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Everyday life in the early English Caribbean : Irish, Africans, and the construction of difference

Author: Jenny Shaw
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, [2013] 2013
Series: Early American places
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The everyday lives of Irish and Africans are obscured by sources constructed by elites. Through her research, Shaw overcomes the constraints such sources impose by pushing methodological boundaries  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jenny Shaw
ISBN: 9780820345055 0820345059 9780820346625 0820346624 9780820346342 0820346349
OCLC Number: 900920960
Description: 1 online resource (280 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: "An heathen brutish, and an uncertaine and dangerous kind of people" : figuring difference in the early English Atlantic --
"An exact account of the number of persons upon the island" : enumeration, improvement, and control --
"To live in perpetuall noise and hurry" : creating communities on Caribbean plantations --
"Doing their prayers and worshipping god in their hearts" : ritual, practice, and keeping the faith --
"Endeavouring to raise mutinie and sedition" : the challenge to English --
Domination --
"As quietly and happily as the English subjects" : property, prosperity, and the power of emulation
Series Title: Early American places

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