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Island on Fire : The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire / Tom Zoellner.

Author/Creator:
Zoellner, Tom author., Author,
Publication:
Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (368 p.)
Subjects:
Slavery -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Slavery -- Jamaica -- History -- 19th century.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
text file PDF
Summary:
In 1831 enslaved Jamaicans revolted. What began as a peaceful movement soon became a bloodbath as British troops retaliated. Tom Zoellner tells the inspiring story of the uprising that galvanized antislavery forces in Britain and led directly to abolition two years later.
Contents:
Frontmatter
contents
Introduction
1. A Suburb of Hell
2. Deacon Sharpe
3. King Sugar
4. The Door of No Return
5. The Plot
6. Swear to Me
7. The Fires
8. One Common Ruin
9. Launched into Eternity
10. Panic
11. Another Island
12. Freedom
13. Aftermath
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 26. Mai 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9780674246072
Publisher Number:
10.4159/9780674246072 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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