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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 mostExpand
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‘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 ofExpand
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“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 atExpand
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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. WhitesExpand
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White Fury: A Jamaican Slaveholder and the Age of Revolution
*The story of one of Jamaica's most powerful colonial inhabitants: Simon Taylor, one of the wealthiest and most influential slaveholders of the eighteenth-century British empire. *Offers new insightsExpand
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Plantations and Homes: The Material Culture of the Early Nineteenth-Century Jamaican Elite
This article is about the wealth and material culture of the Jamaican elite during the age of abolition. The planter class had a huge material investment in plantation slavery, and wealth derivedExpand
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‘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 planterExpand
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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 ofExpand
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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 duringExpand
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The Material Cultures of Slavery and Abolition in the British Caribbean
Introduction to a special edition of the journal Slavery & Abolition, 'Material Cultures of Slavery and Abolition in the British Caribbean', co-edited by Christer Petley and Stephan Lenik.
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