Slave Populations of the British Caribbean, 1807-1834
"Reprint of work that originally appeared in 1984 (see HLAS 48:2517b). Excellent and thorough treatment of major demographic aspects of British Caribbean slavery from abolition of slave trade to slave emancipation. Draws heavily on extensive data available from slave registration returns for various islands to provide comparative perspective of nature of slave life. Excellent tables and figures. Essential for serious scholars of the region"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
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Slavery and Comparative History
Physical and Economic Environments
Growth and Distribution of the Slave Populations
Structure of the Slave Populations
Fertility Mortality and Natural Increase
Refuge and Resistance
Births and Deaths 603
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African-born Africans Creoles Total Age group age structure Age-specific Anguilla Antigua Atlantic slave trade Bahamas Barbados Barbuda Berbice Birthplace Bridgetown British Caribbean British Guiana British Honduras Cayman Islands cocoa coffee colored slaves cotton crop death rates Demerara Demerara-Essequibo diseases domestics Dominica driver employed Females Males Females Females Total Males fertility field laborers freedmen gang geophagy Grenada Higman Ibid Jamaica Kitts Leeward Islands Lucia Males Females Males Males Females Total manumission marginal colonies masters Mean S.D. Montserrat mortality natural increase Negro Nevis Number of Slaves Nurses Occupation old sugar colonies owners Parish pattern percent plantations planters Port of Spain provision grounds registration returns relatively rural slaves sex ratio Skilled tradespeople slave population slave registration slaveholding slaveowners Slavery Slaves by Sex slaves living Source Stockkeepers sugar estates Tobago Total Males Females towns Transport workers Trinidad Unknown urban slaves variations Vincent Virgin Islands Watchmen West Indies