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Mastery, Tyranny, and Desire: Thomas Thistlewood and His Slaves in the Anglo-Jamaican World
Eighteenth-century Jamaica, Britain's largest and most valuable slave-owning colony, relied on a brutal system of slave management to maintain its tenuous social order. Trevor Burnard providesExpand
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The countrie continues sicklie': white mortality in Jamaica, 1655-1780.
  • T. Burnard
  • Medicine
  • Social history of medicine : the journal of the…
  • 1 April 1999
The tropical regions of the New World in the early modern era offered European migrants great wealth but were also demographically deadly. This paper presents hard data on white mortality inExpand
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The dynamics of the slave market and slave purchasing patterns in Jamaica, 1655-1788.
LAVERY was the most important institution in eighteenth-century Jamaica. Black Africans provided the labor that made white Jamaicans wealthier than any people in British America. How slaves wereExpand
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‘Rioting in goatish embraces’: Marriage and improvement in early British Jamaica
Marriages were relatively infrequent among the white population of early British Jamaica. This article examines the ideological implications of the failure of whites to marry with sufficientExpand
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The common cause: creating race and nation in the American revolution
Where a familiar theme is addressed (notably Sue Peabody on France and Martin Klein on French West Africa), the essayists concerned, writing with the mature confidence of historians at the height ofExpand
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Kingston, Jamaica, and Charleston, South Carolina
Customarily, studies of urbanization in early British America have concentrated on its northern mainland seaports. This article moves beyond a thirteen colonies perspective to define and explore aExpand
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The Social Implications of Sugar: Living Costs, Real Incomes and Inequality in Jamaica C1774
This paper provides the first quantitative assessment of Jamaican standards of living and income inequality around 1774. To this purpose we compute welfare ratios for a range of occupations and buildExpand
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