Small Islands, Large Questions: Society, Culture and Resistance in the Post-Emancipation Caribbean [NOOK Book]

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This book focuses on the post-emancipation period in the Caribbean and how local societies dealt with the new socio-economic conditions. Scholars from Jamaica, the Virgin Islands, England, Denmark and The Netherlands link this era with the contemporary Caribbean.

"Recommended collection. For anthropological contributions see Berleant-Schiller on the shift from labor to peasantry in Montserrat (item #bi 98014910#); Besson on land, kinship, and community (item #bi 98014915#); Lowes on elites in Antigua ...

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Small Islands, Large Questions: Society, Culture and Resistance in the Post-Emancipation Caribbean

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Overview

This book focuses on the post-emancipation period in the Caribbean and how local societies dealt with the new socio-economic conditions. Scholars from Jamaica, the Virgin Islands, England, Denmark and The Netherlands link this era with the contemporary Caribbean.

"Recommended collection. For anthropological contributions see Berleant-Schiller on the shift from labor to peasantry in Montserrat (item #bi 98014910#); Besson on land, kinship, and community (item #bi 98014915#); Lowes on elites in Antigua (item #bi 98015908#); and Olwig on cultural complexity and freedom in Saint Kitts and Nevis (item #bi 98016032#)"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135211059
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/14/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 200
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Emancipation and Its Consequences 1
Post-Emancipation Historiography of the Leeward Islands 8
'They Couldn't Mash Ants': The Decline of the White and Non-White Elites in Antigua, 1834-1900 31
From Labour to Peasantry in Montserrat after the End of Slavery 53
Land, Kinship and Community in the Post-Emancipation Caribbean: A Regional View of the Leewards 73
Cultural Complexity after Freedom: Nevis and Beyond 100
Post-Emancipation Resistance in the Caribbean: An Overview 123
'Our Side': Caribbean Immigrant Labourers and the Transition to Free Labour on St. Croix, 1849-79 135
Island Systems and the Paradox of Freedom: Migration in the Post-Emancipation Leeward Islands 161
The Wayward Leewards 179
Notes on Contributors 188
Index 191
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