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Buckra Justice: The Vicissitudes of the Court System and the Role of Judges in Post-Emancipation Jamaica (1834-1865)

@inproceedings{Dalby2012BuckraJT,
  title={Buckra Justice: The Vicissitudes of the Court System and the Role of Judges in Post-Emancipation Jamaica (1834-1865)},
  author={Jonathan Dalby},
  year={2012}
}
  • Jonathan Dalby
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • 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 law courts in this country to be as easy of access to the poor as to the rich, on which the well being of society essentially depend"1 This is not, as might be assumed, a plaintive appeal on behalf of the about-to-be emancipated, but an extract from a frankly mealy-mouthed address of the Middlesex grand… CONTINUE READING