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Title:
Victorian Jamaica
Author:
Barringer, T. J., editor.
ISBN:
9780822374626
Physical Description:
1 online resource (xx, 722 pages) : illustrations
Contents:
Object lessons : Introduction to the vignettes / Wayne Modest and Tim Barringer -- The Cruickshank lock, ca.1838 / Wayne Modest -- Ralph Turnbull, table, ca.1830-40 / John Cross -- A tread-mill scene in Jamaica, 1837 / Diana Paton -- Sligoville with mission premises, 1843 / Catherine Hall -- A view of Coke Chapel from the parade, ca.1846-47 / James Robertson -- The ordinance of baptism / Dianne M. Stewart -- Kidd's new plan of the city of Kingston, Jamaica, 1854 / Rivke Jaffe -- Grave of eighty rebels near Morant Bay, Jamaica / Wayne Modest -- Map recording the rebellion of 1865 / Gad Heuman -- Frederic Church, the Vale of St Thomas, Jamaica, 1867 / Jennifer Raab -- R. Hay, Newcastle, Jamaica / Tim Barringer -- Opening of railway line at Porus / James Robertson -- Day school children, Jamaica / Patrick Bryan -- Wedding group, Jamaica / Tony Bogues -- Child's outdoor cap. lace-bark, ca. 1850?61 / Steeve O. Buckridge -- Portrait of a woman of Chinese origin, ca. 1895-1905 / Patrick Bryan -- Count Gleichen, Mary Seacole, 1871 / Jan Marsh -- Mrs Lionel Lee, Fatima, 1886 / Erica M. James -- Selection of Jamaican wood samples made for the 1891 exhibition / Veerle Poupeye, Nicole Smythe-Johnson, and O'Neil Lawrence -- Illustration of an obeah figure, 1893 / Diana Paton -- A Duperly and sons, Castleton gardens / Krista A. Thompson -- Mrs Lionel Lee, Queen Victoria, 1915 / Petrina Dacres -- Making Victorian subjects -- State formation in Victorian Jamaica / Diana Paton -- Victorian Jamaica: the view from the colonial office / Gad Heuman -- Liberalism, colonial power, subjectivities and the technologies of pastoral coloniality: the Jamaican case / Tony Bogues -- Dirt, disease and difference in Victorian Jamaica: the politics of sanitary reform in the Milroy report of 1852 / Rivke Jaffe -- Creating good colonial citizens: industrial schools and reformatories in Victorian Jamaica / Shani Roper -- Botany in Victorian Jamaica / Mark Nesbitt -- Victorian sport in Jamaica / Julian Cresser -- Re-writing the past: imperial histories of the antislavery nation / Catherine Hall -- Visual and material cultures -- Land, labor, landscape: views of the plantation / Tim Barringer -- The Duperly family and photography in Victorian Jamaica / David Boxer -- Noel B. Livingston's gallery of illustrious Jamaicans / Gillian Forrester -- Picturing South Asians in Victorian Jamaica / Anna Arabindan-Kesson -- Victorian furniture in Jamaica / John Cross -- Jamaica's Victorian architectures: 1834?1907 / James Robertson -- Jamaican vernacular 'architecture in the Victorian era / Elizabeth Pigou-Denis -- 'Keeping alive before the people's eyes this great event': Kingston's Queen Victorian monument / Petrina Dacres -- 'A period of exhibitions?: world's fairs, museums and the labouring black body in Jamaica / Wayne Modest -- Race, performance, ritual -- "Most intensely Jamaican": the rise of brown identity in Jamaicas / Belinda Edmundson -- 'Black skin, white mask' race, class and the politics of dress in Victorian Jamaican society / Steeve O. Buckridge -- African religious cultures in Victorian Jamaica / Dianne M. Stewart -- Jamaican performance in the age of emancipation / Nadia Ellis -- Musical or not musical: black Jamaica and the Victorian musical imaginary / Daniel Neely -- "A mysterious murder": considering Jamaican Victorianism / Faith Smith.
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Victorian Jamaica explores the extraordinary surviving archive of visual representation and material objects to provide a comprehensive account of Jamaican society during Queen Victoria's reign over the British Empire, from 1837 to 1901. In their analyses of material ranging from photographs of plantation laborers and landscape paintings to cricket team photographs, furniture, and architecture, as well as a wide range of texts, the contributors trace the relationship between black Jamaicans and colonial institutions; contextualize race within ritual and performance; and outline how material and visual culture helped shape the complex politics of colonial society. By narrating Victorian history from a Caribbean perspective, this richly illustrated volume--featuring 270 full-color images--offers a complex and nuanced portrait of Jamaica that expands our understanding of the wider history of the British Empire and Atlantic world during this period.

Contributors. Anna Arabindan-Kesson, Tim Barringer, Anthony Bogues, David Boxer, Patrick Bryan, Steeve O. Buckridge, Julian Cresser, John M. Cross, Petrina Dacres, Belinda Edmondson, Nadia Ellis, Gillian Forrester, Catherine Hall, Gad Heuman, Rivke Jaffe, O'Neil Lawrence, Erica Moiah James, Jan Marsh, Wayne Modest, Daniel T. Neely, Mark Nesbitt, Diana Paton, Elizabeth Pigou-Dennis, Veerle Poupeye, Jennifer Raab, James Robertson, Shani Roper, Faith Smith, Nicole Smythe-Johnson, Dianne M. Stewart, Krista A. Thompson