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Jamaican legislation and the Transatlantic Constitution, 1664-1839

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Between its first meeting in January 1664 and the final session held under unfree labour in December 1838, the volume of legislation passed by the house of assembly in Jamaica increased exponentially. As in Britain and Ireland, this reflected the growing administrative capacity and political power of the legislature and also the enormous demand for laws and law-making among local interest groups. The rise and fall of slavery and the slave society in the island was therefore underpinned in a l...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S0018246X1700022X

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Sub department:
History Faculty
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-3846-2326
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
Historical Journal More from this journal
Volume:
61
Issue:
2
Pages:
327-355
Publication date:
2017-10-17
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1469-5103
ISSN:
0018-246X
Language:
English
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Review
Pubs id:
1066447
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pubs:1066447
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2021-02-01

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