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White fury : a Jamaican slaveholder and the age of revolution

Author: Christer Petley
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The story of the struggle over slavery in the British empire -- as told through the rich, expressive, and frequently shocking letters of one of the wealthiest British slaveholders ever to have lived.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Petley, Christer.
White fury.
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018933402
(OCoLC)1020273521
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christer Petley
ISBN: 9780192509352 0192509357
OCLC Number: 1055160685
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 291 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Cover; White Fury: A Jamaican Slaveholder and the Age of Revolution; Copyright; Dedication; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; CONTENTS; LIST OF MAPS, FIGURES, AND TABLE; LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS; NOTE ON CURRENCY; Introduction; PART I: FOUNDATIONS AND ASPIRATION; 1: A West Indian Life; I Jamaica; II Simon Taylor; III Colonial Society; 2: Slave Empire; I Caribbean Slavery; II Enslaved People; III Unacknowledged Work; 3: Sugar and Strife; I Arcadia; II Purgatory; III Family; PART II: CRISES AND FRUSTRATION; 4: The American Revolution; I Liberties; II Loyalty; III Crisis; 5: Reactions; I Betrayal; II Recovery.
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