The Sovereign Colony

The Sovereign Colony describes the surprising negotiations that gave rise to Olympic sovereignty in a colonial nation, a unique case in Latin America, and uses Olympic sports as a window to view the broader issues of nation building and ...

The Sovereign Colony

Author: Antonio Sotomayor

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 080328540X

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Ceded to the United States under the terms of the Treaty of Paris after the Spanish-American War of 1898, Puerto Rico has since remained a colonial territory. Despite this subordinated colonial experience, however, Puerto Ricans managed to secure national Olympic representation in the 1930s and in so doing nurtured powerful ideas of nationalism. By examining how the Olympic movement developed in Puerto Rico, Antonio Sotomayor illuminates the profound role sports play in the political and cultural processes of an identity that evolved within a political tradition of autonomy rather than traditional political independence. Significantly, it was precisely in the Olympic arena that Puerto Ricans found ways to participate and show their national pride, often by using familiar colonial strictures—and the United States’ claim to democratic values—to their advantage. Drawing on extensive archival research, both on the island and in the United States, Sotomayor uncovers a story of a people struggling to escape the colonial periphery through sport and nationhood yet balancing the benefits and restraints of that same colonial status. The Sovereign Colony describes the surprising negotiations that gave rise to Olympic sovereignty in a colonial nation, a unique case in Latin America, and uses Olympic sports as a window to view the broader issues of nation building and identity, hegemony, postcolonialism, international diplomacy, and Latin American–U.S. relations.

New Constitution Bill Debate in the Legislative Council of the Colony of Victoria on the second reading of the New Constitution Bill Printed from the shorthand notes of G H F Webb

I believe , Sir , that these clauses with regard to the reservation of Bills for the
assent or dissent of the Sovereign ... by the colonies ; and I think the more direct
the connection between ourselves and the " golden link , " the Sovereign , the
better .

New Constitution Bill  Debate in the Legislative Council of the Colony of Victoria  on the second reading of the New Constitution Bill  Printed from the shorthand notes of G  H  F  Webb

Author: VICTORIA, Australia. Legislative Council

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Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England Acts of the Commissioners of the United Colonies of New England 1643 1679

New Plymouth Colony Nathaniel Bradstreet Shurtleff, David Pulsifer ... The North
American colonies , for the same assumption of sovereign power , appealed to
their chartered rights as Britons , - and , finding that appeal fruitless and vain , to ...

Records of the Colony of New Plymouth  in New England  Acts of the Commissioners of the United Colonies of New England  1643 1679

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Bees in Early Modern Transatlantic Literature

This book examines apian imagery—bees, drones, honey, and the hive—in the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century literary and oral traditions.

Bees in Early Modern Transatlantic Literature

Author: Nicole A. Jacobs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000264173

Page: 194

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This book examines apian imagery—bees, drones, honey, and the hive—in the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century literary and oral traditions. In England and the New World colonies during a critical period of expansion, the metaphor of this communal society faced unprecedented challenges even as it came to emblematize the process of colonization itself. The beehive connected the labor of those marginalized by race, class, gender, or species to larger considerations of sovereignty. This study examines the works of William Shakespeare; Francis Daniel Pastorius; Hopi, Wyandotte, and Pocasset cultures; John Milton; Hester Pulter; and Bernard Mandeville. Its contribution lies in its exploration of the simultaneously recuperative and destructive narratives that place the bee at the nexus of the human, the animal, and the environment. The book argues that bees play a central representational and physical role in shaping conflicts over hierarchies of the early transatlantic world.

The History of Law of Tenures of Land in England and Ireland with Particular Reference to Inheritable Tenancy Leasehold Tenure Tenancy at Will and Tenant Right

It is obvious that as our colonies increase in importance , a time will come when
they will ask for sovereign powers . Probably their history will for some time
continue to be , what to a considerable extent it has been , a gradual but
ceaseless ...

The History of Law of Tenures of Land in England and Ireland  with Particular Reference to Inheritable Tenancy  Leasehold Tenure  Tenancy at Will  and Tenant Right

Author: William Francis Finlason

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Thoughts on Colonial Representation

Such was the nature of the Colonial Constitution , when the island fell into the
hands of Great Britain in 1810 . ... The sovereign who is either unable or unwilling
to protect his subjects or his colonies , forfeits the right of requiring from them any
 ...

Thoughts on Colonial Representation

Author: Richard Plantagenet Temple Nugent Brydges Chandos Grenville Duke of Buckingham and Chandos

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Sovereign Debt and Human Rights

and Huttenback” have argued that colonial status had a positive impact on
borrowing costs. To quantify this impact, and in a somewhat odd fashion, authors
have treated 'sovereign colonial debts as sovereign debts, even though a
sovereign ...

Sovereign Debt and Human Rights

Author: Ilias Bantekas

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019881044X

Page: 640

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Sovereign debt is necessary for the functioning of many modern states, yet its impact on human rights is underexplored in academic literature. This volume provides the reader with a step-by-step analysis of the debt phenomenon and how it affects human rights. Beginning by setting out thehistorical, political and economic context of sovereign debt, the book goes on to address the human rights dimension of the policies and activities of the three types of sovereign lenders: international financial institutions (IFIs), sovereigns and private lenders.Bantekas and Lumina, along with a team of global experts, establish the link between debt and the manner in which the accumulation of sovereign debt violates human rights, examining some of the conditions imposed by structural adjustment programs on debtor states with a view to servicing their debt.They outline how such conditions have been shown to exacerbate the debt itself at the expense of economic sovereignty, concluding that such measures worsen the borrower's economic situation, and are injurious to the entrenched rights of peoples.

The Equal Legal Status of All the Churches in the Australian Colonies the Result of the Meeting of the Presbyterian Inhabitants of Van Diemen s Land Held in St Andrew s Church Hobart Town on 12th August 1846

Serjeant Stephen says“ Colonies are no part of the mother country , but distinct (
though dependent ) dominions . ... The Sovereign exercises as to colonies of
every description , the right of appointing Governors , and of issuing warrants for
the ...

The Equal Legal Status of All the Churches in the Australian Colonies  the Result of the Meeting of the Presbyterian Inhabitants of Van Diemen s Land  Held in St  Andrew s Church  Hobart Town  on 12th August  1846

Author: Australia

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The Law Magazine and Law Review

The supreme power over the colonies belongs to the same sovereign body so
long as they continue to form part of the empire . For purposes of convenience of
government , however , and in recognition of what may be loosely described as ...

The Law Magazine and Law Review

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