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Convict transportation was an extensive system which many European countries and their colonies used as a form of punishment for criminals.

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Si beaucoup de choses ont été dites au sujet des voyages d’exploration et des colonies de peuplement des Français en Amérique, peu d’auteurs se sont attardés aux dimensions carcérales qui les sous-tendent. C’est le cas entre autres, de la troisième et dernière expédition de Jacques Cartier et de J-F de La Rocque de Roberval de […]

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En la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII el imperio español incluía los siguientes territorios: España peninsular; los puestos militares norteafricanos de Ceuta, Melilla, Alhucemas y El Peñón de Vélez; Cuba, Santo Domingo y Puerto Rico; el Virreinato de Nueva España, incluyendo el actual México, California, Nuevo México y Filipinas; el Virreinato de Nueva Granada, que […]

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Van Diemen’s Land was the name used by Europeans for the large island of Tasmania, located off the southern coast of the Australian mainland.

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The attempt to construct a prison in Zanzibar draws together important themes in the history of empire, incarceration and mobility.

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