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Title Masters, servants, and magistrates in Britain and the Empire, 1562-1955 / edited by Douglas Hay and Paul Craven
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2004]


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Description xi, 592 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Series Studies in legal history
Studies in legal history.
Contents 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 / 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 Afrira, 1874-1948 : employment legislation in a nonsettler peasant economy / Richard Rathbone -- Kenya, 1895-1939 : registration and rough justice / David M. Anderson
Summary "This volume tests the relationship between charted law and enforced law in varied settings, with different social and racial structures, different economics, and different constitutional relationships to Britain. Investigation of the enforcement of master and servant law in England, the British Caribbean, India, Africa, Hong Kong, Canada, Australia, and colonial America shed new light on the nature of law and legal institutions, the role of inferior courts in compelling performance, and the definition of "free labor" within a multiracial empire."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Labor contract -- Great Britain -- Colonies -- History.
Labor contract -- Great Britain -- History.
Master and servant -- Great Britain -- Colonies -- History.
Master and servant -- Great Britain -- History.
Author Craven, Paul, 1950-
Hay, Douglas.
LC no. 2004000731
ISBN 0807828777 (cloth : alk. paper)