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The Society According to Law Essay

  • Submitted by: covert23
  • on November 24, 2012
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 3,945 words

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Law & Society

Imagine if you will, an inventor who 10 years ago went into his lab in order to work on what he said would be his greatest invention. He says this communication tool will allow anyone who owns a computer to communicate and share information with each other through the telephone line. With a “Eureka” he emerges from his lab to introduce to the world the “interweb”, at which point people begin to use his invention excited at the new prospect. However after only brief use, most people find it hard to use and also realize that it offers nothing more than the pre-existing internet. Slavery Law & Society in the British Windward Islands 1763-1823, a comparative study, by Bernard Marshall, is this “interweb”. First published in 2007 with the ISBN 976-8189-27-4, the book focuses on the development of slave society starting in the British Windward islands after they were ceded to Britain by France following the seven years war. According to the preface, the author's main aim was to, “analyse the economic, social, political and legal framework which bound the lives of the enslaved black populations, free coloureds and whites in St. Vincent, Tobago, Dominica and Grenada and the Grenadines...” The author attempts to do this by first briefly describing the pre-British era of the islands and then going into a long winded and monotonous description of the era of British rule over the Windward Islands. All in all Marshall's book seems to be an exposé of the use of law to protect the rights of the rich white minority while at the same time exploiting and degrading the black majority of the population of the British Windward Islands.

The premise of this book therefore seems to be quite interesting however Marshall quickly falls into the trap which many Caribbean historians have already fallen into, which is to study a subject that has already been covered by numerous historical scholars without actually presenting much in terms of new and innovative information....

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