index
Note: Page numbers in italics indicate fi gures.
Abel, Mary, 216–17
Abolition Act (1833), 26. See also Eman-
cipation Act
abolition movement in Britain, 7–8, 15,
30, 58–60, 62–64, 87, 235n15
An Act for Preventing a Clandestine
Departure of Labourers, Artifi cers,
Handicraft smen, and Domestic
Servants (1836), 111–13. See also
mobility
Adam, Rebecca, 217
Adams, Rebecca, 128
African origins of Antiguan slaves, 25
Afro- Creole culture, 118
Akan conspiracy (1736), 242n27
Akan language, 29
All Saints, Antigua, images of, x,
freedmen’s petitions from, 176, 218,
274n48, 282n77
Ambrose (freedman), 158–59
Amelia (freedwoman), 163–65
amelioration of slavery: and account-
ability of own ers for abuse of
slaves, 77; Antiguan planters resist
Parliament’s program for, 62; and at-
tempts to reshape slaves’ culture and
behavior, 58, 61–63; and confusion
about emancipation timeline, 62, 64;
development of described, 60; mixed
results of, 64; Parliament’s program
for, 30, 58; planters ignore mandates
of, 246n81; and slaves’ expectations
of emancipation, 80
American Revolution, 30
Anegada, 230
Angel Gabriel Riots (Guyana, 1856),
205–6, 225
Anglican Church: and freedpeople,
14; funding of, 178; and legal mar-
riage, 153; Parliament recommends
expansion of in Antigua, 61–62;
and schools for black children, 150;
St. John’s Anglican Cathedral, 37
Anguilla, xi, 230, 240n10, 249n24
Anthony, John, 160–61
Antigua Association for the Encourage-
ment of Industry, 189
Antiguan legislature. See joint legisla-
ture of the Leeward Islands
Antiguan militia: in eff ec tive ness of
during slavery, 23; during Emancipa-
tion Day strike, 106–7; at markets
during slavery, 27, 246n95; during
events of 1831, 53, 68–71, 73–75,
77–78; police force largely replaces,
93, 197, 254n29, 281n57; resurrected
aft er 1858 uprising, 222, 283n85.
See also 86th Regiment
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