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Slave society in the Danish West Indies : St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix

Author: N A T Hall; B W Higman
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1992.
Series: Johns Hopkins studies in Atlantic history and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this provocative book Neville Hall offers a comprehensive study of slave society in the Danish West Indies. Covering the entire period of slavery in the territory--from 1671 to 1848--Hall focuses on slave rebellion andresistance and discusses the legislative system introduced to control the slave population. He also examines the life of the freedman, the complex relationship between cultural and linguistic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Hall, N.A.T.
Slave society in the Danish West Indies.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1992
(OCoLC)652337806
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: N A T Hall; B W Higman
ISBN: 0801844738 9780801844737
OCLC Number: 25409906
Description: xxiv, 287 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Empire Without Dominion: The Danish West Indies, 1671-1848 --
Early Colonization of St. Thomas --
Dutch Cultural and Commercial Hegemony in St. Thomas and St. John --
Danish Settlement and English Influences in St. Croix --
Language, Amelioration and National Identity --
The Economics of Foreign Domination --
Foreign Domination and Internal Security --
Slaves and Internal Security --
Deepened Difficulties and Challenges in the Nineteenth Century --
The Doom of the Almighty: Slaveowning Ideology --
The Sanctions of Ancient Law --
Martial Models --
Economic Expediency --
The Curse of Ham --
The Civilizing Mission --
Sin and Salvation --
Racial Arguments --
The Emergence of Anti-Slavery Ideology --
Part and Parcel of Property: Slaves and the Law in the Eighteenth Century --
Gardelin's Code of 1733 --
Frederik V's Reglement of 1755 --
Subsequent Concessions --
Lindemann's Draft of 1783 --
Abolition, Amelioration and the Law --
The Rural Milieu: Slavery on the Plantations --
Roots --
Plantation Labor --
Housing --
Food and Clothing --
The World the Slaves Made --
Family, Kinship and Demographic Survival --
The Urban Milieu: Slavery in Christiansted, Frederiksted and Charlotte Amalie --
Domestics, Hucksters, Artisans --
Conditions of Life 93Urban-Rural Interaction --
Communal Interaction --
Social Control --
Crime and Punishment --
An Oasis of Humanity: Independent Slave Activity --
God --
Mammon --
Dances and Other Diversions --
Cultural Creation --
Maritime Maroons: Grand Marronage --
Early Patterns --
Legislation and Diplomacy --
New Routes to Freedom --
Strategies --
An Intermediate Sort of Class: The Emergence and Growth of the Freedman Population --
Manumission --
Accumulation of Wealth --
Population Size and Growth --
Restrictive Legislation --
Gender and Demographic Concerns --
Social Control --
The Rights and Privileges of Rational Creatures: The Freedman Petition of 1816 --
White Attitudes --
Interaction with Slaves --
Internal Differentiation --
Challenging Inequality --
The Petition of 1816 --
After 1816 --
Strangers Within the Gate: Emigre Freedmen In the Nineteenth Century --
Origins --
White Fears --
Emigres and the Freedman Community --
The Census of 1831 --
Religion and Enlightenment: Education, Amelioration and the Road to Abolition --
Early Attempts at Slave Education --
Effects of Metropolitan Humanitarianism --
Von Scholten's Initiatives --
Metropolitan and Local Opposition --
The 1846 Ordinance 205The Victor Vanquished: Emancipation and Its Aftermath --
The Court Martial --
The Trial Evidence: Prolegomenon to Revolt --
Violence Manque 2-3 July 1848 --
Attitudes to the Future: Race and Class --
Property Destruction: 45 July 1848 --
Women --
Differential Responses.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins studies in Atlantic history and culture.
Responsibility: Neville A.T. Hall ; edited by B.W. Higman.
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