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Security, taxation, and the imperial system in Jamaica, 1721-1782 (2020)
Journal Article
Burnard, T., & Graham, A. (2020). Security, taxation, and the imperial system in Jamaica, 1721-1782. Early American Studies, 18(4), 461-489. https://doi.org/10.1353/eam.2020.0012

White Jamaicans paid relatively high rates of taxation to support a powerful and assertive imperial state in schemes of settlement and security. They paid such taxes willingly because they were satisfied with what they got from the state. Furthermore... Read More about Security, taxation, and the imperial system in Jamaica, 1721-1782.

Slavery and the new history of capitalism (2020)
Journal Article
Burnard, T., & Riello, G. (2020). Slavery and the new history of capitalism. Journal of Global History, 15(2), 225-244. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1740022820000029

© 2020 Cambridge University Press. The new history of capitalism (NHC) places a great deal of emphasis on slavery as a crucial world institution. Slavery, it is alleged, arose out of, and underpinned, capitalist development. This article starts by sh... Read More about Slavery and the new history of capitalism.

Jamaica in the Age of Revolution (2020)
Book
Burnard, T. (2020). Jamaica in the Age of Revolution. University of Pennsylvania Press (Penn Press)

Between the start of the Seven Years' War in 1756 and the onset of the French Revolution in 1789, Jamaica was the richest and most important colony in British America. White Jamaican slaveowners presided over a highly productive economic system, a pr... Read More about Jamaica in the Age of Revolution.

Slaves and Slavery in Kingston, 1770-1815 (2020)
Journal Article
Burnard, T. (2020). Slaves and Slavery in Kingston, 1770-1815. International Review of Social History, 65(S28), 39-65. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0020859020000073

© 2020 Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis. Historians have mostly ignored Kingston and its enslaved population, despite it being the fourth largest town in the British Atlantic before the American Revolution and the town with the larg... Read More about Slaves and Slavery in Kingston, 1770-1815.