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Catherine, the wife of Colonel Edward Marcus Despard – Part 1

As there is so much to tell in this story, during the next few days I will be taking a look at the life of Catherine Despard and that of her son, so do keep an eye out for the following parts. Firstly though, I  would like to give a massive ‘Thank...
From: All Things Georgian on 7 Mar 2022

Loyalist Slave-Owning Refugees in Postwar Jamaica

The two forces of paternalism and slavery shaped the lives of Loyalist slaveowners in the postwar British Empire. Historians rarely connect these forces in... The post Loyalist Slave-Owning Refugees in Postwar Jamaica appeared first on Journal of the...

Interview: Ruma Chopra on “Almost Home: Maroons between Slavery and Freedom in Jamaica, Nova Scotia, and Sierra Leone”

Ruma Chopra’s recent book is Almost Home: Maroons between Slavery and Freedom in Jamaica, Nova Scotia, and Sierra Leone (Yale University Press, 2018). This interview was conducted by Roberto Sirvent, and was originally published at the Black Agenda...
From: Borealia on 20 Jan 2021

The British Invade Nicaragua: The San Juan Expedition

According to Andrew Jackson O’ Shaughnessy, the San Juan Expedition was among “the most ambitious enterprises of the American Revolutionary War.”[1] In 1779, after Spain’s... The post The British Invade Nicaragua: The San...

Battle of the Saintes

We often think that the Siege of Yorktown, Virginia, and the surrender ceremony of October 19, 1781, was the effective end to fighting in... The post Battle of the Saintes appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Routes of Reverberation: Afterlives of Tacky’s Revolt

The following excerpt is from Vincent Brown‘s Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War (Harvard University Press, 2020). It has been republished with permission of the author and press. Copyright ©️ 2020 by Vincent...
From: Age of Revolutions on 10 Aug 2020

Jamaica on Fire: Haiti and the Problem of Inspiration

By Tom Zoellner  Any study of the march toward freedom in the Caribbean must give a central role to the horror and splendor of the Haitian Revolution – the 1791 revolt of enslaved people in the outpost of Saint-Domingue that turned into a full-blown...
From: Age of Revolutions on 20 Jul 2020

Early American Women Unmasked

A special edition of #ColonialCouture, a Junto roundtable on fashion as history in early American life.  Protective face coverings have emerged as a potent, multifaceted metaphor for the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite inconsistent examples set by elected...
From: The Junto on 5 May 2020

Major Lawrence Washington of Mount Vernon

Much has been written about George Washington’s lack of formal education and his eager grasp of learning from other men, especially those of status... The post Major Lawrence Washington of Mount Vernon appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Banishments of Covenanters and Argyll Prisoners in July 1685 #History #Scotland

Following the unsuccessful Argyll Rising of May to June, 1685, the government conducted large-scale banishments of prisoners held in Edinburgh. Most were banished to the plantations in Jamaica. [24 July, 1685] Banished:– William Smith, Andrew Scot,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 8 Aug 2019

The Capture and Banishment of Two Galloway Covenanters: Or A “Clothes Rail” for the Killing Times #History #Scotland

  One of the problems that bedevils the history of the Killing Times is that several of the known field deaths do not have a date attached to them beyond the year 1685. One way round that problem in the historical evidence is the knowledge that,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 27 Jul 2019

Thomas Fletchall’s Association: A Loyalist Proclamation in the South Carolina Backcountry

Thomas Fletchall was a man of considerable influence in the South Carolina backcountry. Born in Maryland in 1725, Fletchall and his family relocated to... The post Thomas Fletchall’s Association: A Loyalist Proclamation in the South Carolina Backcountry...

Hidden black identities

Much work has been done recently demonstrating the presence of people of African origin in the UK for far longer than had previously been thought, notably Miranda Kaufman’s book Black Tudors. I recently came across the extract above in...
From: A Parcel of Ribbons on 28 Jan 2019

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

To all our lovely readers, we send a massive ‘thank you‘ for all your amazing support during this year and our best wishes to you all for this holiday season. We will be taking a blog break until January 8th when we will return with plenty...
From: All Things Georgian on 13 Dec 2018

Putting a Price on Loyalty: Mary Loring’s List of Losses

The Revolutionary War took a heavy toll on Great Britain. The Treaty of Paris in 1783 left it not just bereft of former colonies... The post Putting a Price on Loyalty: Mary Loring’s List of Losses appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

The family of Allan Ramsay, principal portrait painter to George III

During research into Allan Ramsay, we have noticed that the information given online concerning his children is incorrect and – in some cases – missing altogether. So, today’s post is something of a genealogical exercise to fully document...
From: All Things Georgian on 18 Oct 2018

A Serial Killer on the island of Jamaica, 1773

Their Sentence, Pride and Malice I defy Despise their power, and like a Roman die. We were busy researching something completely different about Jamaica and stumbled across this story. Whilst we’re unable to add anything much to it we thought it...
From: All Things Georgian on 25 Sep 2018

Revealing NEW information about Dido Elizabeth Belle’s siblings

We’re very excited to be able to bring you some new information about Dido Elizabeth Belle. Dido was the natural daughter of a former African slave woman and Sir John Lindsay; she was brought up alongside her cousin, Lady Elizabeth Murray at their...
From: All Things Georgian on 26 Jun 2018

Q&A with Daniel Livesay, author of Children of Uncertain Fortune: Mixed-Race Jamaicans in Britain and the Atlantic Family, 1733-1833

Daniel Livesay is Associate Professor of History at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, CA.  His research focuses on questions of race, slavery, and family in the colonial Atlantic World. His first book, Children of Uncertain Fortune:...
From: The Junto on 20 Apr 2018

Atlantic Families, Race, and Empire

Children of Uncertain Fortune: Mixed-Race Jamaicans in Britain and the Atlantic Family, 1733-1833. By Daniel Livesay. Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, 2018....
From: The Junto on 19 Apr 2018

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