Category Archives: British West Indies

Caribbean Project: On The Rim of the Caribbean

Georgia I can’t wait to get my new book: On the Rim of the Caribbean: Colonial Georgia and the British Atlantic World. Note: Georgia was one of the least enthusiastic colonies about joining the American Revolution. If memory serves, Georgia … Continue reading

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Caribbean Project: Review: The Rise and Fall of the Plantation Complex

New World Philip D. Curtin’s The Rise and Fall of the Plantation Complex is a series of essays about the transnational entity that we have described here as “the Golden Circle” or the “South Atlantic System.” Curtin coined the term “South … Continue reading

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Caribbean Project: Visualizing The Plantation Complex

New World In The Rise and Fall of the Plantation Complex, Philip D. Curtin describes the geographic spread and extent of the slave plantation: “With the passage of time, the heart of the complex moved westward by way of the … Continue reading

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Caribbean Project: Sephardic Jews Move To British and French Caribbean

Eastern Caribbean Here’s another excerpt from Philip D. Curtin’s The Rise and Fall of the Plantation Complex which touches on the Jewish role in spreading “sugar and slavery” to the British and French Caribbean: “Meanwhile, some “Dutch” had already migrated … Continue reading

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Caribbean Project: SNN on Caribbean Origins of Southern Plantation System

British West Indies Palmetto Patriot has an excellent article on this at SNN: it was pioneered by Dutch and Portuguese Jews in Brazil, who played a decisive role in bringing it to the British and French West Indies in the … Continue reading

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OD’s Indictment

British West Indies In preparation for writing OD’s first book, Shattering The Golden Circle: The Failure of Free Society in Dixie, Haiti, and the Caribbean, I have spent months intensely researching the rise and fall of slavery in the Caribbean … Continue reading

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Caribbean Project: Review: Amazing Grace (2006)

Great Britain Now playing … the story of William Wilberforce and British abolitionism. This is the whole two hour movie. I will write a review this evening or tomorrow. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBjvQ7GN47I]

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Caribbean Project: Review: The Mighty Experiment

Great Britain Seymour Drescher’s The Mighty Experiment: Free Labor versus Slavery in British Emancipation is an attempt to understand the abolition of slavery in the British West Indies in terms of the neutral appeals to social science made by abolitionists … Continue reading

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Caribbean Project: Free Labor Jamaica vs. Slave Labor Cuba

British West Indies In Caribbean Project: Review: Slave Society in Cuba During the Nineteenth Century, we saw how the abolition of slavery in Haiti (1794) and the British West Indies (1838) set off an economic boom in slave labor Spanish … Continue reading

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Caribbean Project: Haiti, the British West Indies, and the South’s “Mirror”

Dixie In light of the weakness of abolitionist fanatics in the North, why was the South so sensitive to abolitionist criticism? Why was the South willing to reject Lincoln’s promises, secede, and go to war in 1861 to defend slavery? … Continue reading

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