The University of the West Indies Press
Jamaica in Slavery and Freedom: History, Heritage and Culture
Kathleen Monteith, Glen Richards
Jamaica in Slavery and Freedom: History, Heritage and Culture
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Jamaica's rich history has been the subject of many books, articles and papers. This collection of 18 original essays considers aspects of Jamaican history not covered in more general histories of the island and illuminates developments in Jamaican and West Indian history. The collection emphasises the relevance of history to everyday life and the development of a national identity, culture and economy. The essays are organized in three sections: historiography and sources; society, culture and heritage; and economy, labour and politics.

Part 1. Sources and Historiography
1. Some Primary Sources for the Study of Jamaican History: An Introduction
2. "Stories" and "Histories" in Late-Seventeenth-Century Jamaica
3. Early Post-Emancipation Jamaica: The Historiography of Plantation Culture, 1834-1865
Part 2. Society, Culture and Heritage
4. Not a Place for Whites? Demographic Failure and Settlement in Comparative Context: Jamaica, 1655-1780
5. The Character of African-Jamaican Culture
6. Captured Shadows, Tongue-Tied Witnesses, "Compellants" and the Courts: Obya and Social Control
7. Celebrating Christmas in Jamaica, 1865-1920: From Creole Carnival to "Civilized" Convention
8. The Jamaican Bungalow: Whose Language?
9. Museum Representation of the Taino and Cultural Power in the Columbian Quincentenary
Part 3. Economy, Labour and Politics
10. "The Grand Mart of the Island": The Economic Function of Kingston, Jamaica in the Mid-Eighteenth Century
11. Steam for Sugar-Cane Milling: The Diffusion of the Boulton and Watt Stationary Steam Engine to the Jamaican Sugar Industry, 1809-1830
12. The Labour Regimen on Jamaican Coffee Plantations during Slavery
13. The Afro-Jamaican and the Internal Marketing System: Kingston, 1780-1834
14. "To Begin the World Again": Responses to Emancipation at Friendship and Greenwich Estate, Jamaica
15. From Bondage to Political Office: Blacks and Vestry Politics in Two Jamaican Parishes, Kingston and St David, 1831-1865
16. Land Settlement in Jamaica, 1923-1949
17. Race, Class and Labour Politics in Colonial Jamaica, 1900-1934
18. Nationalism and Jamaican Political Thought
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