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Mastery, Tyranny, and Desire: Thomas Thistlewood and His Slaves in the Anglo-Jamaican World

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Burnard,Trevor (Author)
Format:
Book, Whole
Publication Date:
2004
URL:
http://www.worldcat.org/isbn/0807828564
Published:
Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press
ISBN:
0-8078-2856-4
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
History, Jamaica, Biography, Social conditions, Slavery, Slaves, Plantations, 18th century, Plantation life, Thistlewood, Thomas
Notes:
320 p, "Trevor Burnard's Mastery, Tyranny, and Desire is a detailed study based on a rather unusual and exhaustive diary of an English migrant who becomes a small slaveholder in eighteenth-century Jamaica. It probably contains more information than any single source on Jamaican society and on slaves and slavery, and provides many important insights into the lives of slaves and of whites. Given the subject and the materials, this book will be of interest to all concerned with the study of slavery as well as scholars of the Caribbean and of British Caribbean history." (Stanley L. Engerman, University of Rochester )