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Jamaica Ladies: Female Slaveholders and the Creation of Britain's Atlantic Empire

Christine Walker

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469658797
eISBN:
9781469655284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469658797.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Jamaica Ladies is the first systematic study of the free and freed women of European, Euro-African, and African descent who perpetuated chattel slavery and reaped its profits in the British Empire. ... More


Port Royal

Christine Walker

in Jamaica Ladies: Female Slaveholders and the Creation of Britain's Atlantic Empire

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469658797
eISBN:
9781469655284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469658797.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter One explores the gendered nature of the imperial policies that shaped early English settlement of Jamaica after the island’s seizure from Spain in 1655. Strategists in London and Jamaica ... More


Plantations

Christine Walker

in Jamaica Ladies: Female Slaveholders and the Creation of Britain's Atlantic Empire

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469658797
eISBN:
9781469655284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469658797.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter Three explores women’s roles in propelling the growth of Jamaica’s plantation economy. It uses a rare collection of letters authored by a female planter, Mary Elbridge, to explore the varied ... More


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