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Slaveholders in Jamaica
Colonial Society and Culture during the Era of Abolition





ISBN 9781138663794
Published January 20, 2016 by Routledge
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.

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;

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Christer Petley