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Drawing on both original documents and contemporary secondary sources at repositories in England and Jamaica, Marshall analyses the economic, social, political and legal framework which bound the lives of the enslaved black populations, free coloureds and whites in St Vincent, Tobago, Dominica and Grenada and the Grenadines in a significant period of Caribbean history.
By exposing the atrocities committed against people of African descent by Europeans during the Trans-Atlantic Trade in Africans and plantation slavery, and by highlighting the devastating generational impact of the enslavement of people of African descent, the Jamaica National Bicentenary Committee has provided a timely contribution to the on-going debate about reparations. The book has the potential to transform our understanding of the trade and its legacies, and should serve as an important road map for anyone interested in the issue of reparations.
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In this powerful and controversial book, distinguished African-American political leader and thinker Randall Robinson argues for the restoration of the rich history that slavery and segregation severed. Drawing from research and personal experience, he shows that only by reclaiming their lost past and proud heritage can blacks lay the foundation for their future.
This is the first scholarly work that looks comprehensively at the reparations discussion in the Caribbean. Written by a leading economic historian of the region, a seasoned activist in the wider movement for social justice and advocacy of historical truth, Britain’s Black Debt looks at the origins and development of reparations as a regional and international process. Weaving detailed historical data on Caribbean slavery and the transatlantic slave trade together with legal principles and the politics of postcolonialism, Beckles sets out a solid academic analysis of the evidence.