Series: Antislavery, Abolition, and the Atlantic World
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: LSU Press; 1 edition (June 1, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 2781601
Format: PDF Text djvu book
How emancipation transformed social and political relations in BarbadosWhen a small group of free men of color gathered in 1838 to celebrate the end of apprenticeship in Barbados, they spoke of emancipation as the moment of freedom for all colored people, not just the former slaves. The fact that many of these men had owned slaves themselves gives a hollow ring to their lofty pronouncements. Yet in The Children of Africa in the Colonies, Melanie ...