Native claims : indigenous law against empire, 1500-1920 /

"This groundbreaking collection of essays shows that, from the moment European expansion commenced through to the twentieth century, indigenous peoples from America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand drafted legal strategies to contest dispossession. The story of indigenous resistance to Europe...

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Other Authors: Belmessous, Saliha
Format: Book
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2012]
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : The problem of indigenous claim making in colonial history / Saliha Belmessous
  • Possessing empire : Iberian claims and interpolity law / Lauren Benton
  • Law, land, and legal rhetoric in colonial New Spain : a look at the changing rhetoric of indigenous Americans in the sixteenth century / R. Jovita Baber
  • Court and chronicle : a native Andean's engagement with Spanish colonial law / Rolena Adorno
  • Powhatan legal claims / Andrew Fitzmaurice
  • Wabanaki versus French and English claims in northeastern North America, c. 1715 / Saliha Belmessous
  • "Chief princes and owners of all" : Native American appeals to the crown in the early-modern British Atlantic / Craig Yirush
  • Framing and reframing the Agōn : contesting narratives and counternarratives on Mãori property rights and political constitutionalism, 1840-1861 / Mark Hickford
  • "Bring this paper to the good governor" : aboriginal petitioning in Britain's Australian colonies / Ann Curthoys, Jessie Mitchell
  • The native land court : making property in nineteenth-century New Zealand / Christopher Hilliard
  • African and European initiatives in the transformation of land tenure in colonial Lagos (West Africa), 1840-1920 / Kristin Mann
  • Afterword : The normative force of the past / Duncan Ivison.