FGSJ Webinar: Jamaica Ladies – Female Slaveholders and the Creation of Britain’s Atlantic Empire

Women propped up the largest slave society in the British Empire. 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… Continue Reading

Hibbert/Headquarters House, Kingston

Hibbert House, also known as Headquarters House, is the home of the Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT).  It was built in 1755 by Thomas Hibbert, a wealthy English Merchant.  Its story, including its possible use to auction newly arrived enslaved people, is told… Continue Reading