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Reproducing the British Caribbean: Sex, Gender, and Population Politics after Slavery

Juanita De Barros

Abstract

This book traces the history of ideas and colonial policymaking concerning population growth and infant and maternal welfare in Caribbean colonies wrestling with the aftermath of slavery. Focusing on Jamaica, Guyana, and Barbados in the nineteenth century through the violent labor protests that swept the region in the 1930s, the book takes a comparative approach in analyzing the acrimonious social, political, and cultural struggles among former slaves and masters attempting to determine the course of their societies after emancipation. Concerns about the health and size of populations were wid ... More

Keywords: population growth, social welfare, Caribbean, slavery, Jamaica, immigration, labor protests, colonies, emancipation, health policies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781469616056
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469616056.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Juanita De Barros, author
McMaster University