The Reaper's Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery

@article{Petley2009TheRG,
  title={The Reaper's Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery},
  author={Christer Petley},
  journal={Slavery & Abolition},
  year={2009},
  volume={30},
  pages={565 - 567}
}
The Reaper’s Garden is an innovative and engrossing study that sheds new light on the world of Atlantic slavery by looking at the politics of death. Vincent Brown focuses on Jamaica, the most lucrative and strategically prized colony in Britain’s first empire. In its eighteenth-century heyday, the island exemplified the virtues of accumulation and consumption that characterised the British Atlantic world. The colony was an economic success, feeding consumer demand for tropical staples while… Expand
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