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A Historical Study of Women in Jamaica

A Historical Study of Women in Jamaica Book
Author : Lucille Mathurin Mair
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0987650XXX
File Size : 35,8 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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An exposure of women as agents of history - a path-breaking achievement at a time when Caribbean historiography ignored women. The white woman consumed, the coloured woman served and the black woman laboured.

A Historical Study of Women in Jamaica from 1655 to 1844

A Historical Study of Women in Jamaica from 1655 to 1844 Book
Author : Lucille Mathurin
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1974
ISBN : 0987650XXX
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Language : Ennglish


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Download A Historical Study of Women in Jamaica from 1655 to 1844 book written by Lucille Mathurin and published by with total hardcover pages 489 . Available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, read book directly with any devices anywhere and anytime.

Jamaica Ladies

Jamaica Ladies Book
Author : Christine Walker
Publisher : UNC Press Books
Release : 2020-04-17
ISBN : 1469655276
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Language : Ennglish


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Jamaica Ladies is the first systematic study of the free and freed women of European, Euro-African, and African descent who perpetuated chattel slavery and reaped its profits in the British Empire. Their actions helped transform Jamaica into the wealthiest slaveholding colony in the Anglo-Atlantic world. Starting in the 1670s, a surprisingly large and diverse group of women helped secure English control of Jamaica and, crucially, aided its developing and expanding slave labor regime by acquiring enslaved men, women, and children to protect their own tenuous claims to status and independence. Female colonists employed slaveholding as a means of advancing themselves socially and financially on the island. By owning others, they wielded forms of legal, social, economic, and cultural authority not available to them in Britain. In addition, slaveholding allowed free women of African descent, who were not far removed from slavery themselves, to cultivate, perform, and cement their free status. Alongside their male counterparts, women bought, sold, stole, and punished the people they claimed as property and vociferously defended their rights to do so. As slavery's beneficiaries, these women worked to stabilize and propel this brutal labor regime from its inception.

Contested Bodies

Contested Bodies Book
Author : Sasha Turner
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
Release : 2017-05-05
ISBN : 081229405X
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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It is often thought that slaveholders only began to show an interest in female slaves' reproductive health after the British government banned the importation of Africans into its West Indian colonies in 1807. However, as Sasha Turner shows in this illuminating study, for almost thirty years before the slave trade ended, Jamaican slaveholders and doctors adjusted slave women's labor, discipline, and health care to increase birth rates and ensure that infants lived to become adult workers. Although slaves' interests in healthy pregnancies and babies aligned with those of their masters, enslaved mothers, healers, family, and community members distrusted their owners' medicine and benevolence. Turner contends that the social bonds and cultural practices created around reproductive health care and childbirth challenged the economic purposes slaveholders gave to birthing and raising children. Through powerful stories that place the reader on the ground in plantation-era Jamaica, Contested Bodies reveals enslaved women's contrasting ideas about maternity and raising children, which put them at odds not only with their owners but sometimes with abolitionists and enslaved men. Turner argues that, as the source of new labor, these women created rituals, customs, and relationships around pregnancy, childbirth, and childrearing that enabled them at times to dictate the nature and pace of their work as well as their value. Drawing on a wide range of sources—including plantation records, abolitionist treatises, legislative documents, slave narratives, runaway advertisements, proslavery literature, and planter correspondence—Contested Bodies yields a fresh account of how the end of the slave trade changed the bodily experiences of those still enslaved in Jamaica.

Engendering History

Engendering History Book
Author : NA NA
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-04-30
ISBN : 1137073020
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Engendering History broadens the base of empirical knowledge on Caribbean women's history and re-evaluates the body of work that exists. The book is pan-Caribbean in its approach, though most articles are on the English-speaking Caribbean, highlighting the research pattern in Caribbean women's history.

Children of Uncertain Fortune

Children of Uncertain Fortune Book
Author : Daniel Livesay
Publisher : UNC Press Books
Release : 2018-01-11
ISBN : 1469634449
File Size : 27,7 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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By tracing the largely forgotten eighteenth-century migration of elite mixed-race individuals from Jamaica to Great Britain, Children of Uncertain Fortune reinterprets the evolution of British racial ideologies as a matter of negotiating family membership. Using wills, legal petitions, family correspondences, and inheritance lawsuits, Daniel Livesay is the first scholar to follow the hundreds of children born to white planters and Caribbean women of color who crossed the ocean for educational opportunities, professional apprenticeships, marriage prospects, or refuge from colonial prejudices. The presence of these elite children of color in Britain pushed popular opinion in the British Atlantic world toward narrower conceptions of race and kinship. Members of Parliament, colonial assemblymen, merchant kings, and cultural arbiters--the very people who decided Britain's colonial policies, debated abolition, passed marital laws, and arbitrated inheritance disputes--rubbed shoulders with these mixed-race Caribbean migrants in parlors and sitting rooms. Upper-class Britons also resented colonial transplants and coveted their inheritances; family intimacy gave way to racial exclusion. By the early nineteenth century, relatives had become strangers.

Almost Home

Almost Home Book
Author : Ruma Chopra
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2018-01-01
ISBN : 0300220464
File Size : 28,8 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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The unique story of a small community of escaped slaves who revolted against the British government yet still managed to maneuver and survive against all odds After being exiled from their native Jamaica in 1795, the Trelawney Town Maroons endured in Nova Scotia and then in Sierra Leone. In this gripping narrative, Ruma Chopra demonstrates how the unlikely survival of this community of escaped slaves reveals the contradictions of slavery and the complexities of the British antislavery era. While some Europeans sought to enlist the Maroons' help in securing the institution of slavery and others viewed them as junior partners in the global fight to abolish it, the Maroons deftly negotiated their position to avoid subjugation and take advantage of their limited opportunities. Drawing on a vast array of primary source material, Chopra traces their journey and eventual transformation into refugees, empire builders--and sometimes even slave catchers and slave owners. Chopra's compelling tale, encompassing three distinct regions of the British Atlantic, will be read by scholars across a range of fields.

Subverting Empire

Subverting Empire Book
Author : Will Jackson,Emily Manktelow
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-07-15
ISBN : 1137465875
File Size : 23,8 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Across their empire, the British spoke ceaselessly of deviants of undesirables, ne'er do wells, petit-tyrants and rogues. With obvious literary appeal, these soon became stock figures. This is the first study to take deviance seriously, bringing together histories that reveal the complexity of a phenomenon that remains only dimly understood.

Slavery Freedom and Gender

Slavery  Freedom and Gender Book
Author : Brian L. Moore,B. W. Higman
Publisher : University of West Indies Press
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9789766401375
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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A collection of lectures delivered between 1987 and 1998. The book is divided into two sections: slavery and freedom, which features critical research on slavery and post-emancipation society, and gender.

Sister Jamaica

Sister Jamaica Book
Author : Augusta Lynn Bolles
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0987650XXX
File Size : 38,8 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Sister Jamaica is about women factory workers, their households, jobs and lives in Kingston during the destabilization of the Michael Manley administration (1978-79). It shows how these working class women and their household members achieved access to scarce resources and survived a national political and economic crisis. The author argues that such achievements were the result of these women and their households exercising a variety of traditional and contemporary cultural, social and economic options. Bolles looks at the influences of race, class and gender, emphasizing women's roles in kinship, kindredship and domestic organization. Domestic chores, cash flows and networks of exchange are examined in order to illustrate which household member performed what kind of task and under what kind of circumstances. The division of labor among 127 households is examined. Finally, Bolles looks at the factories and female work forces against the background of international capitalism. This text will provide beneficial reading for introductory anthropology classes and courses in women's studies, Afro-American studies, and Caribbean and Latin American studies.

Reading Canadian Women s and Gender History

Reading Canadian Women  s and Gender History Book
Author : Nancy Janovicek,Carmen Nielson
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2019-05-06
ISBN : 1442629738
File Size : 31,5 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Inspired by the question of "what’s next?" in the field of Canadian women’s and gender history, this broadly historiographical volume represents a conversation among established and emerging scholars who share a commitment to understanding the past from intersectional feminist perspectives. It includes original essays on Quebecois, Indigenous, Black, and immigrant women’s histories and tackles such diverse topics as colonialism, religion, labour, warfare, sexuality, and reproductive labour and justice. Intended as a regenerative retrospective of a critically important field, this collection both engages analytically with the current state of women’s and gender historiography in Canada and draws on its rich past to generate new knowledge and areas for inquiry.

No Bond But the Law

No Bond But the Law Book
Author : Diana Paton
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2004-10-29
ISBN : 9780822333982
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Language : Ennglish


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DIVThe author analyzes punishment as a way to explore the dynamic of state formation in a colonial society making the transition from slavery to freedom./div

Lucille Mathurin Mair

Lucille Mathurin Mair Book
Author : Verene A. Shepherd
Publisher : Caribbean Biography
Release : 2020-10-23
ISBN : 9789766407704
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Lucille Mathurin Mair (née Walrond) made a mammoth contribution to women in Jamaica and across the world. In this biography, Verene Shepherd traces Mair's evolving ideology through her roles as professional historian, wife, mother, mentor, diplomat, national and international civil servant, legislator, and women's rights activist. Mair's tireless commitment to the principles of justice and equality for women guided her work and she particularly sought to centre women of the Global South in the development agenda. The accounts of Mair's myriad and often uncredited contributions at the University of the West Indies, the United Nations, and as a senator in the Government of Jamaica are enhanced by previously unpublished extracts from her notes and personal papers and interviews with her friends and colleagues. Shepherd weaves these sources together to give us a thought-provoking study of the evolution of a rebel woman.

Wake the Town Tell the People

Wake the Town   Tell the People Book
Author : Norman C. Stolzoff
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9780822325147
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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An ethnography of Dancehall, the dominant form of reggae music in Jamica since the early 1960s.

The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness Book
Author : Bianca C. Williams
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2018-02-08
ISBN : 0822372134
File Size : 38,7 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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In The Pursuit of Happiness Bianca C. Williams traces the experiences of African American women as they travel to Jamaica, where they address the perils and disappointments of American racism by looking for intimacy, happiness, and a connection to their racial identities. Through their encounters with Jamaican online communities and their participation in trips organized by Girlfriend Tours International, the women construct notions of racial, sexual, and emotional belonging by forming relationships with Jamaican men and other "girlfriends." These relationships allow the women to exercise agency and find happiness in ways that resist the damaging intersections of racism and patriarchy in the United States. However, while the women require a spiritual and virtual connection to Jamaica in order to live happily in the United States, their notion of happiness relies on travel, which requires leveraging their national privilege as American citizens. Williams's theorization of "emotional transnationalism" and the construction of affect across diasporic distance attends to the connections between race, gender, and affect while highlighting how affective relationships mark nationalized and gendered power differentials within the African diaspora.

The Book of Night Women

The Book of Night Women Book
Author : Marlon James
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2009-02-19
ISBN : 1101011319
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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From the author of the National Book Award finalist Black Leopard, Red Wolf and the WINNER of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for A Brief History of Seven Killings "An undeniable success.” — The New York Times Book Review A true triumph of voice and storytelling, The Book of Night Women rings with both profound authenticity and a distinctly contemporary energy. It is the story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the eighteenth century. Even at her birth, the slave women around her recognize a dark power that they- and she-will come to both revere and fear. The Night Women, as they call themselves, have long been plotting a slave revolt, and as Lilith comes of age they see her as the key to their plans. But when she begins to understand her own feelings, desires, and identity, Lilith starts to push at the edges of what is imaginable for the life of a slave woman, and risks becoming the conspiracy's weak link. But the real revelation of the book-the secret to the stirring imagery and insistent prose-is Marlon James himself, a young writer at once breath­takingly daring and wholly in command of his craft.

Women in Jamaica

Women in Jamaica Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : University of West Indies Press
Release : 1997
ISBN : 9789766400330
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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"The first detailed bibliography of books, unpublished reports, theses and articles written on women in Jamaica up to 1994. "There is no limitation in scope except that newspaper articles are excluded, as is material published after 1994. Most of the works identified were written after 1970 as the bulk of the research on women in Jamaica really had its genesis with the declaration of International Women's Year in 1975. Prior to that, research seems to have been concentrated on the twin subjects of family and fertility . . . Certain areas are yet to be tapped and recorded . . . [but] the bibliography, by identifying what already exists, points to areas where material is lacking." Introduction Women in Jamaica is intended for the practitioner, the researcher, and the tertiary level student and lecturer. It cites over 600 works under topical headings such as Arts and Literature, Biography, Education, Economic Conditions and Employment, Family and Fertility, Health, Legal Issues, Politics, and Social Conditions. This volume includes short listings of bibliographies, periodicals and audiovisual material.

The Jamaica Reader

The Jamaica Reader Book
Author : Diana Paton,Matthew J. Smith
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2021-04-30
ISBN : 1478013095
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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From Miss Lou to Bob Marley and Usain Bolt to Kamala Harris, Jamaica has had an outsized reach in global mainstream culture. Yet many of its most important historical, cultural, and political events and aspects are largely unknown beyond the island. The Jamaica Reader presents a panoramic history of the country, from its precontact indigenous origins to the present. Combining more than one hundred classic and lesser-known texts that include journalism, lyrics, memoir, and poetry, the Reader showcases myriad voices from over the centuries: the earliest published black writer in the English-speaking world; contemporary dancehall artists; Marcus Garvey; and anonymous migrant workers. It illuminates the complexities of Jamaica's past, addressing topics such as resistance to slavery, the modern tourist industry, the realities of urban life, and the struggle to find a national identity following independence in 1962. Throughout, it sketches how its residents and visitors have experienced and shaped its place in the world. Providing an unparalleled look at Jamaica's history, culture, and politics, this volume is an ideal companion for anyone interested in learning about this magnetic and dynamic nation.

Gender and the Politics of History

Gender and the Politics of History Book
Author : Joan Wallach Scott
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9780231118576
File Size : 51,6 Mb
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An interrogation of the uses of gender as a tool for cultural and historical analysis. The revised edition reassesses the book's fundamental topic: the category of gender. In arguing that gender no longer serves to destabilize our understanding of sexual difference, the new preface and new chapter open a critical dialogue with the original book. From publisher description.

Jamaican Women and the World Wars

Jamaican Women and the World Wars Book
Author : Dalea Bean
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-12-04
ISBN : 3319685856
File Size : 32,6 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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This book highlights the important, yet often forgotten, roles that Jamaican women played in the World Wars. Predicated on the notion that warfare has historically been an agent of change, Dalea Bean contends that traces of this truism were in Jamaica and illustrates that women have historically been part of the war project, both as soldiers and civilians. This ground-breaking work fills a gap in the historiography of Jamaican women by positioning the World Wars as watershed periods for their changing roles and status in the colony. By unearthing critical themes such as women’s war work as civilians, recruitment of men for service in the British West India Regiment, the local suffrage movement in post-Great War Jamaica, and Jamaican women’s involvement as soldiers in the British Army during the Second World War, this book presents the most extensive and holistic account of Jamaican women’s involvement in the wars.

Higglers in Kingston

Higglers in Kingston Book
Author : Winnifred Brown-Glaude
Publisher : Vanderbilt University Press
Release : 2011-08-08
ISBN : 0826501907
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Making a living in the Caribbean requires resourcefulness and even a willingness to circumvent the law. Women of color in Jamaica encounter bureaucratic mazes, neighborhood territoriality, and ingrained racial and cultural prejudices. For them, it requires nothing less than a herculean effort to realize their entrepreneurial dreams. In Higglers in Kingston, Winnifred Brown-Glaude puts the reader on the ground in frenetic urban Kingston, the capital and largest city in Jamaica. She explores the lives of informal market laborers, called "higglers," across the city as they navigate a corrupt and inaccessible "official" Jamaican economy. But rather than focus merely on the present-day situation, she contextualizes how Jamaica arrived at this point, delving deep into the island's history as a former colony, a home to slaves and masters alike, and an eventual nation of competing and conflicted racial sectors. Higglers in Kingston weaves together contemporary ethnography, economic history, and sociology of race to address a broad audience of readers on a crucial economic and cultural center.