The Last Colonials: The Story of Two European Families in Jamaica

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I.B.Tauris, Oct 7, 2005 - History - 194 pages
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Far from the fantasy world of luxurious plantations and colonial mansions, The Last Colonials gives a rare insight into the lives of white settlers in Jamaica. Peta Gay Jensen's lively narrative tells the story of her ancestors, their early commitment to their new country and the challenges that they faced when attempting to integrate fully into Jamaican culture. A vivid portrait of post-slavery Jamaica, the book gives a unique insight into imperialism in the New World and the complexity of a colonial society moving towards independence.
 

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Contents

Karl Stockhausen and Wilhelmina Sauerlinder 1844
1
Trelawny First generation of Jamaicanborn Stockhausens
6
Margaret Brown and her daughter Miriam of Stewart Town
17
Stewart Town Second generation of Jamaicanborn Stockhausens
22
Education of John Stockhausens children
35
Earthquake 1909 Typhoid epidemic
46
Ivan and Owen Stockhausen fight for England
52
The Clerk family Hope Glen Kingston
61
The Second World War Moving houses
120
Christmas in Jamaica
126
Moving houses Fulfords old house
130
Leaving school
140
Earthquakes and hurricanes
147
Growing up
152
Working in Kingston Getting to know Jamaica
158
Bailiffs
167

Young Stockhausens in Kingston and Life at Hope Glen
71
Robert Clerk and Evelyn Hendricks Glen Hurst
77
Linda Stockhausen and the Cudjoe Minstrels
85
Harold Stockhausen and Ena Clerk Third generation of Jamaicanborn Stockhausens
95
Ruthven Road and Cross Roads Market
103
Prep School and childhood1940
110
Leaving
170
Essay on The qualities most essential to a successful colonist
172
Notes and references
175
Bibliography and further reading
184
Index
189
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About the author (2005)

Peta Gay Jensen (née Stockhausen) was born in Jamaica where her family had lived for many generations. She now lives with her husband and two sons in London.

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