The Resource Freedom's children: : the 1938 labor rebellion and the birth of modern Jamaica, Colin A. Palmer, (ebook)

Freedom's children: : the 1938 labor rebellion and the birth of modern Jamaica, Colin A. Palmer, (ebook)

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Freedom's children: : the 1938 labor rebellion and the birth of modern Jamaica
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Freedom's children:
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the 1938 labor rebellion and the birth of modern Jamaica
Statement of responsibility
Colin A. Palmer
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Language
eng
Summary
Freedom's Children is the first comprehensive history of Jamaica's watershed 1938 labor rebellion and its aftermath. Colin Palmer argues that, a hundred years after the abolition of slavery, Jamaica's disgruntled workers challenged the oppressive status quo and forced a morally ossified British colonial society to recognize their grievances. The rebellion produced two rival leaders who dominated the political life of the colony through the achievement of independence in 1962. Alexander Bustamante, a moneylender, founded the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union and its progeny, the Jamaica Labour Party. Norman Manley, an eminent barrister, led the struggle for self-government and with others established the People's National Party. Palmer describes the ugly underside of British colonialism and details the persecution of Jamaican nationalists. He sheds new light on the nature of Bustamante's collaboration with the imperial regime, the rise of the trade-union movement, the struggle for constitutional change, and the emergence of party politics in a modernizing Jamaica
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Midwest
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1944-
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Palmer, Colin A.
Dewey number
320.97292/0904
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Electronic books
  • Jamaica
  • Labor
  • Labor unions
  • Jamaica
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adult
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Freedom's children: : the 1938 labor rebellion and the birth of modern Jamaica, Colin A. Palmer, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469611709
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11718881
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remote
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11718881
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MWT11718881
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Freedom's children: : the 1938 labor rebellion and the birth of modern Jamaica, Colin A. Palmer, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469611709
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11718881
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11718881
System control number
MWT11718881
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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