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The Resource Treason and rebellion in the British Atlantic, 1685-1800 : legal responses to threatening the state, Peter Rushton and Gwenda Morgan

Treason and rebellion in the British Atlantic, 1685-1800 : legal responses to threatening the state, Peter Rushton and Gwenda Morgan

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Treason and rebellion in the British Atlantic, 1685-1800 : legal responses to threatening the state
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Treason and rebellion in the British Atlantic, 1685-1800
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legal responses to threatening the state
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Peter Rushton and Gwenda Morgan
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eng
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"This book examines internal political conflicts in the British Empire within the legal framework of treason and sedition. The threat of treason and rebellion pervaded the British Atlantic in the 17th and 18th centuries; Britain's control of its territories was continually threatened by rebellion and war, both at home and in North America. Even after American independence, Britain and its former colony continued to be fearful that opposition and revolution might follow the French example, and both took legal measures to control both speech and political action. This study places these conflicts within a political and legal framework of the laws of treason and sedition as they developed in the British Atlantic. The treason laws originated in the reign of Edward III, and were adapted and modified in the 16th and 17th centuries. They were exported to the colonies, where they underwent both adaptation and elaboration in application in the slave societies as well as those dominated by free settlers. Relationships with natives and European rivals in the Americas affected the definitions of treason in practice, and the divided loyalties of the American revolutionary war added further problems of defining loyalty and treachery. Treason and Rebellion in the British Atlantic, 1685-1800 offers a new study of treason and sedition in the period by placing them in a truly transatlantic perspective, making it a valuable study for those interested in the legal and political of Britain's empire and 18th-century revolutions"--
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Rushton, Peter
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Morgan, Gwenda
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  • Political crimes and offenses
  • Political crimes and offenses
  • Political crimes and offenses
  • Political crimes and offenses
  • Great Britain
  • British colonies
  • Political crimes and offenses
  • America
  • Great Britain
  • North America
  • West Indies
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Treason and rebellion in the British Atlantic, 1685-1800 : legal responses to threatening the state, Peter Rushton and Gwenda Morgan
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-245) and index
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Treason, Rebellion and the Laws of War -- British laws, Colonial Laws -- Speaking Words, Writing Sedition -- Domestic Rebellions : From Sedgemoor to Culloden -- Before the American Revolution -- the Crisis in Imperial Law : Arson, Treason and Plot -- War, Kidnapped Americans and Treason -- Loyalism and Patriotism -- After the Revolutions: Sedition, 'Revolution', Rebellion and Slavery
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24 cm
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vii, 250 pages
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9781350005310
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2020009669
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)1143817580
Label
Treason and rebellion in the British Atlantic, 1685-1800 : legal responses to threatening the state, Peter Rushton and Gwenda Morgan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Treason, Rebellion and the Laws of War -- British laws, Colonial Laws -- Speaking Words, Writing Sedition -- Domestic Rebellions : From Sedgemoor to Culloden -- Before the American Revolution -- the Crisis in Imperial Law : Arson, Treason and Plot -- War, Kidnapped Americans and Treason -- Loyalism and Patriotism -- After the Revolutions: Sedition, 'Revolution', Rebellion and Slavery
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 250 pages
Isbn
9781350005310
Lccn
2020009669
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1143817580

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