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British Slave Emancipation

Green William A.


This is a study of the West Indies in the mid-nineteenth century. The author draws together the experiences of more than a dozen different sugar colonies and forms them into a coherent historical account. The first part of the book examines the West Indies on the eve of emancipation in 1830; the second explores the politics and society of the islands during the period 1830–65, a key passage in West Indian history. The author presents a general picture of the sugar colonies, and places British governmental policy towards the region in the context of Victorian attitudes towards colonial question ... More

Keywords: West Indies, mid-nineteenth century, sugar colonies, politics, society, overnmental policy, colonial

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780198202783
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202783.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Green William A., author
University of Warsaw