The Last Caribbean Frontier, 1795-1815

Hardcover | June 28, 2012

byK. Candlin

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The Southern Caribbean was the last frontier in the Atlantic world and the most contested region in the Caribbean during the Age of Revolution. The three British colonies of Grenada, Trinidad and Demerera were characterized by insecurity and personified by the high mobility of people and ideas across empires; it was a part of the Caribbean that, more than any other region, provided an example of the liminal space of contested empires. Because of the multiculturalism inherent in this part of the world, as well as the undeveloped protean nature of the region, this was a place of shifting borderland communities and transient ideas, where women in motion and free people of colour played a central role. In illuminating this little understood frontier region, largely unrepresented in the meta-narratives of the Americas, Kit Candlin seeks to complicate and add nuance to our understanding of the Atlantic world.

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The Southern Caribbean was the last frontier in the Atlantic world and the most contested region in the Caribbean during the Age of Revolution. The three British colonies of Grenada, Trinidad and Demerera were characterized by insecurity and personified by the high mobility of people and ideas across empires; it was a part of the Carib...

KIT CANDLIN completed his PhD at the University of Sydney, Australia. In 2009 he was a Research Fellow at the University of Sydney and in 2010 Kit was awarded an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship for four years. He has been the recipient of a number of awards and prizes including, The James Kentley Memorial Scholarsh...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:June 28, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230354084

ISBN - 13:9780230354081

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Very Limits of Imagination: The Transient World of the Southern Caribbean
What Became of the Fedon Rebellion
The Queen of Demerara
Paper Tigers and Crooked Dispositions
The Planter and the Governor
Poision, Paranoia and Slavery of the Verge of Empire
The Torture of Louisa Calderon
That Business of Rosetta Smith
The Importunate Revolution on the Main
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