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The Resource Children of uncertain fortune : mixed-race Jamaicans in Britain and the Atlantic family, 1733-1833, Daniel Livesay

Children of uncertain fortune : mixed-race Jamaicans in Britain and the Atlantic family, 1733-1833, Daniel Livesay

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Children of uncertain fortune : mixed-race Jamaicans in Britain and the Atlantic family, 1733-1833
Title
Children of uncertain fortune
Title remainder
mixed-race Jamaicans in Britain and the Atlantic family, 1733-1833
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Livesay
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "By tracing the largely forgotten eighteenth-century migration of elite mixed-race individuals from Jamaica to Great Britain, "Children of Uncertain Fortune" reinterprets the evolution of British racial ideologies as a matter of negotiating family membership. Using wills, legal petitions, family correspondences, and inheritance lawsuits, Daniel Livesay ... follow[s] the hundreds of children born to white planters and Caribbean women of color who crossed the ocean for educational opportunities, professional apprenticeships, marriage prospects, or refuge from colonial prejudices"--
  • "By tracing the largely forgotten eighteenth-century migration of elite mixed-race individuals from Jamaica to Great Britain, Children of Uncertain Fortune reinterprets the evolution of British racial ideologies as a matter of negotiating family membership. Using wills, legal petitions, family correspondences, and inheritance lawsuits, Daniel Livesay is the first scholar to follow the hundreds of children born to white planters and Caribbean women of color who crossed the ocean for educational opportunities, professional apprenticeships, marriage prospects, or refuge from colonial prejudices. The presence of these elite children of color in Britain pushed popular opinion in the British Atlantic world toward narrower conceptions of race and kinship. Members of Parliament, colonial assemblymen, merchant kings, and cultural arbiters--the very people who decided Britain's colonial policies, debated abolition, passed marital laws, and arbitrated inheritance disputes--rubbed shoulders with these mixed-race Caribbean migrants in parlors and sitting rooms. Upper-class Britons also resented colonial transplants and coveted their inheritances; family intimacy gave way to racial exclusion. By the early nineteenth century, relatives had become strangers."--Publisher's description
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Livesay, Daniel
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Racially mixed people
  • Racially mixed people
  • Racially mixed people
  • Racially mixed people
  • Racially mixed people
  • Racially mixed people
  • Racially mixed people
  • Racially mixed people
  • Great Britain
  • Jamaica
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Children of uncertain fortune : mixed-race Jamaicans in Britain and the Atlantic family, 1733-1833, Daniel Livesay
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Tales of Two Families, 1793 -- 1800
  • 6.
  • Imperial Pressures, 1800 -- 1812
  • 7.
  • New Struggles and Old Ideas, 1813 -- 1833
  • 1.
  • Inheritance, Family, and Mixed-Race Jamaicans, 1700 -- 1761
  • 2.
  • Early Abolitionism and Mixed-Race Migration into Britain, 1762 -- 1778
  • 3.
  • Lineage and Litigation, 1783 -- 1788
  • 4.
  • Abolition, Revolution, and Migration, 1788 -- 1793
Control code
037795752
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 411 pages
Isbn
9781469634432
Lccn
2017030142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Children of uncertain fortune : mixed-race Jamaicans in Britain and the Atlantic family, 1733-1833, Daniel Livesay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Tales of Two Families, 1793 -- 1800
  • 6.
  • Imperial Pressures, 1800 -- 1812
  • 7.
  • New Struggles and Old Ideas, 1813 -- 1833
  • 1.
  • Inheritance, Family, and Mixed-Race Jamaicans, 1700 -- 1761
  • 2.
  • Early Abolitionism and Mixed-Race Migration into Britain, 1762 -- 1778
  • 3.
  • Lineage and Litigation, 1783 -- 1788
  • 4.
  • Abolition, Revolution, and Migration, 1788 -- 1793
Control code
037795752
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 411 pages
Isbn
9781469634432
Lccn
2017030142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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