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‘Such a Mass of Disgusting and Revolting Cases’: Moral Panic and the ‘Discovery’ of Sexual Deviance in Post-Emancipation Jamaica (1835–1855)
Why were so many sex offences prosecuted in the Jamaican courts in the 1840s and early 1850s when so few had been heard before 1834? Local elites and colonial officials were almost unanimous in theirExpand
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Buckra Justice: The Vicissitudes of the Court System and the Role of Judges in Post-Emancipation Jamaica (1834-1865)
In June 1834, a few weeks before the abolition of slavery, an address to Jamaica Chief Justice Sir Joshua Rowe expressed the hope that legislation would soon be introduced "as will cause the lawExpand
Precursors to Morant Bay: The Pattern of Popular Protest in Post-Emancipation Jamaica (1834-1865)
On the night of 8 June 1835, according to the evidence of police sergeant James Dunn, loud noises ("drums, fifes, yellings and shoutings") were heard coming from premises behind the barracks near theExpand
"Luxurious Resting Places for the Idle and Vicious"?: The Rise and Fall of Penal Reform in Jamaica in the 1840s
This article focuses on the origins, nature and demise of what Diana Paton has called the "era of rehabilitative punishment" in Jamaica — that brief period of progressive penal reform which might beExpand
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