Seminar 2: Labour riots The decline of the sugar industry in the late nineteenth century affected plantation workers as well as many other lower-class Afro-Caribbean men and women. It will also examine the impact of this restructuring on local garment sectors and the wider host economies in the Caribbean. They moved quickly to criminalize those who did not make proper. This article was published in the semi-scholarly political magazine, Against The Current; Detroit Vol. Williams, Voodoos and Obeahs: phases of West India Witchcraft 1932.
Wilmot, 'Emancipation in Action: Workers and wage conflict in Jamaica 1838-1840' in H. Here, I reiterate the Caribbean version of world systems theory in arguing that colonialism and imperialism constitute the overarching context in which both so-called central and peripheral modes must be conceptualized. Bogues, 'Nationalism and Jamaican political thought' in K. Chomsky, 'Afro-Jamaican Traditions and Labor organizing on United Fruit Company plantations in Costa Rica 1910', Journal of Social History 28, 4 1995 , 837-55. Marshall, 'The Post-Slavery Labour Problem revisited', in B. Marshall, 'Metayage in the sugar industry of the British windward islands, 1838-1865' in H.
Campbell, 'Social and Economic Obstacles to the Development of Popular education in post-emancipation Jamaica, 1834-65', in H. Hauser, 'An East-indian laborers' household in nineteenth-century Jamaica', Historical Archaeology 38, 2 2004 , 9-21. Bolland, Struggles for Freedom: Essays on slavery, colonialism and culture in the Caribbean and Central America 1997. Bolland, 'The politics of freedom in the British Caribbean', in F. Did these plans take the socio-economic, political, and cultural realities of the islands into sufficient account? Sources: Extracts from works by Marcus Garvey, Edward Blyden, and J. Brown, et all, The Oxford history of the British empire.
Trotman, Crime in Trinidad: conflict and Control in a plantation society 1838-1900 1986. Mackie, The Great Marcus Garvey 1987 T. Monteith, 'Emancipation and Labour on Jamaican coffee plantations, 1838-48', Slavery and Abolition 31, 3 2000 , 125-35. Moberg, 'Crown Colony as Banana Republic: The untied fruit company in British Honduras, 1900-1920 ', journal of Latin American studies, 28, 2 1996 , 357-81. Johnson, 'Barbadian migrants in the Putumayo district of the Amazon', in M.
Learning outcomes After completing the course students should: 1. If you have missed handouts or sources, pick it up from a box marked 'struggle for freedom' in a cabinet on the first floor of Vanbrugh. Johnson, The White Minority in the Caribbean 1998 V. If possible, read the Marshall article as it gives a nice overview of the notion of freedom, while the others address particular social and economic features of the System. Do you agree with this assessment? To this successfully, your reading will have to address the rise of both a middle-class and working-class consciousness.
Seminar 2: Social reform A wave of social reform followed the change to Crown Colony government. Especially useful for this seminar's main question is the work by Monica Schulers. Alexander, History of Organised Labor in the English-speaking West Indies 2004. The first part of the seminar sets out the pattern of migration based on your summaries and discusses the so-called pull, push and facilitating factors underpinning it. Paton, No Bond but the law: punishment, race and gender in Jamaican state formation 1789-1870 2004 , chapter 4.
Johnson, Neither led nor Driven, chapter 3. Procedural work: 1,000 word document analysis to be submitted in class on Wednesday 9 November. Why was land ownership so crucial for the ex-slaves? Finally, thank you to my reviewers, Paul Shackel and Fred Smith, who provided supportive comments and constructive criticism which improved the manuscript. It was not until the early twentieth century before this and other forms of colour prejudice within the Afro-Caribbean community was criticised. Bacchus, 'Consensus and conflict over the provision of elementary education', in H. Assessment Assessed work: Paper 1: a three-hour document-based closed exam in the summer term Paper 2: a 5,000 word essay which is based on a choice of themes discussed in the course.
Paton, No Bond but the Law: Punishment, race and gender in Jamaican state formation 1789-1870 2004 , chapters 2 + 3. Try reading one of these anthropological studies and at least another text on the Afro-Caribbean peasantry in the immediate post-emancipation period. The 1930 labour riots convinced even more people that the welfare of the colonies required such a change. On the basis of your readings one of which is a handout on trends in Caribbean migration , summarise this pattern in 1 age and bring this to class. Read at least three studies on the labour movement and labour riots in the 1930s and think about the following :.
Any and all shortcomings remain my own. Brereton, Race Relations in colonial Trinidad 1870-1900 1979. The somewhat different trajectories of Barbados and Jamaica in that regard are considered here. Morrell, Select Documents on British Colonial Policy 1830-1860 1968. How representative are accounts of the 'flight from the estates' that concentrate on the bigger islands in the Caribbean? Week 7: Black power Racialism M. The notion of speaker identity and agency, advanced by Singler 2006, 2008 in theorizing creole genesis cf. This was published in Against the Current; Detroit Vol.