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
An Analysis of the Role of the Enslaved Population on Ten Tharp Properties in 1805 Trelawny, Jamaica Following on from Ke Vaughn Harding’s talk on the recreation of a slave dwelling at Good Hope owned by planter John Tharp, we… Continue Reading
The FGSJ is delighted to offer the chance to hear Richard Atkinson talk with its chair, Peregrine Bryant about his highly acclaimed book, Mr Atkinson’s Rum Contract. There will be a chance, through the event moderator, to ask Richard questions. To book, see… Continue Reading
‘Silver padlocks for Blacks or Dogs; collars, etc: Lapdogs, black servants and slavery in the 18th century’ and ‘Slave and Master: Breaking the Chains
An interesting article published in the New York Times about a Scottish-born photographer who was drawn to Jamaica to explore how his homeland’s wealth was built on the backs of slave labour in the Caribbean.