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Research project

Research paper on the Jamaican planter class and politics of slavery, delivered to Annual Conference of the Association of Caribbean Historians

Project overview

This was a paper drawing on research on the letters of Simon Taylor (1739-1813), a prominent Jamaican slaveholder, and his proslavery political outlook. It eventually evolved into material for the book White Fury: A Jamaican Planter and the Age of Revolution (OUP, 2018).


Lead researcher

Professor Christer Petley

Professor of Atlantic History

Research interests

  • Atlantic History
  • Caribbean History
  • Slavery and Abolition
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