Between Slavery and Freedom: Special Magistrate John Anderson's Journal of St. Vincent During the Apprenticeship (Early American Studies). John Anderson, Roderick A. McDonald.

Between Slavery and Freedom: Special Magistrate John Anderson's Journal of St. Vincent During the Apprenticeship (Early American Studies)

University Of Pennsylvania Press, 2001. First edition. Hardcover. As new in dust jacket. First printingf. Hardcover. xviii+ 309 pp. with bibliography, index. Scarce. In August, 1834, more than 600,000 African slaves were emancipated in the British Caribbean. Though children under six years of age, the rest were appenticed to former owners for a period of four to six years so as to avoid flooding the population with a work force usually unprepared for freedom. The government appointed more than 100 special magistrates to oversee and arbitrate between thes ex-slaves and their former owners; John Anderson, a Scottish lawyer living on St. Vincent, was one of these and his journal is printed here in its entirety, with extensive annotation by McDonald. It represents a vital, rich representation of British West Indian society during the time. As New / as new. Item #E24061
ISBN: 9780812235968

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