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The savage slave mistress: Punishing women in the British Caribbean, 1750–1834 (2021)
Journal Article
Burnard, T., & Coleman, D. (in press). The savage slave mistress: Punishing women in the British Caribbean, 1750–1834. Atlantic Studies: Literary, Historical and Cultural Perspectives, https://doi.org/10.1080/14788810.2021.1899745

In 1775, on a tour of the West Indies, Henry Smeathman produced a sketch entitled Creole Delicacy or The Domestic Felicity of Africans in the West Indies (published 1788). The image depicts a flogging presided over by an elegantly dressed white woman... Read More about The savage slave mistress: Punishing women in the British Caribbean, 1750–1834.

Tropical Hospitality, British Masculinity, and Drink in Late Eighteenth-Century Jamaica (2021)
Journal Article
Burnard, T. (in press). Tropical Hospitality, British Masculinity, and Drink in Late Eighteenth-Century Jamaica. The Historical journal, https://doi.org/10.1017/S0018246X2100025X

White Jamaicans developed a drinking culture that drew on British precedents, but which mutated in the tropics into a form of sociability different from how sociability operated in mid-eighteenth Enlightenment Europe, where civility was a much-aspire... Read More about Tropical Hospitality, British Masculinity, and Drink in Late Eighteenth-Century Jamaica.

From "Little Better than Slaves" to "Cowskin Heroes": Poor White People in Jamaica, 1655-1782 (2021)
Book
Burnard, T. (2021). From "Little Better than Slaves" to "Cowskin Heroes": Poor White People in Jamaica, 1655-1782. Berlin: EB-Verlag

The principal axes along which seventeenth and eighteenth-century Jamaica divided were those of colour and of freedom. By the late eighteenth century, it became axiomatic that all Protestant whites were free and that all blacks were either enslaved o... Read More about From "Little Better than Slaves" to "Cowskin Heroes": Poor White People in Jamaica, 1655-1782.

Introduction: The management of enslaved people on Anglo-American plantations, 1700-1860 (2021)
Journal Article
Burnard, T. (in press). Introduction: The management of enslaved people on Anglo-American plantations, 1700-1860. Journal of global slavery, 6(1), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1163/2405836X-00601010

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2021 This essay introduces a special issue on the management of enslaved people working on plantations in the British Caribbean and the American South. It focuses on the relationships between commodification, control,... Read More about Introduction: The management of enslaved people on Anglo-American plantations, 1700-1860.