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Maxwell, Shakira
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'Easy Prey?' Female victims of crime in Jamaica in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
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Department of History Staff/Graduate Seminar
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November 15, 2002
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UWI, Mona
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Abstract
Explores whether in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries women more than men were susceptible to violent crimes including rape, assault, murder, cutting and wounding. Looks specifically at the indentured population at the time to see if cultural beliefs and values made Indian women particularly vulnerable. Concludes that not all crimes perpetrated against women were necessarily as a result of their sex and therefore violence towards women must be explained within a broader framework.....
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