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British Slave Emancipation: The Sugar Colonies and the Great Experiment 1830-1865 - Clarendon Paperbacks (Paperback)
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British Slave Emancipation: The Sugar Colonies and the Great Experiment 1830-1865 - Clarendon Paperbacks (Paperback)

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Paperback 464 Pages / Published: 15/08/1991
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This is a study of the West Indies in the mid-nineteenth century. William A. Green draws together the experiences of more than a dozen different sugar colonies and forms them into a coherent historical account. The first part of the book examines the West Indies on the eve of emancipation in 1830; the second explores the politics and society of the islands during the period 1830-1865, a key passage in West Indian history. Professor Green presents a clear general picture of the sugar colonies, and places British governmental policy towards the region in the context of Victorian attitudes towards colonial questions. His lucid and comprehensive account is an important contribution to Caribbean history.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198202783
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 215 x 139 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
`conveniently brings together much scattered information and interestingly contrasts the development of Jamaica with that of Trinidad, Guiana, and Barbados.'Victorian Studies
`a useful synthesis...particularly cogent on the economic and political issues within the islands, showing their common concerns as well as their local variations.'Choice
`incisive, thorough, and well-written work ... a most useful comparative study.' Canadian Journal of History
`Green has succeeded admirably in presenting much material and analysis in a most clear and readable manner ... should become a vital complement to those studies concerned with the slave era, and is of interest to economic, social, and political historians dealing with British imperial policy as well as West Indian affairs.' Economic History Review
`Green gives a rounded picture of the British West Indies as a whole in a highly significant period ... because Green writes with distinction, the book is a pleasure to read. It is certainly obligatory reading for all students of British Carribbean history.' English Historical Review
`Within its genre ... this is an outstanding work.' American Historical Review

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