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The Afterlife of Empire
“Quietly dazzling. . . . In this gripping account of welfare’s postcolonial history, Jordanna Bailkin throws the archives wide open and invites us to walk through them with new eyes—and with renewedExpand
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Indian Yellow
This article examines the economics and politics of the pigments that British artists used in order to depict non-white subjects and thus attempts to begin to reconstruct the palette of empire. InExpand
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The Postcolonial Family? West African Children, Private Fostering, and the British State*
At home in Nigeria, all a mother had to do for a baby was wash and feed him and, if he was fidgety, strap him onto her back and carry on with her work while that baby slept. But in England she had toExpand
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The Boot and the Spleen: When Was Murder Possible in British India?
Could Britons in India commit murder? More precisely, could they be prosecuted and sentenced for doing so? As these epigraphs suggest, the Raj was deeply preoccupied with elaborating minuteExpand
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Making Faces: Tattooed Women and Colonial Regimes
This article explores a criminal case in late-nineteenth-century Upper Burma, in which a British police officer named Chisholm was accused of forcibly tattooing the face of his Burmese mistress, MahExpand
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The Culture of Property: The Crisis of Liberalism in Modern Britain
What kind of property is art? Is it property at all? Jordanna Bailkin's The Culture of Property offers a new historical response to these questions, examining ownership disputes over art objects andExpand
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Color Problems: Work, Pathology, and Perception in Modern Britain
  • Jordanna Bailkin
  • History
  • International Labor and Working-Class History
  • 1 October 2005
This article explores the historical relationship between scientific research and labor management by investigating the state supervision of color perception in British workers (1870s-1920s). WhereasExpand
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