24 May, 2010

The Thistlewood Diary

Mastery, Tyranny, and Desire by Trevor Burnard. The author looks at the 40 year diary of Thomas Thistlewood, a white slave owner in the 1700's who lived in Jamaica. 
Thistlewood's diary reveals a great deal not only about the man and his slaves but also about the structure and enforcement of power, changing understandings of human rights and freedom, and connections among social class, race, and gender, as well as sex and sexuality, in the plantation system.


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