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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 35–56.
Published: 01 July 2018
... a discreet “buffer race” between the white minority and the black majority in the Caribbean after abolition. The experiment, which depended on the capacity for the Chinese to develop bourgeois domesticity in the Caribbean after abolition, failed because of sexual intimacies between people of African descent...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 25–36.
Published: 01 November 2009
... considering postcolonial issues. A number of key commemorative dates over the past two decades have set the scene for a re-visioning of French and francophone history - 1992 was the 500 th anniversary of the new world's “discovery” by Christopher Columbus, 1998 was the 150 th anniversary of the abolition...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 72–86.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Anne S. Macpherson This essay makes a case for comparative Caribbean historiography rooted in research that crosses linguistic, national, and imperial lines, through a discussion of Puerto Rican and Belizean working women from abolition to the 1930s. In illustrating the commensurability...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 1–13.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Charles Forsdick This article reflects on the presence (and absence) of references to Haiti in the events surrounding the Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade in Great Britain. It suggests that a growing public awareness of and media attention to Haiti is associated with an increased...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 154–167.
Published: 01 March 2012
... performed important ideological labor: it not only stripped abolition of any semblance of apology, it shielded private profiteering from public or political scrutiny, emancipating the pursuit of material self-interest from any moral fetters. Thus did mammon assert its priority over humanity and religion...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 87–99.
Published: 01 March 2023
... the oppression and exploitation of people on the basis of “race” and class, both during the period of slavery and after its abolition. Although he became known as a national hero in Suriname, in the former colonial metropole of the Netherlands his name, work, and life story were relatively unknown. In 2020...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): vii–x.
Published: 01 March 2012
... during the Era of Abolition (London: Pickering and Chatto, 2009). 37 • March 2012 • David Scott  |  ix only further compromised by the extremity of the violence with which they responded to the insurrection. It roused...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 98–111.
Published: 01 March 2009
...- closure of self-possession to the enslaved and the indentured alike. In other words, in 1807, British plans to move from “slavery” to “free labor” may have been a modern utilitarian move, one in which “abolition” proved an expedient, and only coincidentally “enlightened” solution...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 167–177.
Published: 01 November 2019
... the island to any other country.” 3 The call for democratic self-government was directed at the “internal affairs” of the West Indies rather than cutting ties with the British Empire. For James, imperial membership was intimately tied to emancipation. Celebrating the centenary of abolition, he argued...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 15–27.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., when scholars read black writers only within the ideals of white radical abolitionism or heroic violent resistance, they neglect their more nuanced prophetic and speculative intellectual projects. 47 Wedderburn’s final pamphlet counters immediate abolition because he anticipates Wynter’s insight...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 69–84.
Published: 01 March 2022
... emancipation to the French colonies. Some activists now claim, “Schoelcher is not our savior,” and they call for remembrance of local participants in the fight for abolition rather than the commemoration of a French politician. 4 This contention that is making current headlines is not new, however, as forty...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 144–153.
Published: 01 March 2012
... with the government over the abolition of slavery; the diversity of slaveholders in the British Atlantic world; and the importance of the rise of “new” British plantation colonies in the Caribbean, particularly in Guiana and Trinidad, to our understanding of emancipation. Finally, I will return to Williams...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 121–134.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., allowing—in opposition to the self-congratulatory account of French abolitionism in de Villepin’s preface— for the full recognition of the role of the enslaved themselves (including enslaved women) in abolition and emancipation. Central to Glissant’s reflection—and to the purpose of the center he...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 127–136.
Published: 01 September 2003
... of the assertion of a post-abolition labor shortage, by both the sugar party and historians—and this, despite abolitionists’ equivocations on the topic To the extent that they themselves were aware that they were engaged in producing and disseminating propaganda, the abolitionists were...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 179–180.
Published: 01 March 2012
... on slavery and abolition in the British Caribbean, particularly slave owners and the planter class. He is the author of Slaveholders in Jamaica (2009) and has published articles in Slavery and Abolition, Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, and Historical Journal...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 96–109.
Published: 01 July 2020
... 2018 Greenvale floods climate change Caribbean politics abolition apocalypse On Wednesday, 17 October 2018, the rain came to Trinidad and Tobago. 1 Its arrival was deceptive. Cloaked as a guest bearing gifts, the rain promised a respite from heat so cruel that it had made the suffocating...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 168–177.
Published: 01 March 2012
... under the 1833 Abolition Act, it 1 Nicholas Draper, The Price of Emancipation: Slave-Ownership, Compensation, and British Society at the End of Slavery (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010). 2 Eric Williams, Capitalism and Slavery (1944; repr., London: Andre Deutsch, 1964). small...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 100–122.
Published: 01 March 2023
... jaar later, de menselijke vrijheid voor proletariërs in Suriname in wezen is”; ibid., 116. 67 For an in-depth analysis of the Dutch parliamentary debates on the abolition of Dutch slavery, see Glenn Willemsen, Dagen van gejuich en gejubel: Viering en herdenking van de afschaffing van de...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 212–218.
Published: 01 March 2010
... to mark the bicentennial of the passing of the British Slave Trade Abolition Act, and death and murder by colonialism were on everyone’s mind. We were recalling the evidence that quantita- tive historians—from Philip Curtin through Michael Craton, Richard Dunn, Stanley Engerman, B. W. Higman...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 164–173.
Published: 01 November 2022
..., panic attacks, flash-backs of the prison and plunges into deep depression” (279). There is part of her that remains broken by this period. It is difficult to read Unchained and not think about prison abolition. Her account includes references not only to her own trauma but also to the traumatic...