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Children of Uncertain FortuneMixed-Race Jamaicans in Britain and the Atlantic Family, 1733-1833$
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Daniel Livesay

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469634432

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634432.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Children of Uncertain Fortune

Daniel Livesay

University of North Carolina Press

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.

Keywords:   mixed-race Jamaicans, British Atlantic, racial ideology, methodology, sources

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