The Problem of Freedom

The Problem of Freedom

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qA spirited and absorbing history of emancipation, oppression, and rebellion in the British empire.q -- C. Vann Woodward. qHolt greatly extends and deepens our understanding of the emancipation experience when, for just over a century, the people of Jamaica struggled to achieve their own vision of freedom and autonomy against powerful conservative forces.q -- David Barry Gaspar.To achieve this, Governor Sligo, shortly after his arrival in Jamaica, recommended the general adoption of the treadmill. Invented by Samuel Cubitt in 1818, the treadmill had come into widespread use in England as a result of the efforts of theanbsp;...

Title:The Problem of Freedom
Author:Thomas C. Holt
Publisher:JHU Press - 1992


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