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Joseph C. Miller Memorial Lecture by Christine Walker

In this talk, Christine Walker discusses her book, Jamaica Ladies: Female Slaveholders and the Creation of Britain’s Atlantic 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. Their
actions helped transform Jamaica into the wealthiest slaveholding colony in the Anglo-Atlantic world. Starting in the 1670s, a surprisingly large and diverse group of women helped secure English control of Jamaica and, crucially, aided its developing and expanding slave labour regime by acquiring enslaved men, women, and children to protect their own tenuous claims to status and independence.
Time
Monday, 04.04.2022 - 16:15 - 18:00
Event format
Lecture series
Topic
Jamaica Ladies: Female Slaveholders and the Creation of Britain‘s Atlantic Empire
Target groups

Students

Researchers

Languages
English
Location
Online via zoom
Reservation
not required
Organizer
BCDSS
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