British Slave Emancipation: The Sugar Colonies and the Great Experiment 1830-1865

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byWilliam A. Green

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This is a study of the West Indies in the mid-nineteenth century. William A. Green draws together the experiences of more than a dozen different sugar colonies and forms them into a coherent historical account. The first part of the book examines the West Indies on the eve of emancipation in1830; the second explores the politics and society of the islands during the period 1830-1865, a key passage in West Indian history. Professor Green presents a clear general picture of the sugar colonies, and places British governmental policy towards the region in the context of Victorianattitudes towards colonial questions. His lucid and comprehensive account is an important contribution to Caribbean history.

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This is a study of the West Indies in the mid-nineteenth century. William A. Green draws together the experiences of more than a dozen different sugar colonies and forms them into a coherent historical account. The first part of the book examines the West Indies on the eve of emancipation in1830; the second explores the politics and ...

William A. Green is at Holy Cross College, Worcester, Massachusetts.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:462 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.98 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198202784

ISBN - 13:9780198202783

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`Within its genre ... this is an outstanding work.' American Historical Review