Slaveholders in Jamaica: Colonial Society and Culture during the Era of Abolition, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Slaveholders in Jamaica

Colonial Society and Culture during the Era of Abolition, 1st Edition

By Christer Petley


224 pages

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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.

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HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Social History