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The Resource Enterprising women : gender, race, and power in the revolutionary Atlantic, Kit Candlin and Cassandra Pybus, (electronic resource)

Enterprising women : gender, race, and power in the revolutionary Atlantic, Kit Candlin and Cassandra Pybus, (electronic resource)

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Enterprising women : gender, race, and power in the revolutionary Atlantic
Title
Enterprising women
Title remainder
gender, race, and power in the revolutionary Atlantic
Statement of responsibility
Kit Candlin and Cassandra Pybus
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Language
eng
Summary
In the Caribbean colony of Grenada in 1797, Dorothy Thomas signed the manumission documents for her elderly slave Betty. Thomas owned dozens of slaves and was well on her way to amassing the fortune that would make her the richest black resident in the nearby colony of Demerara. What made the transaction notable was that Betty was Dorothy Thomas's mother and that fifteen years earlier Dorothy had purchased her own freedom and that of her children. Although she was just one remove from bondage, Dorothy Thomas managed to become so rich and powerful that she was known as the Queen of Demerara. Dorothy Thomas's story is but one of the remarkable acounts of pluck and courage recovered inEnterprising Women. As the microbiographies in this book reveal, free women of color in Britain's Caribbean colonies were not merely the dependent concubines of the white male elite, as is commonly assumed. In the capricious world of the slave colonies during the age of revolutions, some of them were able to rise to dizzying heights of success. These highly entrepreneurial women exercised remarkable mobility and developed extensive commercial and kinship connections in the metropolitan heart of empire while raising well-educated children who were able to penetrate deep into British life.--
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Candlin, Kit,
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Pybus, Cassandra
Series statement
  • Race in the Atlantic world, 1700-1900
  • JSTOR eBooks
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  • Racially mixed women
  • Women, Black
  • Businesswomen
  • Social stratification
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Enterprising women : gender, race, and power in the revolutionary Atlantic, Kit Candlin and Cassandra Pybus, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt175732m
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; INTRODUCTION. Elisabeth and Her Sisters; CHAPTER ONE. The Free Colored Moment War and Revolution in a Brave New World; CHAPTER TWO. Bars, Brothels, and Business Rachael Pringle Polgreen and Rosetta Smith; CHAPTER THREE. By Labors and Fidelity Judith Philip and Her Family; CHAPTER FOUR. A Lasting Testament of Gratitude Susannah Ostrehan and Her Nieces; CHAPTER FIVE. The Queen of Demerara Mrs. Dorothy Thomas; CHAPTER SIX. By Habit and Repute The Intimate Frontier of Empire; CHAPTER SEVEN. Uncertain Prospects Mixed- Race Descendants at the Heart of Empire; ConclusionNotes; Bibliography; Index
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ocn893633071
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780820347790
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)893633071
Label
Enterprising women : gender, race, and power in the revolutionary Atlantic, Kit Candlin and Cassandra Pybus, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt175732m
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; INTRODUCTION. Elisabeth and Her Sisters; CHAPTER ONE. The Free Colored Moment War and Revolution in a Brave New World; CHAPTER TWO. Bars, Brothels, and Business Rachael Pringle Polgreen and Rosetta Smith; CHAPTER THREE. By Labors and Fidelity Judith Philip and Her Family; CHAPTER FOUR. A Lasting Testament of Gratitude Susannah Ostrehan and Her Nieces; CHAPTER FIVE. The Queen of Demerara Mrs. Dorothy Thomas; CHAPTER SIX. By Habit and Repute The Intimate Frontier of Empire; CHAPTER SEVEN. Uncertain Prospects Mixed- Race Descendants at the Heart of Empire; ConclusionNotes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn893633071
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820347790
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)893633071

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