Jamaica in Slavery and Freedom: History, Heritage and Culture

Jamaica in Slavery and Freedom: History, Heritage and Culture

By Kathleen Monteith, Glen Richards
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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Tables
  • Dedication
  • Introduction
  • 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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