This chapter introduces the main ideas and themes of the book. It describes not only how and why mixed-race Jamaicans travelled to Britain, but it explains why their migration was so important. Because they were connected to such wealthy and influential individuals in the British Atlantic, and because family relationships complicated their racial status, mixed-race migrants were instrumental in deliberations on questions of race in the British Empire. The introduction also analyses the various sources and methodology that constitute the book’s research base.
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