No Bond But the Law: Punishment, Race, and Gender in Jamaican State Formation, 1780-1870

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Oktober 2004



The author analyzes punishment as a way to explore the dynamic of state formation in a colonial society making the transition from slavery to freedom.


Introduction; Prison and plantation; Planters, magistrates and apprentices; The treadmill and the whip; Penality and politics in a 'free' society; Justice and the Jamaican people


Diana Paton is a Lecturer in History at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in England. She is the editor of A Narrative of Events, Since the First of August 1834, by James Williams, an Apprenticed Labourer in Jamaica, published by Duke University Press.


"No Bond but the Law is one of the most interesting and intellectually ambitious works of scholarship to be published in the field of slave and emancipation studies in recent years. Diana Paton has written a book that takes several important conceptual matters and historiographies--emancipation, punishment, gender, and state formation--and puts them together in a remarkably compelling and original way."--Steven Hahn, author of A Nation under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration "No Bond but the Law is a model of research procedure and historical writing."--Sidney Mintz, author of Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History " ... sheds valuable new light on the tensions and conflicts that accompanied the transition from a slave to a free-labour economy ... [Patton's] work makes claims which have implications that resonate far beyond this particular case study."--History October 2006
EAN: 9780822333982
ISBN: 0822333988
Untertitel: 'Next Wave: New Directions in W'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2004
Seitenanzahl: 291 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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