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Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series

Colonial Justice and Decolonization in the High Court of Tanzania, 1920-1971

Authors: Feingold, Ellen R.

  • Provides the first account of the development and decolonization of a British colonial high court in Africa, as well as the first account of the development and decline of the Colonial Legal Service
  • Takes a new approach to the study of decolonization, shifting the focus from the moment of independence toward more subtle changes in colonial state institutions
  • Shows how the decolonization process maintained most British judicial attributes and practices, while removing features that reinforced colonial authority
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About this book

This book is the first study of the development and decolonization of a British colonial high court in Africa. It traces the history of the High Court of Tanzania from its establishment in 1920 to the end of its institutional process of decolonization in 1971. This process involved disentangling the High Court from colonial state structures and imperial systems that were built on racial inequality while simultaneously increasing the independence of the judiciary and application of British judicial principles.  Feingold weaves together the rich history of the Court with a discussion of its judges – both as members of the British Colonial Legal Service and as individuals – to explore the impacts and intersections of imperial policies, national politics, and individual initiative. Colonial Justice and Decolonization in the High Court of Tanzania is a powerful reminder of the crucial roles played by common law courts in the operation and legitimization of both colonial and post-colonial states. 

About the authors

Ellen R. Feingold completed her DPhil in history at the University of Oxford in 2012.  She is a museum curator and also a faculty affiliate of the African Studies Program at Georgetown University. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Feingold, Ellen R.

    Pages 1-22

  • Building a Judiciary for the Empire: The Development of the Colonial Legal Service

    Feingold, Ellen R.

    Pages 25-51

  • The Marginalisation of the High Court Under Indirect Rule, 1920–1944

    Feingold, Ellen R.

    Pages 53-86

  • The Resurgence and Expansion of Tanganyika’s Judiciary, 1945–1958

    Feingold, Ellen R.

    Pages 87-132

  • Restructuring Colonial Justice, Empowering the High Court, 1959–1964

    Feingold, Ellen R.

    Pages 135-164

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for Brazil (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-69691-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-3-319-69690-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Colonial Justice and Decolonization in the High Court of Tanzania, 1920-1971
Authors
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-69691-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-69691-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-69690-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 278
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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