British West Indian Slavery, 1750-1834

British West Indian Slavery, 1750-1834

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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


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