Journals Higher Education



Published: 11 October 2018

320 Pages | 17 black & white illustrations; 2 maps


ISBN: 9780198791638

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White Fury

A Jamaican Slaveholder and the Age of Revolution

Christer Petley

  • The story of one of Jamaica's most powerful colonial inhabitants: Simon Taylor, one of the wealthiest and most influential slaveholders of the eighteenth-century British empire.
  • Offers new insights into the merciless machinery and hazards of Jamaican plantation life through Taylor's letters.
  • Examines the impacts of the American, French, and Haitian Revolutions on the British imperial slave system.
  • Details the importance of sugar and slavery to the eighteenth-century empire, the rise of the Caribbean planter class, and the struggle over the future of slavery that took place during the Age of Revolution.