Archive for June, 2014

Angela Riley, ‘Native American Lands and the Supreme Court’, Journal of Supreme Court History 38 (2013). The Supreme Court has been instrumental in defining legal rights and obligations pertaining to Indian lands since its first path-making decision in the field in Johnson v. McIntosh in 1823. But the groundwork for the Court’s contemplation of such cases predates […]

Lori Garcia-Alix and Robert K. Hitchcock,  ‘A Report from the Field: The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples—Implementation and Implications’, Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal 4, 1 (2014). Over nearly two-and-a-half decades, indigenous peoples and their supporters expended enormous energy on developing a declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples that both protects and promotes their […]

Brendan Kane, ‘Introduction: Human Rights and the History of Violence in the Early British Empire’, History 99, 336 (2014). Specialists on early modern violence and on human rights history have much to gain through collaboration, or at least mutual awareness. Human rights historians are increasingly drawing on studies of early modern violence. However, as contended here, […]

Ben Kiernan, ‘Is “Genocide” an Anachronistic Concept for the Study of Early Modern Mass Killing?’, History 99, 336 (2014). Is it anachronistic to apply the term ‘genocide’, coined in 1943, to ancient or early modern mass killings, even to those that might fit the mid-twentieth- century definition? Historians must analyse actions and events of the pre-modern […]

According to Bolivia’s foreign minister, David Choquehuanca, the horological initiative is intended to help Bolivians rediscover their indigenous roots. “We’re in the south and, as we’re trying to recover our identity, the Bolivian government is also recovering its sarawi, which means ‘way’ in Aymara,” he said. “In keeping with our sarawi – or Nan, in […]

Sug-In Kweon, ‘Japanese Female Settlers in Colonial Korea: Between the “Benefits” and ‘Constraints’ of Colonial Society’, Social Science Japan Journal (First published online: June 19, 2014). This paper explores the gendered configurations and practices within the Japanese settler community in colonial Korea. More specifically, it focuses on the experiences of urban middle-class Japanese women. Existing data […]

Ivan Sablin, ‘Rearrangement of Indigenous Spaces: Sovietization of the Chauchus and Ankalyns, 1931–1945’, Interventions 16, 4 (2014). This essay addresses the period when Chukotka, a distant region in the Northeast of the USSR, was incorporated into the state. This was done primarily by rearrangement of indigenous people’s spaces. The establishment of new centres of domination […]

Alexander Maxwell & Evan Roberts, ‘The Whangaroa Incident, 16 July 1824 A European–Māori Encounter and Its Many Incarnations’, Journal of Pacific History 49, 1 (2014). This paper examines an incident in 1824 in which the Ngāti Pou of Whangaroa Harbour (New Zealand) boarded a European ship, holding its crew and three missionaries captive for two hours. […]

Lauren Benton and Kathryn Walker, ‘Law for the Empire: The Common Law in Colonial America and the Problem of Legal Diversity’, Chicago-Kent Law Review 89, 3 (2014). no abstract

Stephen Jackson, ‘”In Accord with British Traditions”: The Rise of Compulsory Religious Education in Ontario, Canada, and Victoria, Australia, 1945–50’, The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History (Published online: 12 Jun 2014). This article examines the establishment of legally mandated Protestant training in the Australian state of Victoria and the Canadian province of Ontario. Fearing moral […]