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: 774,743
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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