Slaveholders in Jamaica
Colonial Society and Culture during the Era of Abolition
Explores the social composition of the Jamaican slaveholding class during the era of the British campaign to end slavery, looking at their efforts to maintain control over local society and considering how their economic, cultural and military dependency on the colonial metropole meant that they were unable to avert the ending of British slavery.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Chapter 1 Slaveholding and the Jamaican Economy; Chapter 2 Colonial Society and Proslavery Culture; Chapter 3 Public Life and Institutions; Chapter 4 Local Challenges; Chapter 5 Imperial Interventions; Chapter 6 Uprising; Chapter 7 Backlash; Chapter 8 Emancipation; Chapter 9 Epilogue;