Resisting The Chains
Resistance to Slavery in the British West Indies

Craton, Michael
Publisher:  Cornell University Press
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX8123

Waterloo Professor Michael Craton analyzes the slave resistance in the British West Indies. He argues that what seemed like acquiescence was in fact a strategic manoever that permitted less obvious signs of subversion and revolt. He documents the rebellion of the Marrons in Jamaica, the Black Caribs and slave rebellion on the plantations of Barbados as well as the brutal repression that occured. While giving a Marxist analysis of class war he adopts the slaves viewpoint and gives the reader history from the ground up.