Review of Jamaica in slavery and freedom: history, heritage and culture by Kathleen E. A. Monteith and Glen Richards, eds.

Besson, Jean. 2004. Review of Jamaica in slavery and freedom: history, heritage and culture by Kathleen E. A. Monteith and Glen Richards, eds. New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids, 78(3-4), pp. 315-317. ISSN 1382-2373 [Article]

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This collection of essays, written primarily by historians at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, is dedicated to three pioneering figures in the writing of Jamaican and Caribbean history: Clinton Black (1918-93),
Elsa Goveia (1925-80), and Douglas Hall (1920-99). The book is well edited, written, and illustrated (though it would have been enhanced by an index).
Each chapter is a significant contribution to the understanding of Jamaica in slavery and freedom, and together the essays provide a rich focus on various
aspects of Jamaican history before and after emancipation. However, the inclusion of "heritage and culture" in the subtitle begs the question of an anthropological perspective, which at times is noticeably missing.

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Article

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https://doi.org/10.1163/13822373-90002515

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Review of Jamaica in slavery and freedom: history, heritage and culture by K. E. A. Monteith and G. Richards (eds.)

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Anthropology

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DateEvent
2004Published

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11698

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15 Jun 2015 10:10

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16 Jun 2017 13:06

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/11698

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