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Slaveholders in Jamaica : colonial society and culture during the era of abolition

Author: Christer Petley
Publisher: London : Pickering & Chatto, 2009.
Series: Empires in perspective, no. 11.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At the end of the 18th century the Jamaican slave economy was crucial to Britain's lucrative colonial enterprise. This book looks at the lives of British West Indian slaveholders and their efforts to defend and justify an institution that has cast a dark shadow over modern notions of race, cultural authority and freedom.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Petley, Christer.
Slaveholders in Jamaica.
London : Pickering & Chatto, 2009
(OCoLC)761469046
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christer Petley
ISBN: 9781851969906 185196990X 9781851965977 1851965971
OCLC Number: 339967782
Description: xi, 211 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction 1 Slaveholding and the Jamaican Economy 2 Colonial Society and Proslavery Culture 3 Public Life and Institutions 4 Local Challenges 5 Imperial Interventions 6 Uprising 7 Backlash 8 Emancipation Epilogue
Series Title: Empires in perspective, no. 11.
Responsibility: by Christer Petley.

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Explores the social composition of the Jamaican slaveholding class during the era of the British campaign to end slavery, looking at their efforts to maintain control over local society and  Read more...

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'a thoughtful, well-researched and incisive study' English Historical Review 'provides significant insights into the struggles between slave and free, settler and absentee, colony and metropolis' Read more...

 
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