rebel woman in the British West Indies during slavery

by Lucille Mathurin

Publisher: Published by Institute of Jamaica for the African-Caribbean Institute of Jamaica in Kingston

Written in English
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  • Slavery -- Jamaica -- Juvenile literature.

Edition Notes

StatementLucille Mathurin ; ill. by Dennis Ranston.
SeriesAfrican-Caribbean publications
ContributionsRanston, Dennis., African-Caribbean Institute of Jamaica.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHT1096 .M37
The Physical Object
Pagination40, [1] p. :
Number of Pages40
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4936243M
LC Control Number76363325

L.M. Mair, The Rebel Woman in the British West Indies during Slavery (Kingston, ),p 7. Google Scholar Mathew 'Monk' Lewis, Journal of a West Indian Proprietor (London, ), p. Mathurin Mair wrote The Rebel Woman in the British West Indies During Slavery, presenting the black woman not as a victim but as an active agent in her liberation. She served The UWI in various. British links and the West Indian proslavery argument Christer Petley, Leeds Metropolitan University. In his proslavery History of the British Colonies in the West Indies (), the planter-politician Bryan Edwards noted an important shift in British sensibilities, claiming that 'the age itself is hourly improving in humanity'. He went on to assert that 'this improvement visibly extends. Slavery developed more slowly in North America than in the English West Indies because: a. it was a longer trip from Africa to North America, making slavery less profitable. b. those living in the British West Indies opposed slavery until the American colonies won .

Slavery Abolition Act, act of the British Parliament that abolished slavery in most British colonies, freeing more than , enslaved Africans in the Caribbean and South Africa as well as a small number in Canada. The act received Royal Assent on August .   I knew that it was part of the British West Indies and the only English-speaking country in South America. [a rebel slave leader] and the slave rebellion of ,” she recounts. “But the. On the contrary, as Tom Zoellner argues in Island on Fire, it was another Jamaican insurrection that finally precipitated the end of British slavery in the West Indies. Shortly after Christmas , betw men and women rose up and ran away, refusing to work any longer as slaves. Women slaves › West Indies, British › Social conditions (2) Slaves › Emancipation › West Indies, British (2) West Indies, British › Politics and government (1) Plantation life › West Indies, British (1) West Indies, British › Social life and customs (1) West Indies, British › Economic conditions (1).

  Mathurin, Lucille () Rebel Woman in the British West Indies During Slavery, Kingston: Institute of Jamaica. Google Scholar Mitchell, Juliet, and Oakley, Ann () .

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The rebel woman in the British West Indies during slavery Paperback – Import, January 1, by Lucille Mathurin (Author) out of 5 stars 1 ratingReviews: 1. "The Rebel Woman describes a period in Jamaica's history where women played an important part in different forms of protest against slavery.

Mair's book details both the negative and positive methods of protest used by the enslaved people of the West Indies. An excellent reference for students researching topics relating to slavery, freedom and gender.

The Rebel Woman describes a period in Jamaica's history where women played an important part in different forms of protest against slavery. Mair's book details both the negative and positive methods of protest used by the enslaved people of the West Indies.

An excellent reference for students researching topics relating to slavery, freedom and. Rebel woman in the British West Indies during slavery. Kingston: Published by Institute of Jamaica for the African-Caribbean Institute of Jamaica, (OCoLC) Material Type: Juvenile audience: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Lucille Mathurin Mair; Dennis Ranston; African-Caribbean Institute of Jamaica.

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Get this from a library. The rebel woman in the British West Indies during slavery. [Lucille Mathurin Mair; Dennis Ranston]. The rebel woman in the British West Indies during slavery / by Lucille Mathurin Mair ; illustrations by Dennis Ranston.

Format Book Published Kingston, Jamaica: Institute of Jamaica Publications Ltd., Description 40 p.: ill. ; 19 x 22 cm. Other contributors Ranston, Dennis. Notes. "The Rebel Woman describes a period in Jamaica's history where women played an important part in different forms of protest against slavery.

Mair's book details both the negative and positive methods of protest used by the enslaved people of the West Indies. According to Lucille Mathurin Mair in her article entitled “The Rebel Woman in the British West Indies During Slavery”, coming from West African, enslaved women in the Caribbean developed a gret level of self-respect and confidence.

This was due to the fact that many of them held great amount of power and authority in Africa. Lucille Mathurin Mair's doctoral dissertation submitted in October became the "most sought-after unpublished work among students and scholars of Caribbean history and culture," say editors Hilary Beckles and Verene Shepherd in the introduction to the book "A Historical Study Of Women In Jamaica ," the seminal work now transformed from thesis to a published book.

According to Lucille Mathurin Mair in her article entitled “The Rebel Woman in the British West Indies During Slavery”, coming from West African, enslaved women in the Caribbean developed a gret level of self-respect and confidence. This was due to the fact that many of them held great amount of power and authority in Africa.

THE REBEL WOMAN in the British West Indies During Slavery by Lucille Mathurin Mair, Dennis Ranston THE REBEL WOMAN in the British West Indies During Slavery by Lucille Mathurin Mair, Dennis Ranston (pp. 99 BOOKS RECEIVED BOOKS RECEIVED (p. The decapitation of slaves convicted of major crimes was not unusual in the British West Indies.

The thirteen engravings in this book (a list with their descriptions is on pp. ) and the drawings on which they are based, were made by the author; he had been living in.

British West India slave-owners were divided in opinion whether, as slave 2These were probably "Deficiency Men". In all the West India colonies fears of the numeri cal superiority of the slaves led, in the eighteenth century, to the enactment of laws requiring slave-owners to employ white men in some stated proportion to the number of their.

Hilary Beckles, 'The Years' War: slave resistance in the British West Indies, an overview of the historiography', Jamaican Historical Review, 13 (), 1– Back to (2) David Eltis, The Rise of African Slavery in the Americas (Cambridge, ), The University of the West Indies Press 7a Gibraltar Hall Road Mona, Kingston 7 Jamaica, West Indies Tel: () / Fax: () Web:   Mair was the first historian to write women into Jamaican history and her publications ‘The Arrivals of Black Women’, published in Jamaica Journal,and The Rebel Woman in the British West Indies during Slavery (Kingston, republished, ) proved inspirational sources and convinced me that I had chosen the right topic.

Croix, Danish West Indies, Denmark, Slave Plantation and Town Head Tax Lists, This database contains images of plantation and town head tax lists from the island of St.

Croix in the Danish West Indies (today the U.S. Virgin Islands) from Some of these records have been indexed and are name searchable.

British Loyalists, heir Slaves Flee during Revolutionary War A mass migration of blacks from North America to the West Indies occurred in the s at the conclusion of the Ameri­ can Revolutionary War.

he American “Tories,” or “Loyalists” who had sided with the British crown, evacuated with British. Slavery was abolished in the British West Indies with passage of the Slavery Abolition Act of The British did not immediately shift to free labour.

A system of apprenticeship was implemented alongside emancipation in Britain's Caribbean possessions that required slaves to continue labouring for their former masters for a period of four to six years in exchange for provisions. The Baptist War (so called because Sharpe was a Baptist deacon) was one of the largest slave rebellions in the British West Indies and contributed to Britain’s abolition of slavery in The Haitian Revolution was a series of conflicts that took place between and The History of slavery.

In the Caribbean, England colonised the islands of St. Kitts and Barbados in and respectively, and later, Jamaica in These and other Caribbean colonies later became the center of wealth and the focus of the slave trade for the growing British Empire.

French slavery. As ofthe French were importing approximat Africans for enslavement to. Slave laws and codes in the British Caribbean Although slavery was not a condition recognised under English law there was little or no opposition in England before the s, to either the slave trade or the institution of slavery in the Caribbean colonies.

As a result, the life of a slave in such a colony was dominated by laws drawn up by the. The Irish slaves myth is a pseudohistorical narrative that falsely conflates the penal transportation and indentured servitude of Irish people during the 17th and 18th centuries with the hereditary chattel slavery experience of enslaved Africans.

Some white nationalists, and others who want to minimize the effects of hereditary chattel slavery on Africans and their descendants, have used this.

A rare and extremely controversial 19th century Bible on display at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., was a powerful tool of propaganda, a mind control device, and a generator of ‘ Fake News’ once used by British missionaries to convert slaves to Christianity.

The rare Bible is on loan from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee and been exhibited in the Washington museum since. This assessment is to highlight the role of enslaved women who resided and worked on the sugar plantations in the British West Indian islands before the abolition of slavery.

In order to effectively understand the enslaved women’s role and situation, their social and economic states have to be taken into consideration. Remembering the life of Dr Lucille Mathurin Mair; The great Dr Lucille Mathurin Mair's seminal work The Rebel Woman in the British West Indies During Slavery framed my consciousness as a young, undergraduate student on the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI).

As a follow-up to her seminal study, Dr. Mair wrote the article ‘The Rebel Woman in the British West Indies During Slavery’ which put on the platform the resistance efforts of the enslaved black woman, forever dispelling the notion of the black woman as a victim.

Mathurin, Lucille, and Dennis Ranston. The Rebel Woman in the British West Indies during Slavery. Kingston: Published by Institute of Jamaica for the African-Caribbean Institute of Jamaica, Print.

Olmos, Margarite Fernandez, and Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert. The Slave Bible was actually titled Parts of the Holy Bible, selected for the use of the Negro Slaves, in the British West-India Islands.

It’s not clear who exactly directed these changes. The British government finally abolished slavery in its colonies in the West Indies (as well as South Africa and Canada) with the passage of the Slavery Abolition Act of The law was the fulfillment of the efforts and hopes of British abolitionists, as well as the struggles of slaves themselves in the Caribbean.Lucille Mathurin Mair, ‘Women Field Workers in Jamaica During Slavery’, The Elsa Goveia Memorial Lecture (Kingston: Department of History, University of the West Indies, Mona, ), p.

4. 4. Onafter nearly three centuries of the transport of African slaves across the Atlantic, there were major slave economies in the Americas, principally in Brazil, the Caribbean, and the southern part of the United States (formerly British colonies), with the Caribbean and British Guiana (now Guyana) being the British slave societies.

Abolitionism, however, became a significant cause in.