Caribbean Exchanges Slavery and the Transformation of English Society, 1640-1700

ISBN-10: 0807858544
ISBN-13: 9780807858547
Edition: 2007
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Description: As English colonists in the Caribbean quickly became large-scale slaveholders, they established new organizations of labor, new uses of authority, new laws, and new modes of violence, punishment, and repression in order to manage slaves.  More...

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Book details

List price: $32.50
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 9/24/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

As English colonists in the Caribbean quickly became large-scale slaveholders, they established new organizations of labor, new uses of authority, new laws, and new modes of violence, punishment, and repression in order to manage slaves. Concentrating on Barbados and Jamaica, England's two most important colonies, Amussen looks at cultural exports that affected the development of race, gender, labor, and class as categories of legal and social identity in England. She demonstrates that the cultural changes necessary for settling the Caribbean became an important, though uncounted, colonial export.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The English Caribbean and Caribbean England
Trade and Settlement: England and the World in the Seventeenth Century
Islands of Difference: Crossing the Atlantic, Experiencing the West Indies
"A happy and innocent way of thriving": Planting Sugar, Building a Society
"Right English Government": Law and Liberty, Service and Slavery
"Due Order and Subjection": Hierarchy, Resistance, and Repression
"If her son is living with you she sends her love": The Caribbean in England, 1650-1700
Epilogue: Race, Gender, and Class Crossing the English Atlantic
Notes
Bibliography
Index
A section of illustrations

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