General History of the Caribbean

Volume III: The slave societies of the Caribbean

  • Editors
  • Franklin W. Knight

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Franklin W. Knight
    Pages 1-8
  3. Silvia W. de Groot, Catherine A. Christen, Franklin W. Knight
    Pages 169-193
  4. Hilary McD. Beckles
    Pages 194-221
  5. Michael Craton
    Pages 222-270
  6. Franklin W. Knight
    Pages 271-286
  7. Mary Turner
    Pages 287-321
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 346-379

About this book


Volume 3 looks at various aspects of slave societies in the region from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. Throughout the tortuous history of the Caribbean, nothing exceeded in fundamental importance the twin experiences of slavery and the plantation system, the defining episodes of Caribbean social reality. Topics addressed include: European 'settler colonies,' the sugar revolutions, forms of resistance, the influence of creolization and religious beliefs, and the place of the Maroon communities. Knight also examines the internal and external forces that led to the eventual collapse of the Caribbean slave system.


Caribbean history history of literature society

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2003
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-73772-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-73770-3
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