The Development of Creole Society in Jamaica 1770-1820

The Development of Creole Society in Jamaica 1770-1820

By Kamau Brathwaite
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Book Description

The Development of Creole Society in Jamaica is a classic work, important to the construction of the idea of creolization, a concept which stands side by side with globalization as a social, cultural and economic force.

This book is a study in the depth of a colonial ‘plantation’ during fifty critical years of slavery in the Caribbean. As the title suggests however, it is not concerned with slavery exclusively, but with a social entity of which slavery was a significant part. Brathwaite argues that the people – from Britain and West Africa, mainly – who settled, lived and worked in Jamaica, contributed to the formation of a society which developed its own distinctive character – creole society. This society developed institutions, customs and attitudes which were basically the result of the interaction between its two main elements, the African and European. But this creole society was also part of a wider American or New World culture complex, and as such, it was also shaped by the pressures upon it of British and European mercantilism, and the American, French, and Humanitarian Revolutions.

Table of Contents
  • Cover
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Preface
  • List of Maps
  • Introduction
    • 1. Background
    • 2. Political and Social Institutions (1)
    • 3. Political and Social Institutions (2)
    • 4. The Assembly
    • 5. The American Connection
    • 6. Political Ideas
    • 7. A Creole Economy
    • 8. Jamaica: Colonial or Creole?
    • 9. Whites
    • 10. OtherWhites
    • 11. Blacks
    • 12. The (Free) People of Colour
    • 13. Attitudes of Whites to Non-Whites
    • 14. Coloured and Black Action and Reaction in White Society
    • 15. The 'Folk' Culture of the Slaves
    • 16. The Humanitarian Revolution
    • 17. (White) Social Activity (1)
    • 18. (White) Social Activity (2)
    • 19. Creolization
    • 20. Conclusion
    • Appendix I: Offices held by Members of the Jamaica Assembly in 1787
    • Appendix II: Jamaica Assembly Votes, 1774-1816
    • Appendix III: Worthy Park Plantation Slave List, 1789
    • Appendix IV: Tange Lange Jenny
    • Appendix V: A Conversation on Marriage
    • Appendix VI: Negro Spiritual
    • Appendix VII: Slave Laws of Jamaica, 1770-1817
  • Bibliography
  • Index
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • E
    • F
    • G
    • H
    • I
    • J
    • K
    • L
    • M
    • N
    • O
    • P
    • Q
    • R
    • S
    • T
    • V
    • W
    • Y
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