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Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire

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Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire - Zoellner, Tom
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From a New York Times bestselling author, a gripping account of the slave rebellion that led to the abolition of slavery in the British Empire. For five horrific weeks after Christmas in 1831, Jamaica was convulsed by an uprising of its enslaved people. What started as a peaceful labor strike quickly turned into a full-blown revolt, leaving hundreds of plantation houses in smoking ruins. By the time British troops had put down the rebels, more than a thousand Jamaicans lay dead from summary executions and extrajudicial ...

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Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire 2020, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass

ISBN-13: 9780674984301

Hardcover