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Reviews in History – New Reviews 10 September 2009

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Three new reviews have been posted this week.

The first is Hilda Kean’s critical take (no. 789) on A History of Attitudes and Behaviours toward Animals in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Britain. Anthropocentrism and the Emergence of Animals by Rob Boddice, whose reply can be found here.

Next we turn to British government in India in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, with Philip Stern reviewing (no. 790) Jon Wilson’s The Domination of Strangers: Modern Governance in Eastern India, 1780-1835. See here for Jon’s response.

Finally Vivien Miller takes a look at the development of the American prison system, as she reviews (no. 791) Rebecca McLennan’s The Crisis of Imprisonment: Protest, Politics, and the Making of the American Penal State, 1776–1941.

As always, please send any comments or suggestions to me at danny.millum@sas.ac.uk or ihr.reviews@sas.ac.uk.