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The Language of Dress: Resistance and Accommodation in Jamaica, 1750-1890

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The Language of Dress: Resistance and Accommodation in Jamaica, 1750-1890

by Steeve O Buckridge, Rex Nettleford (Foreword by)

About this title: This book is a study of how African enslaved and freed women used their fashion and style of dress as a symbol of resistance to slavery and accommodation to white culture in pre- and post-emancipation society. Africans brought aspects of their culture, such as folklore, music, language, religion and dress, with them to the Americas. The African cultural features were retained and nurtured in Jamaica because they guaranteed the survival of Africans and their descendants against European attempts at cultural annihilation. ... read more

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