ISBN-10:
0807855251
ISBN-13:
9780807855256
Pub. Date:
05/24/2004
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Mastery, Tyranny, and Desire: Thomas Thistlewood and His Slaves in the Anglo-Jamaican World / Edition 1

Mastery, Tyranny, and Desire: Thomas Thistlewood and His Slaves in the Anglo-Jamaican World / Edition 1

by Trevor Burnard
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Mastery, Tyranny, and Desire: Thomas Thistlewood and His Slaves in the Anglo-Jamaican World

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ISBN-13: 9780807855256
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 05/24/2004
Edition description: 1
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 782,585
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Trevor Burnard is professor of American history and head of the Department of American Studies at the University of Sussex, England. He is author of Creole Gentlemen: The Maryland Elite, 1691-1776.

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A finely crafted microhistory of Thistlewood's life and world, brimming over with fascinating detail. . . . Succeeds admirably. . . . A finely executed treatment of a fascinating and significant subject.—H-Atalnatic



A subtle, compelling, and beautifully written study of the racial, social, and gendered power systems that characterized eighteenth-century Jamaica.—Betty Wood, Cambridge University



Compelling. . . . Burnard skillfully explores Jamaican slave society at its zenith.—Caribbean Studies



[An] engaging and welcome addition to the literature on eighteenth-century Jamaica. . . . Sheds light not only on Thistlewood the man, but on the culture that developed among the white population of Jamaica during the peak of the sugar plantation economy.—The Americas



Clear insight into how the plantation system transformed societies so that slavery formed the core of all social, economic and political relationships.—British Bulletin of Publications on Latin America, the Caribbean, Portugal, and Spain



A fascinating study of white Jamaican society through the eyes of Thomas Thistlewood: Englishman, overseer, and slave owner. . . . By getting at the motivations behind how and why white Jamaicans such as Thistlewood treated their slaves in the manner in which they did, Burnard offers new insight into eighteenth-century Jamaican society. . . . A well rounded discussion that portrays whites as more than slave owners, and slaves as more than laborers.—Florida Historical Quarterly



Offers fresh insights into the character of the plantocracy and its evolution. . . . Burnard's extraordinarily thoughtful rendering of Thomas Thistlewood suggest[s] how much more is to be learned about those who ruled the universe in the age of the plantation.—The Nation



Manages to paint an utterly convincing mental and physical portrait of [Thistlewood's] life and times by careful anthropology, imaginative reading and, not least, really good writing.—History Today

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