1 MorningJournal,August18,1838,quotingCornwallCourier.Otherbanners
‘‘This is the Lord’s doing,’’ ‘‘Free labour, no slavery,’’ ‘‘Honour all men, lov
brotherhood, obey the laws,’’ ‘‘Christian freedom is the best freedom,’’
from men, but servants to God,’’ and ‘‘Peace and prosperity to Jamaica.’’
2 For influential examples of the former, see, for instance, Craton and Walv
Jamaican Plantation; Blassingame, The Slave Community; and McDonald,
Economy and Material Culture of Slaves. For examples of the latter, see B
burn, The Making of New World Slavery; Thornton, Africa and Africans i
Making of the Atlantic World.
3 Trouillot, Peasants and Capital, 288–89.
4 Ibid.,16.InadditiontoTrouillot’swork,studiesthatachievethisincludeTom
Slavery in the Circuit of Sugar; Viotti da Costa, Crowns of Glory, Tears of B
5 The only other book-length study to deal extensively with punishment
British Caribbean society in this period is Trotman, Crime in Trinidad, w
does not discuss slavery or apprenticeship and is more interested in crime
in punishment. Nevertheless, punishment is briefly discussed in a numb
works. See, for instance, the discussion of the treadmill and prisons in Jamai
Holt, The Problem of Freedom, 105–8, 286–87; of Jamaican courts, prisons
policing in Wilmot, ‘‘Political Developments in Jamaica in the Post Eman
tion Period,’’ 47–50, 124–52; of the construction of workhouses after eman
tion in Antigua in Lazarus-Black, Legitimate Acts and Illegal Encounters; a
punishment during slavery throughout the British Caribbean in Turner, ‘‘T
O’clock Flog,’’ 38–58. For a primary source containing substantial materi
punishment, see McDonald, Between Slavery and Freedom.
6 Eudell, The Political Languages of Emancipation in the British Caribbean
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