Labour Relations during and after Apprenticeship: Amity Hall, Jamaica, 1834–1840

  title={Labour Relations during and after Apprenticeship: Amity Hall, Jamaica, 1834–1840},
  author={Kenneth O. Morgan.},
  journal={Slavery \& Abolition},
  pages={457 - 478}
  • K. Morgan.
  • Published 1 September 2012
  • History, Economics
  • Slavery & Abolition
This article contributes to the scholarly literature on labour relations in the transition from slavery to freedom in Jamaica. Based on the plantation papers of the Goulburn family, who owned Amity Hall sugar estate in Vere parish, it traces the contested negotiations between apprentices and free blacks on the one hand and the absentee owner and his manager on the other in a period of two transitions, from slavery to apprenticeship in 1834 and from apprenticeship to a restricted freedom in 1838… 

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