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Jamaica ladies : female slaveholders and the creation of Britain's Atlantic empire / Christine Walker.

Author/creator Walker, Christine (Christine Millen) author.
Other author/creatorOmohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture, publisher.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Williamsburg, Virginia : Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture ; Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2020]
Descriptionx, 317 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Subject(s)
Contents Port Royal -- Kingston -- Plantations -- Inheritance bequests -- Nonmarital intimacies -- Manumissions.
Abstract "'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. Their actions helped transform Jamaica into the wealthiest slaveholding colony in the Anglo-Atlantic world. Starting in the 1670s, a surprisingly large and diverse group of women helped secure English control of Jamaica and, crucially, aided its developing and expanding slave labor regime by acquiring enslaved men, women, and children to protect their own tenuous claims to status and independence"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Genre/formHistory.
LCCN 2019053442
ISBN9781469655260 hardcover alkaline paper
ISBN1469655268 hardcover alkaline paper
ISBN9781469658797 paperback alkaline paper
ISBN1469658798 paperback alkaline paper
ISBNelectronic book

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