Beckles, Hilary McD.
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Creolisation in action: The slave labour elite and anti-slavery in Barbados
Shepherd, Verene A.; Richards, Glen L.
Questioning creole: Creolisation discourses in Caribbean culture
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Focuses on the relationship between the creolization of the enslaved population, occupational differentiation as a distinguishing feature of demographic creolization, and the enslaved's anti-slavery politics. Hypothesises that the politics of enslaved peoples in Creole society suggests that they engaged the ruling classes with a sophisticated dialogue that targeted liberty as the central and ultimate objective. Uses Barbados to explore the extent to which the hypothesis can be supported with evidence drawn from the culture of everyday life among the enslaved.....