Neither Led Nor Driven: Contesting British Cultural Imperialism in Jamaica 1865-1920
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Neither Led Nor Driven: Contesting British Cultural Imperialism in Jamaica 1865-1920

By Brian L. Moore, Michele A. Johnson
US$ 9.99
Book Description

An examination of the cultural evolution of the Jamaican people after the explosive uprising at Morant Bay in 1865. For the first time, the specific methods used by British imperial legislators to inculcate order, control and identity in the local society are described and analysed. The authors compellingly and convincingly demontrate that Great Britain deliberately built a new society in Jamaica founded on principles of Victorian Christian morality and British Imperial ideology. This resulted in a sustained attack on everything that was perceived to be of African origin and the glorification of Christian piety, Victorian mores, and a Eurocentric idealized family life and social hierarchies. This well-written and meticulously researched book will be invaluable for students of the period and those interested in Jamaican history and/or imperial history

Table of Contents
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. In the Shadow of Morant Bay: Jamaica, 1865–1920
  • 2. Afro-Creole Belief System I: Obeah, Duppies and Other “Dark Superstitions”
  • 3. Afro-Creole Belief System II: Folk Religions
  • 4. Sex, Marriage and Family: Attitudes and Policies
  • 5. “Manners Maketh (Wo)Man”: Transforming the Jamaican Character
  • 6. Christianizing Jamaica: The Quest for a Moral Culture
  • 7. Schooling for God and Empire: The Ideology of Colonial Education
  • 8. Proselytizing the Asian Immigrants
  • 9. The Cult of Monarchy and Empire: Moulding British Colonial Subjects
  • 10. Britannica versus “Africana”: Contestation and Negotiation
  • Appendices
    • Appendix 1. Governors of Jamaica, 1864–1920
    • Appendix 2. Population Statistics, 1861–1920
    • Appendix 3. Legal Marriages, 1879–1920
    • Appendix 4. “Illegitimate” Births, 1878–1920
    • Appendix 5. Education Statistics
    • Appendix 6. Conversion Statistics of Indian Immigrants
  • Notes
    • Introduction
    • Chapter 1
    • Chapter 2
    • Chapter 3
    • Chapter 4
    • Chapter 5
    • Chapter 6
    • Chapter 7
    • Chapter 8
    • Chapter 9
    • Chapter 10
  • Bibliography
  • Index
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