The Children of Africa in the Colonies

The Children of Africa in the Colonies

Free People of Color in Barbados in the Age of Emancipation

eBook - 2008
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How emancipation transformed social and political relations in Barbados. When a small group of free men of color gathered in 1838 to celebrate the end of apprenticeship in Barbados, they spoke of emancipation as the moment of freedom for all colored people, not just the former slaves. The fact that many of these men had owned slaves themselves gives a hollow ring to their lofty pronouncements. Yet in The Children of Africa in the Colonies, Melanie J. Newton demonstrates that simply dismissing these men as hypocrites ignores the complexity of their relationship to slavery. Exploring the role of.
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, Ă2008
ISBN: 9780807148730
0807148733
9780807133262
0807133264
9780807134269
0807134260
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xii, 322 pages) : map

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