JAMAICAN LEGISLATION AND THE TRANSATLANTIC CONSTITUTION, 1664–1839

@article{Graham2017JAMAICANLA,
  title={JAMAICAN LEGISLATION AND THE TRANSATLANTIC CONSTITUTION, 1664–1839},
  author={Aaron Graham},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={61},
  pages={327 - 355}
}
  • Aaron Graham
  • Published 2017
  • Political Science
  • The Historical Journal
Abstract Between its first meeting in January 1664 and the final session held under unfree labour in December 1838, the volume of legislation passed by the house of assembly in Jamaica increased exponentially. As in Britain and Ireland, this reflected the growing administrative capacity and political power of the legislature and also the enormous demand for laws and law-making among local interest groups. The rise and fall of slavery and the slave society in the island was therefore underpinned… Expand
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