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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)
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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.

Slavery and the new history of capitalism (2020)
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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)
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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)
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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.

Sir John Gladstone and the Debate over the Amelioration of Slavery in the British West Indies in the 1820s (2018)
Journal Article
Burnard, T., & Candlin, K. (2018). Sir John Gladstone and the Debate over the Amelioration of Slavery in the British West Indies in the 1820s. Journal of British Studies, 57(4), 760-782. https://doi.org/10.1017/jbr.2018.115

© 2018 The North American Conference on British Studies. Sir John Gladstone made a fortune as a Demerara sugar-planter and a key supporter of the British policy of amelioration in which slavery would be improved by making it more humane. Unlike resid... Read More about Sir John Gladstone and the Debate over the Amelioration of Slavery in the British West Indies in the 1820s.

Living costs, real incomes and inequality in colonial Jamaica (2018)
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Burnard, T., Panza, L., & Williamson, J. (2019). Living costs, real incomes and inequality in colonial Jamaica. Explorations in Economic History, 71, 55-71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eeh.2018.09.002

© 2018 This paper provides the first quantitative assessment of colonial Jamaican real incomes and income inequality. We collect local prices to construct cost of living and purchasing power parity indicators. The latter lowers Jamaica's GDP per capi... Read More about Living costs, real incomes and inequality in colonial Jamaica.