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Title: "The man that says slaves be quite happy in slavery ... is either ignorant or a lying person ..." : an account of slavery in the marginal colonies of the British West Indies
Author: Murray, Roy James
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 2001
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Broadly speaking, this study aims to refine the traditional interpretation of the term "marginal colony" in an effort to illustrate how economic developments in each of the Bahamas, the Caymans, Belize, Anguilla, and Barbuda during the last half century or so of formal slavery in the British Caribbean impacted upon the life and labour experiences of bondsmen and women in these territories. More specifically, the study attempts to define the "marginal slave experience" by examining the occupations of slaves in these territories, their living conditions and general treatment by their respective owners within the wider context of these experiences for slaves in the sugar colonies of the British West Indies. In so doing, the study seeks also to establish and account for the significant differences in the organisation of slavery in the marginal territories of the region arising from the different economic function of that institution in those terrorities from that which prevailed in the sugar colonies of the British Caribbean.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: HT Communities. Classes. Races ; HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform