xi, 592 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Studies in legal history.
Formatted Contents Note
England, 1562-1875 : the law and its uses / Douglas Hay Early British America, 1585-1830 : freedom bound / Christopher Tomlins Law and labor in eighteenth-century Newfoundland / Jerry Bannister Canada, 1670-1935 : symbolic and instrumental enforcement in loyalist North America / Paul Craven Australia, 1788-1902 : a working man's paradise? / Michael Quinlan The Colonial Office, 1820-1955 : constantly the subject of small struggles / M.K. Banton The British Caribbean, 1823-1838 : the transition from slave to free legal status / Mary Turner Urban British Guiana, 1838-1924 : wharf rats, centipedes, and pork knockers / Juanita de Barros South Africa, 1841-1924 : race, contract, and coercion / Martin Chanock Hong Kong, 1841-1870 : all the servants in prison and nobody to take care of the house / Christopher Munn Britain : the defeat of the 1844 Master and Servants Bill / Christopher Frank India, 1858-1930 : the illusion of free labor / Michael Anderson Assam and the West Indies, 1860-1920 : immobilizing plantation labor / Prabhu P. Mohapatra West Africa, 1874-1948 : employment legislation in a nonsettler peasant economy / Richard Rathbone Kenya, 1895-1939 : registration and rough justice / David M. Anderson.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 529-559) and indexes.