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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


“Are We British Subjects of His Britannic Majesty or Objects?”: British Subjects and the “Right to Have Rights,” 1920–1950

Robert Whitney and Graciela Chailloux Laffita

in Subjects or Citizens: British Caribbean Workers in Cuba, 1900-1960

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049052
eISBN:
9780813046723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049052.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses how British Caribbean workers in Cuba used their status as British subjects to claim rights from the British Empire. Special attention is given to the claiming of proper ... More


Edward Nicolls and His Black Allies

Nathaniel Millett

in The Maroons of Prospect Bluff and Their Quest for Freedom in the Atlantic World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044545
eISBN:
9780813046426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044545.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

At the same time that Edward Nicolls was advocating on behalf of the Red Sticks and Seminoles, his anti-slavery plan entered a new and more radical phase. In cooperation with the former slaves, ... More


Political and Military Organization

Nathaniel Millett

in The Maroons of Prospect Bluff and Their Quest for Freedom in the Atlantic World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044545
eISBN:
9780813046426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044545.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Prospect Bluff maroons claimed a distinctly modern version of political freedom that was built on their understanding of Edward Nicolls's radical anti-slavery ideology and on their claim to be ... More


Introduction: Of Subjects and Sovereigns

Hannah Weiss Muller

in Subjects and Sovereign: Bonds of Belonging in the Eighteenth-Century British Empire

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190465810
eISBN:
9780190465841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465810.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Introduction situates this study historiographically and synthesizes an array of literature relating to the Age of Revolution and to subjecthood and citizenship more generally. It first ... More


Their Struggle with Freedom from Bondage

Christopher Curry

in Freedom and Resistance: A Social History of Black Loyalists in the Bahamas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054476
eISBN:
9780813053110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054476.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 2 explores the political activism of black loyalists as they fought for their freedom in Lord Dunmore’s “Negro Courts” established in Nassau and Abaco by 1787. The courts represented a rare ... More


Engaging in Politics

Margret Frenz

in Community, Memory, and Migration in a Globalizing World: The Goan Experience, c. 1890-1980

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199451753
eISBN:
9780199084579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199451753.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter 5, ‘Engaging in Politics’, focuses on the involvement of Goans in public and political developments in East Africa. Some took on roles as Portuguese consuls on account of their Portuguese ... More


Dickson and Forsyth

Gillum Ferguson

in Illinois in the War of 1812

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036743
eISBN:
9780252094552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036743.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter talks about the meeting of two former enemies—Robert Dickson and Thomas Forsyth—in Saint Louis after the war had ended. During a cordial evening, the two talked over their exploits ... More


Getting Going

John Pownall Reeves

in The Lone Flag: Memoir of the British Consul in Macao during World War II

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789888208326
eISBN:
9789888268610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208326.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

The first batch of Portuguese citizens evacuated from Hong Kong arrived on the Perla, together with the first news of the fighting in Hong Kong. Accommodation reserved for them was inadequate. The ... More


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