The Resource The economics of emancipation : Jamaica & Barbados, 1823-1843, (electronic resource)

The economics of emancipation : Jamaica & Barbados, 1823-1843, (electronic resource)

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The economics of emancipation : Jamaica & Barbados, 1823-1843
Title
The economics of emancipation
Title remainder
Jamaica & Barbados, 1823-1843
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Language
eng
Summary
The British Slavery Abolition Act of 1834 provided a grant of u20 million to compensate the owners of West Indian slaves for the loss of their human 'property. ' In this first comparative analysis of the impact of the award on the colonies, Mary Butler focuses on Jamaica and Barbados, two of Britain's premier sugar islands. The Economics of Emancipation examines the effect of compensated emancipation on colonial credit, landownership, plantation land values, and the broader spheres of international trade and finance. Butler also brings the role and status of women as creditors and plantation owners into focus for the first time. Through her analysis of rarely used chancery court records, attorneys' letters, and compensation returns, Butler underscores the fragility of the colonial economies of Jamaica and Barbados, illustrates the changing relationship between planters and merchants, and offers new insights into the social and political history of the West Indies and Britain
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Midwest
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Butler, Kathleen Mary
Dewey number
326
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Slaves
  • Slaves
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Electronic books
  • Jamaica
  • Barbados
Target audience
adult
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The economics of emancipation : Jamaica & Barbados, 1823-1843, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12065578
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT12065578
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12065578
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12065578
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The economics of emancipation : Jamaica & Barbados, 1823-1843, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12065578
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT12065578
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12065578
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12065578
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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