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Author Dunkley, Daive A., 1973-

Title Agency of the enslaved : Jamaica and the culture of freedom in the Atlantic world / D.A. Dunkley.

Imprint Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2013.

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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Slave freedom: an introduction -- Those "perverse" slaves -- Questioning running away -- Instructing the enslaved -- Enslaved and in school -- The Anglican mandate -- Colonization of the church -- Slave laws and amelioration -- Amelioration, war, and individual freedom -- Conclusion.
Summary In Agency of the Enslaved: Jamaica and the Culture of Freedom in the Atlantic World, D.A. Dunkley challenges the notion that enslavement fostered the culture of freedom in the former colonies of Western Europe in the Americas. Dunkley explores the importance of the agency displayed by enslaved people and argues that this formed the real basis of the culture of freedom in the Atlantic societies. These struggles were not for freedom, but for the acknowledgment of the freedom that enslaved people knew was already theirs. This view inspired their attempts to undermine the slave system that the Bri.
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Subject Slavery -- Jamaica -- History.
Slaves -- Jamaica -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Dunkley, Daive A., 1973- Agency of the enslaved. Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2013 9780739168035 (DLC) 2012037650 (OCoLC)794708270
ISBN 9780739168042 (electronic bk.)
0739168045 (electronic bk.)