Slavery and Revolution

Monthly Archives: December 2005

‘Legitimacy’ and Social Boundaries

By Christer Petley |

This article explores relations between free people of colour and white men in early nineteenth-century Jamaica. Using evidence from wills and other contemporary sources, it considers the types of bequests that white slaveholders made to free people of colour and to white people. In a slave society divided by racialized boundaries of rule, slaveholders’ liaisons […]

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