This new study examines the attempts made by British West Indian planters to improve the treatment of their slaves, partly in response to the rise of the anti-slavery movement. It is the first account of Caribbean slavery to be based on the detailed analysis of plantation records from several different sugar colonies.(On Jamaica a proposed a#39;Patriotic Societya#39; failed with the emigration of its founders.26) Barbados plantersa#39; wives ... After studying Richard Beckforda#39;s manual on agriculture, Thomas Thistlewood noted: a#39;but planting is improved a good dealanbsp;...
|Title||:||British West Indian Slavery, 1750-1834|
|Author||:||J. R. Ward|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press on Demand - 1988|