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Women in Early America$
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Thomas A. Foster

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781479874545

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479874545.001.0001

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Womanly Masters

Womanly Masters

Gendering Slave Ownership in Colonial Jamaica

Chapter:
(p.139) 6 Womanly Masters
Source:
Women in Early America
Author(s):

Christine Walker

Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479874545.003.0007

This chapter illuminates how women—as settlers, family members, slave owners, and plantation managers in Jamaica—helped to consolidate British power in the early modern Atlantic world. Christine Walker offers new evidence of how Anglo-Jamaican women intensified Britain’s investment in chattel slavery and its commitment to maintaining an Atlantic empire.

Keywords:   Jamaica, slavery, Anglo-Jamaican women

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