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Author Bernhard, Virginia, 1937-

Title Slaves and slaveholders in Bermuda, 1616-1782 / Virginia Bernhard
Published Columbia, Mo. : University of Missouri Press, [1999]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 316 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents The First Colonists, White and Black -- From Servitude to Slavery -- Too Little Land, Too Many Slaves -- A Living from the Sea -- Freedom and Control -- Families, White and Black -- Bermuda-Registered Vessels Bringing Blacks into the Port of New York, 1716-1742 -- Bermuda-Registered Vessels Bringing Blacks to Virginia, 1710-1766
Summary "Slaves and Slaveholders in Bermuda, 1616-1782, offers a fresh perspective on the complex relationship between racism and slavery in the often overlooked second-oldest English colony in the New World. As the first blacks were brought onto the islands not specifically for slave labor, but for their expertise as pearl divers and cultivators of West Indies plants, Bermuda's racial history began to unfold much differently from that of the Caribbean islands or of the North American mainland." "Bernhard delves into the origins of Bermuda's slavery, its peculiar nature, and its effects on blacks and whites. The study is based on archival research drawn from wills and inventories, laws and court cases, governors' reports and council minutes. Intended as an introduction to both the history of the islands and the rich sources for further research, this book will prove invaluable to scholars of slavery, as well as those interested in historical archaeology, anthropology, maritime history, and colonial history."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-305) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Slavery -- Bermuda Islands.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0826260071 (electronic bk.)
9780826260079 (electronic bk.)
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(alk. paper)