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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.

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

April 15

GUEST CURATOR:  Kurt Falter What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette (April 15, 1768).“A few Cask choice Jamaica Sugar & Coffee.” It is without question that coffee is far more...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Apr 2018

The Iniquities of Apprenticeship

If anyone was ever in any doubt about the iniquities of the Apprenticeship scheme that followed the apparent abolition of slavery in the British colonies this little book lays out in graphic detail just how much more dreadful things became for those who...
From: A Parcel of Ribbons on 14 Feb 2018

A Fight for Freedom…

The story of John Wedderburn of Ballindean and Joseph Knight is wonderfully intriguing and was begging to be shared here. In 1745 Johns father joined the Jacobite army to fight with Prince Charles Edward Stuart. He served as a colonel but after...
From: Culloden Battlefield on 28 Oct 2017

Q&A with Carla Pestana on The English Conquest of Jamaica

Casey Schmitt interviews Carla Gardina Pestana about her new book, "The English Conquest of Jamaica" (Harvard University Press, 2017).
From: The Junto on 16 Aug 2017

Book Review of Carla Gardina Pestana’s The English Conquest of Jamaica

It is an exciting time to be a scholar of Caribbean history. From conferences to publications, the past decade has seen historians of early America, Latin America, and the Atlantic world turn to the Caribbean for insights into the development of empire,...
From: The Junto on 15 Aug 2017

Refugees Fit for Rescue: Loyalists, Maroons, and Mi’kmaq

Ruma Chopra How does Canada’s more open, even welcoming policy towards Syrian refugees fit with other refugees, black loyalists and Maroons who entered the Maritimes over 200 years ago when the colonies were peripheral regions within a larger British...
From: Borealia on 17 Apr 2017

Robert Cooper Lee – The Lost Miniature

I owe a debt to Michael Hardy who kindly obtained this much better copy of the image of Robert Cooper Lee from the Christie’s sale catalogue of 27 March 1979. When I call this a ‘lost’ miniature I am sure the owner knows they have it!...
From: A Parcel of Ribbons on 8 Apr 2017

Counter-Revolutionary Jamaica: Contesting Freedom after Slavery

By Gordon Barnes The revolutionary process of the Baptist War (see Part 1 — Revolutionary Jamaica: Interpreting the Politics of the Baptist War) was met with a reactionary, counter-revolutionary social process in Jamaica. This was evinced by the...
From: Age of Revolutions on 24 Jan 2017

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