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Children of uncertain fortune : mixed-race Jamaicans in Britain and the Atlantic family, 1733-1833 / Daniel Livesay.

Author/creator Livesay, Daniel author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Williamsburg, Virginia : Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture ; Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
Descriptionpages cm
Abstract "By tracing the largely forgotten eighteenth-century migration of elite mixed-race individuals from Jamaica to Great Britain, "Children of Uncertain Fortune" reinterprets the evolution of British racial ideologies as a matter of negotiating family membership. Using wills, legal petitions, family correspondences, and inheritance lawsuits, Daniel Livesay ... follow[s] the hundreds of children born to white planters and Caribbean women of color who crossed the ocean for educational opportunities, professional apprenticeships, marriage prospects, or refuge from colonial prejudices"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2017030142
ISBN9781469634432 (cloth ; alk. paper)
ISBN1469634430 (cloth ; alk. paper)

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