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Empire, Enslavement and Freedom in the Caribbean

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Empire Enslavement and Freedom in the Caribbean is a wide-ranging collection which draws on Professor Craton's extensive writing on the history, culture and historiography of the British Caribbean, coherently organised in three thematic units. This book is one of the few single-authored collections of exclusively historical essays relating to the Caribbean. It mixes description, narrative and traditional historical analysis with the cliometric and cross-disciplinary methods of ...
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Overview

Empire Enslavement and Freedom in the Caribbean is a wide-ranging collection which draws on Professor Craton's extensive writing on the history, culture and historiography of the British Caribbean, coherently organised in three thematic units. This book is one of the few single-authored collections of exclusively historical essays relating to the Caribbean. It mixes description, narrative and traditional historical analysis with the cliometric and cross-disciplinary methods of the New Social History.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558761582
  • Publisher: Wiener, Markus Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/1997
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Acknowledgements
Pt. 1 Colonisation and Imperialism
1 The Historical Roots of the Plantation Model 1
2 The West Indies and North America 33
3 The Planters' World in the British West Indies 51
4 Property and Propriety: Land Tenure and Slave Property in the creation of a British West Indian Plantocracy, 1612-1740 68
5 Caribbean Vice Admiralty Courts and British Imperialism 104
6 Planters, British Imperial Policy and the Black Caribs of St Vincent 117
Pt. 2 Slave Trade, Slavery and Slave Society
7 The African background of American Slavery 135
8 Slavery and Slave Society in the British Caribbean 149
9 Jamaican Slavery 161
10 The Rope and the Cutlass: Slave Resistance in Plantation America 185
11 Hobbesian or Panglossian? The two extremes of Slave Conditions in the British West Indies, 1783-1834 203
12 Changing Patterns of Slave Family in the British West Indies 233
Pt. 3 Transformations and Continuities
13 Slave Culture, Resistance and Emancipation in the British West Indies 263
14 Proto-Peasant Revolts? The late Slave Rebellions in the British West Indies, 1816-32 282
15 What and Who, to Whom and What: The significance of Slave Resistance in Capitalism and Slavery 306
16 Continuity not Change: Late Slavery and Post-Emancipation Resistance in the British West Indies 324
17 Changing Sugar Technology and the Labour Nexus: The Search for a Unified Field Theory 348
18 Reshuffling the Pack: The Transition from Slavery to other Forms of Labour in the British Caribbean, 1780-1890 356
19 Transition to Free Wage Labour in the British Caribbean, 1780-1890 414
20 A Recipe for the Perfect Calalu: Island and Regional Identity in the West Indies 439
Notes 457
Index 513
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