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The British West Indies

Gad Heuman

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205654
eISBN:
9780191676734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205654.003.0021
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

The British West Indies in 1815 consisted of a large number of islands and territories acquired over two centuries. The economies of the British West Indies in the nineteenth century have been the ... More


Political Essay on the Island of Cuba: A Critical Edition

Alexander von Humboldt

Vera M. Kutzinski and Ottmar Ette (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780226465678
eISBN:
9780226465685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226465685.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The research Alexander von Humboldt amassed during his five-year trek through the Americas in the early nineteenth century proved foundational to the fields of botany, geography, and geology. But his ... More


The Definition of Slavery in Eighteenth-Century Thinking *: Not the True Roman Slavery

John W. Cairns

in The Legal Understanding of Slavery: From the Historical to the Contemporary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660469
eISBN:
9780191745508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660469.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

This chapter discusses the definition of slavery during the 18th century. It first takes a look at the various definitions of slavery during the Roman, early modern, and modern periods. Next, it ... More


Revival: Missionary Reform in Alice Hobart’s Yang and Yin and Missionary Rebuke in Claude McKay’s Banana Bottom

Albert H. Tricomi

in Missionary Positions: Evangelicalism and Empire in American Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035451
eISBN:
9780813039640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035451.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter studies two notable missionary novels, Alice Tisdale Hobart's 1936 Yang and Yin and Claude McKay's Banana Bottom. The first novel is considered to be the best fictional account of an ... More


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