Post-Emancipation Race Relations in the Bahamas


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Johnson examines the formative years of post-slavery Bahamas, when the islands' nonwhite majority began to adjust to their new status as subjects of the British Crown. This is the first book to contrast Bahamians' newfound freedom with that of emancipated slaves in the American South. The author argues that because the Bahamian abolition movement sought only to free the slaves--not to promote social equality and democracy--freed Bahamians were able to move beyond the slave experience to life in a free but still white ...

Post-Emancipation Race Relations in the Bahamas 2006, University Press of Florida

ISBN-13: 9780813029948