Everyday Life in the Early English Caribbean: Irish, Africans, and the Construction of Difference by Jenny ShawEveryday Life in the Early English Caribbean: Irish, Africans, and the Construction of Difference by Jenny Shaw

Everyday Life in the Early English Caribbean: Irish, Africans, and the Construction of Difference

byJenny Shaw

Paperback | November 15, 2013

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The everyday lives of Irish and Africans are obscured by sources constructed by elites. Through her research, Shaw overcomes the constraints such sources impose by pushing methodological boundaries to fill in the gaps, silences, and absences that dominate the historical record.
JENNY SHAW is an assistant professor of history at the University of Alabama.
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Title:Everyday Life in the Early English Caribbean: Irish, Africans, and the Construction of DifferenceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 8.98 × 6.02 × 0.65 inPublished:November 15, 2013Publisher:University Of Georgia PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0820346624

ISBN - 13:9780820346625

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A nuanced and fascinating account of how Irish Catholics shaped the emergence of racial hierarchy in the English Caribbean. With meticulous attention to the constraints and possibilities of everyday life, Shaw explores the way that early settlers marked and ranked social difference, finding that status distinctions were surprisingly malleable, even in a society overwhelmingly organized by slavery and race. Offering close readings of fresh sources, this is both an important study and an impressive feat of the informed imagination. - Vincent Brown - author of The Reaper’s Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery