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Slavery, childhood, and abolition in Jamaica, 1788-1838 / Colleen A. Vasconcellos.

Author/creator Vasconcellos, Colleen A., 1973-
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoAthens : The University of Georgia Press, [2015]
Descriptionxvi, 151 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
Series Early American places
Contents "To so dark a destiny my lovely babe I've borne" : slavery and childhood in Jamaica -- "The child whom many fathers share, hath seldom known a father's care" : miscegenation and childhood in Jamaican slave society -- "Train up a child in the way he should go" : childhood and education in the Jamaican slave community -- "That iniquitous law" : the apprenticeship and emancipation of Jamaica's enslaved children.
Scope and content "This project examines childhood and slavery in Jamaica from 1750, when abolitionist sentiment began to take hold in England, to 1838, when slavery finally ended on the island. By focusing specifically on the changing nature of slave childhood in Jamaica, Vasconcellos examines how childhood and slavery influenced and changed each other throughout this period of study, with the abolitionist movement standing as the main catalyst for change. With each chapter focusing on a different aspect of the slave experience, this monograph explores a childhood that was defined by planter opinion and manipulation, but one that was increasingly affected by the complex processes of slavery, abolition, and eventually emancipation. In doing so, this study reveals a great deal about slave family and childhood from the inside, shining new light on the experiences of slave children and slave families in Jamaica"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 103-148) and index.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2014029501
ISBN9780820348025 (hardcover)
ISBN9780820348056 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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