

Heather Schoenfeld

in Building the Prison State: Race and the Politics of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226520964
eISBN:
9780226521152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226521152.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter argues that the early 1990s were a turning point in the development of the carceral state. It demonstrates that lawmakers in Florida could have decided not to build more prisons. ... More


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