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The British West Indies in the Age of Abolition, 1748–1815

J. R. Ward

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume II: The Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205630
eISBN:
9780191676710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205630.003.0019
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

The years from 1748 to 1815 constitute a new phase of British expansion in the Caribbean, when the region was a main focus of national strategic effort. During this period, the West Indies achieved ... More


British West Indian Migration to Cuba: The Roots and Routes of Respectability

Andrea J. Queeley

John M. Kirk (ed.)

in Rescuing Our Roots: The African Anglo-Caribbean Diaspora in Contemporary Cuba

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061092
eISBN:
9780813051376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061092.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 1 follows the immigrants from arrival in Cuba through the eve of the 1959 revolution. The author first explores the emergence and deployment of racial respectability rooted in British ... More


What is a West Indian?

Catherine Hall

in West Indian Intellectuals in Britain

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064746
eISBN:
9781781700426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064746.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter is concerned with the islands, and parts of the mainland, which were colonised by the British from the early seventeenth century and named as the British West Indies. The British West ... More


Migration and the City

Tanya Hart

in Health in the City: Race, Poverty, and the Negotiation of Women's Health in New York City, 1915-1930

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479867998
eISBN:
9781479875184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867998.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the sociological, literary and cultural aspects of life that African American, British West Indian, and Southern Italian women encountered and created after coming to New York ... More


Diverging Interests: Anglo-Dutch Trade and the Molasses Act

Christian J. Koot

in Empire at the Periphery: British Colonists, Anglo-Dutch Trade, and the Development of the British Atlantic, 1621-1713

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748831
eISBN:
9780814749425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748831.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses the diverging interests of British West Indians and British North Americans in the two decades following the end of the War of the Spanish Succession in 1713. The British West ... More


Perpetual Exile

Matthew J. Smith

in Liberty, Fraternity, Exile: Haiti and Jamaica after Emancipation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469617978
eISBN:
9781469617992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617978.003.0011
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the presidency of Lysius Salomon. Salomon was deeply affected by a twenty-year odyssey as an exile, several years of which were spent in Jamaica. The chapter also considers ... More


Black Salt: Seafarers of African Descent on British Ships

Ray Costello

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318184
eISBN:
9781846317675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317675
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

During the Age of Sail, black seamen could be found in many shipboard roles in the Royal Navy, such as gunners, deck-hands and ‘top men’, working at heights in the rigging. In the later Age of Steam, ... More


Progressive Empire: Race and Tropicality in United Fruit’s Central America

Jason M. Colby

in Making the Empire Work: Labor and United States Imperialism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479871254
eISBN:
9781479822843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479871254.003.0011
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter reviews Frederick Upham Adams' Conquest of the Tropics, a triumphalist account of the United Fruit Company (UFC), where he commended the pioneers of the company for bringing order and ... More


Emerson’s Hemisphere

Martha Schoolman

in Abolitionist Geographies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680740
eISBN:
9781452948744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680740.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter discusses the abolitionist ideas of Ralph Waldo Emerson he expressed during his emigration from New England to the Caribbean. Emerson was obliged to travel to the Caribbean during the ... More


William Wells Brown’s Critical Cosmopolitanism

Martha Schoolman

in Abolitionist Geographies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680740
eISBN:
9781452948744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680740.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter presents a reading of William Wells Brown’s travel narrative “Three Years in Europe” to examine the political and theoretical consequences of the abolitionist ambivalence toward British ... More


Health in the City: Race, Poverty, and the Negotiation of Women's Health in New York City, 1915-1930

Tanya Hart

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479867998
eISBN:
9781479875184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867998.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Shortly after the dawn of the twentieth century, the New York City Department of Health decided to address what it perceived as the racial nature of health. It delivered heavily racialized care in ... More


Introduction

Tanya Hart

in Health in the City: Race, Poverty, and the Negotiation of Women's Health in New York City, 1915-1930

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479867998
eISBN:
9781479875184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867998.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter discusses the main topic of the book: infant and maternal health care created for impoverished women in the turn-of-the-twentieth-century New York City. In particular, the ... More


Culture in the City

Tanya Hart

in Health in the City: Race, Poverty, and the Negotiation of Women's Health in New York City, 1915-1930

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479867998
eISBN:
9781479875184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867998.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter presents Frances Ellen Watkins Harper's speech on black mothering for Brooklyn women, and incorporates popular cultural artifacts—work and blues songs, poetry, folklore, and short ... More


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