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"The man that says slaves be quite happy in slavery...is either ignorant or a lying person..." an account of slavery in the marginal colonies of the British West Indies.

Murray, Roy James (2001) "The man that says slaves be quite happy in slavery...is either ignorant or a lying person..." an account of slavery in the marginal colonies of the British West Indies. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Broadly speaking, this study aims to refine the traditional interpretation of the term "marginal colony" in an effort to illustrate how economic developments in each of the Bahamas, the Caymans, Belize, Anguilla, and Barbuda during the last half century or so of formal slavery in the British Caribbean impacted upon the life and labour experiences of bondsmen and women in these territories. More specifically, the study attempts to define the "marginal slave experience" by examining the occupations of slaves in these territories, their living conditions and general treatment by their respective owners within the wider context of these experiences for slaves in the sugar colonies of the British West Indies. In so doing, the study seeks also to establish and account for the significant differences in the organisation of slavery in the marginal territories of the region arising from the different economic function of that institution in those terrorities from that which prevailed in the sugar colonies of the British Caribbean.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Colleges/Schools: College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Economics
Supervisor's Name: French, Dr. Michael
Date of Award: 1 October 2001
Depositing User: Geraldine Coyle
Unique ID: glathesis:2001-10-01-653
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2009
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 13:20
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/653

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