Troubling freedom : Antigua and the aftermath of British emancipation

Title Troubling freedom : Antigua and the aftermath of British emancipation
Names Lightfoot, Natasha.
Book Number DB115580
Title Status Active
Medium Digital Books
Annotation "In 1834 Antigua became the only British colony in the Caribbean to move directly from slavery to full emancipation. Immediate freedom, however, did not live up to its promise, as it did not guarantee any level of stability or autonomy, and the implementation of new forms of coercion and control made it, in many ways, indistinguishable from slavery. In Troubling Freedom Natasha Lightfoot tells the story of how Antigua's newly freed black working people struggled to realize freedom in their everyday lives, prior to and in the decades following emancipation. She presents freedpeople's efforts to form an efficient workforce, acquire property, secure housing, worship, and build independent communities in response to elite prescriptions for acceptable behavior and oppression. Despite its continued efforts, Antigua's black population failed to convince whites that its members were worthy of full economic and political inclusion. By highlighting the diverse ways freedpeople defined and created freedom through quotidian acts of survival and occasional uprisings, Lightfoot complicates conceptions of freedom and the general narrative that landlessness was the primary constraint for newly emancipated slaves in the Caribbean." -- Provided by publisher.
Narrator Jones, Erin.
Local Subject Social groups - 305
History - World - HWO
History - Europe - HWE
History - Central & South America - HWS
Female Narrator - FN
Exclusion - Long Book - LO
Current Talking Book Topics - TBT
LC Subject Enslaved persons - Emancipation - Antigua and Barbuda - Antigua
Enslaved persons - Emancipation - Great Britain - Colonies
Antigua - Race relations - History
Nonfiction
Informational works
Call Number 305.800972974 ANF
Language English
Original Publication Recorded from: 2015 9780822375050 2015
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