Across their empire, the British spoke ceaselessly of deviants - of undesirables, ne'er do wells, petit-tyrants and rogues. With obvious literary appeal, these soon became stock figures. This is the first study to take deviance seriously, bringing together histories that reveal the complexity of a phemen that remains only dimly understood.
Emily J. Manktelow is a Lecturer in Modern British History at the University of York.
Date of Publication
History: Specific Subjects
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series