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The planter's fictions: identity, intimacy, and the negotiations of power in Colonial Jamaica

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dc.contributor.author Ono-George, Meleisa
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-07T20:29:07Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-07T20:29:07Z
dc.date.copyright 2010 en
dc.date.issued 2010-09-07T20:29:07Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/3035
dc.description.abstract By the latter quarter of the eighteenth century, as the movement against the slave trade increased in Britain, Creoles, those of British ancestry born in the West Indies, were increasingly criticized for their involvement in slavery. Simon Taylor, a Jamaican-born planter of Scottish ancestry who lived most of his life in the colony, attempted to negotiate competing and often contradictory sensibilities and subject positions as both British and Creole. One of the central challenges to Taylor’s negotiation of identity was his long-term relationship with Grace Donne, a free mixed-race woman of colour. An examination of their relationship highlights the ways binary discourses and exclusionary practices devised to create and reinforce rigid racial boundaries were regularly crossed and blurred, even by an individual like Simon Taylor, a person well placed to benefit from the policing and maintenance of those boundaries. en
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en
dc.subject British Empire Eighteenth Century en
dc.subject Slavery en
dc.subject Race en
dc.subject Gender en
dc.subject Jamaica en
dc.subject Intimacy en
dc.subject Sexuality en
dc.subject Identity en
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::History en
dc.title The planter's fictions: identity, intimacy, and the negotiations of power in Colonial Jamaica en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.contributor.supervisor Vibert, Elizabeth
dc.degree.department Dept. of History en
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en


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