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The Reaper's Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery
The Reaper’s Garden is an innovative and engrossing study that sheds new light on the world of Atlantic slavery by looking at the politics of death. Vincent Brown focuses on Jamaica, the most
‘Legitimacy’ and social boundaries: free people of colour and the social order in Jamaican slave society
This article explores relations between free people of colour and white men in early nineteenth-century Jamaica. Using evidence from wills and other contemporary sources, it considers the types of
Slavery, emancipation and the creole world view of Jamaican colonists, 1800–1834
Focussing on the early nineteenth century, this article examines the ways in which white slaveholders in Jamaica developed a distinctive local ideology based on the institution of slavery. Whites
“Home” and “this country”: Britishness and Creole identity in the letters of a transatlantic slaveholder
Abstract This article uses a case study of the transatlantic correspondence of Simon Taylor, a wealthy Jamaican planter, to examine the cultural identity of slaveholders in the British Caribbean at
ABSTRACT New approaches to British imperial history and the rise of Atlantic history have had a strong influence on historians specializing in the history of the British-colonized Caribbean during
Slaveholders in Jamaica: Colonial Society and Culture during the Era of Abolition
The Atlantic slave economy was crucial to Britain’s colonial enterprise during the eighteenth century but, after the 1780s, abolitionist campaigns helped to undermine the influence and power of
Rethinking the fall of the planter class
This issue of Atlantic Studies began life as a one-day conference held at Chawton House Library in Hampshire, UK, and funded by the University of Southampton. The conference aimed, like this issue,
‘Devoted Islands’ and ‘That Madman Wilberforce’: British Proslavery Patriotism During the Age of Abolition
The debate about the reform and dismantling of the British-Atlantic slave system, which began in earnest during the 1780s, threatened more than the economic interests of the British-Caribbean planter
The Royal Navy, the British Atlantic Empire and the Abolition of the Slave Trade
British patriotic identity and British military policy were closely entwined during the eighteenth century. The navy had a prominent role in both. One eighteenth-century vision of the Atlantic empire