Searching for the Invisible Man: Slaves and Plantation Life in Jamaica

Searching for the Invisible Man: Slaves and Plantation Life in Jamaica

By: Michael Craton (author)Hardback

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Prologue: Worthy Park and Its Context, 1670-1975 Part 1: The Slave Population at Large 1. The Population before 1783 2. Demographic Patterns, 1783-1838 3. Mortality, Fertility, Life Expectancy, 1783-1838 4. Death, Disease, Medicine, 1783-1838 5. Economics, Employment, Social Cohesion, 1783-1838 Part 2: Individuals in Slave Society, Selected Biographies Introduction 6. Bunga--Men: Six Africans 7. Conformists: Ten Ordinary Slaves 8. Specialists: Five Slave Craftsmen 9. Accommodators: Five Patterns of Miscegenation 10. Resisters: Five Slave Nonconformists 11. Backra: Three Plantation Whites Part 3: The Sons of Slavery 12. The Transition to Free Wage Labor, 1834-1846 13. Continuities: Worthy Park's Modern Workers 14. The Rope Unraveled and Respliced: The Evidence of Genealogy 15. From House Slave to Middle Class: The Descendants of John Price Nash 16. From Field Slave to Peasant-Proletarian: The Descendants of Biddy and Nelson 17. Coda and Conclusion: The Seamless Cloth Appendixes A. The Slave Data and Its Deficiencies B. The Computer Programs C. A Doctor's Views on Childbirth, Infant Mortality, and the General Health of His Slave Charges, 1788 D. Medicine at Worthy Park, 1824 Notes

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  • ISBN13: 9780674796294
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 466
  • ID: 9780674796294
  • weight: 1543
  • ISBN10: 0674796292

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