Vol. 29, No. 1 – Spring 2013

  • Editor’s Note 1
    From the Executive Director 2
    Letter from the President 3
    Special Section: Sovereignty and World History
    Introduction: Sovereignty and World History, H. Robert Baker (Georgia State University) & Daniel S. Margolies (Virginia Wesleyan College) 6
    Of Islands and Sunny Beaches: Law and the Acquisition of Territory, Valentin Juetner (University of Cambridge) 7
    The Twin Swords of the Sovereign: Cross-Cultural Killings in Seventeenth-Century English America, Dylan Ruediger (Georgia State University) 12
    Legal Redress for Transatlantic Black Maritime Laborers in the Antebellum United States: A Case Study, Michael Schoeppner (California Institute of Technology) 17
    “‘Factors of Universal Commerce:’ Bonded Warehousing and the Spatialities of Mid-Nineteenth Century American Foreign Trade Policy,” Daniel S. Margolies (Virginia Wesleyan College) 22
    Free Trade Zones in Okinawa, Japan, Koji Furukawa (Chukyo University) 31
    Raw Materials, Race, and Legal Regimes: The Development of the Principle of Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resources in the Americas, Mats Ingulstad (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) & Lucas Lixinski (University of New South Wales) 34
    U.S. Overseas Territories and the Legacy of Empire, Veta Schlimgen (Gonzaga University) 39
    The Specter of Sovereignty: Reflections on Teaching about Empires and Political Imagination ,Lauren Benton (New York University) 44

Volume 29, no. 1 - Spring 2013


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