Race Relations in the Bahamas,1784-1834: Nonviolent Transform Slave to Free

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Juli 2000



This deeply researched, clearly written book is a history of black society and its relations with whites in the Bahamas from the close of the American Revolution to emancipation. Whittington B. Johnson examines the communities developed by free, bonded, and mixed-race blacks on the islands as British colonists and American loyalists unsuccessfully tried to establish a plantation economy. The author explores how relations between the races developed civilly in this region, contrasting it with the harsher and more violent experiences of other Caribbean islands as well as the American South.Interpreting church documents and Colonial Office papers in a new light, Johnson presents a more favorable conclusion than previously advanced about the conditions endured by victims of the African Diaspora and by Creoles in the Bahama Islands. He makes use of an impressive and important body of archival and secondary research. Race Relations in the Bahamas will be a topic of great interest to southern historians, historians of slave societies and black communities, scholars of race relations in general, and general readers in the Bahamas.


Whittington B. Johnson is professory of history at the University of Miami in Coral Gables. He is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, and has previously published The Promising Years, 1750-1830: The Emergence of Black Labor and Business (Garland Publishers, 1993), and Black Savannah, 1784-1864 (University of Arkansas Press, 1996).
EAN: 9781557285706
ISBN: 1557285705
Untertitel: 'Black Community Studies'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2000
Seitenanzahl: 250 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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