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

The Plantation Machine: Atlantic Capitalism in French Saint-Domingue and British Jamaica (2016)
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Burnard, T., & Garrigus, J. (2016). The Plantation Machine: Atlantic Capitalism in French Saint-Domingue and British Jamaica. University of Pennsylvania Press. https://doi.org/10.9783/9780812293012

Jamaica and Saint-Domingue were especially brutal but conspicuously successful eighteenth-century slave societies and imperial colonies. These plantation regimes were, to adopt a metaphor of the era, complex "machines," finely tuned over time by plan... Read More about The Plantation Machine: Atlantic Capitalism in French Saint-Domingue and British Jamaica.

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