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Children of uncertain fortune : mixed-race Jamaicans in Britain and the Atlantic family, 1733-1833

Author: Daniel Livesay
Publisher: Williamsburg, Virginia : Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture ; Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"By tracing the largely forgotten eighteenth-century migration of elite mixed-race individuals from Jamaica to Great Britain, "Children of Uncertain Fortune" reinterprets the evolution of British racial ideologies as a matter of negotiating family membership. Using wills, legal petitions, family correspondences, and inheritance lawsuits, Daniel Livesay ... follow[s] the hundreds of children born to white planters  Read more...
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Livesay, Daniel.
Children of uncertain fortune.
Williamsburg, Virginia : Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture ; Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017030142
(OCoLC)976278310
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Livesay
ISBN: 9781469634449 1469634449 9781469634456 1469634457
OCLC Number: 1019680915
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Inheritance, family and mixed-race Jamaicans, 1700-1761 --
Early Abolitionism and mixed-race migration into Britain, 1762-1778 --
Lineage and litigation, 1782-1788 --
Abolition, revolution, and migration, 1788-1793 --
Tales of two families, 1793-1800 --
Imperial pressures, 1800-1812 --
New struggles and old ideas, 1813-1833
Responsibility: Daniel Livesay.

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