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Author Mair, Lucille Mathurin.

Title A historical study of women in Jamaica : 1655-1844 / Lucille Mathurin Mair ; edited and with an introduction by Hilary McD. Beckles and Verene A. Shepherd
Published Kingston, Jamaica : University of the West Indies Press : Centre for Gender and Development Studies, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xxxi, 496 pages)
Summary In 1974 Lucille Mathurin Mair defended her dissertation, which has since become a classic work in Caribbean historiography and influenced generations of scholars. Through extensive archival work with estate records, legal records, family papers and private correspondence, she sought out the women of Jamaica's past during slavery, women of all classes, all colours black, brown and white. The work stands as a convincing exposure of women as agents of history - a path-breaking achievement at a time when Caribbean historiography ignored women. From her meticulous research emerged a powerful statement that has shaped subsequent understandings of gendered and cultural relations in Jamaican society: the white woman consumed, the coloured woman served and the black woman laboured. Over three decades Mair's dissertation became the most sought after unpublished work among students and scholars of Caribbean history and culture. Now available as a published monograph, the work will be more widely available to a new generation of scholars concerned with Atlantic history, slavery, culture and gender. The editors have provided a useful and informative introduction and a bibliography, containing the original bibliography in the dissertation now supplemented by bibliographies detailing Mathurin Mair's subsequent publications, subsequent UWI theses on women or gender, and books, articles and papers on Caribbean gender issues since 1974. Co-published with the Centre for Gender and Development Studies, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 426-474) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Slave labor -- Jamaica -- History.
Women slaves -- Jamaica -- History.
Women -- Jamaica -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Beckles, Hilary, 1955-
Shepherd, Verene.
University of the West Indies (Cave Hill, Barbados). Centre for Gender and Development Studies.
ISBN 1435689755 (electronic bk.)
9781435689756 (electronic bk.)