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Martha Brae's two histories : European expansion and Caribbean culture-building in Jamaica

Author: Jean Besson
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The settlement of Martha Brae, Jamaica, has witnessed the unfolding of two distinct yet interrelated histories. Exploring its significance as a European Caribbean slaving port in the 18th century,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Besson, Jean, 1944-
Martha Brae's two histories.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2002
(OCoLC)657003954
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Besson
ISBN: 0807827347 9780807827345 0807854093 9780807854099
OCLC Number: 49627672
Description: xxxi, 393 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Caribbean controversies and anthropological theory --
Martha Brae's Euro-Caribbean history --
The origins of Martha Brae's Afro-Caribbean history --
The free village of Martha Brae --
Martha Brae's free-village oral tradition --
Elaborations of the peasant economy --
The Baptist church, revival ideology, and Rastafarian movement --
Households, marriage, kinship, and descent.
Other Titles: Martha Brae's 2 histories
Responsibility: Jean Besson ; foreword by Sidney W. Mintz.
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"This book about Martha Brae is also a book about a world that Europe and Africa had made together--and not always unwillingly. Here we are afforded, by this daughter of two worlds, an inspiring and Read more...

 
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