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Shepherd, Verene A.
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Department of Hstory & Archaeology
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The Haitian revolution and security fears in Jamaica: evidence from Lady Nugent's journal
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4th TTC conference
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27th August 2004
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Limon, Costa Rica
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Abstract
Explores the issue of the impact of the Haitian revolution on security measures in Jamaica and the way in which developments in Haiti led to what scholars have referred to as the 'terrified consciousnessí of whites in the island. Slavery and its systematic brutalities had long engendered a deep-seated insecurity among whites in the Caribbean, but such fears intensified after 1791 and the news of violence against the white population in Haiti during the emancipation and independence struggles. Such fears and the actions taken to quell them are evident in the 1801-1805 entries in Maria Nugentís Journal. ....
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