By Barbara Currie Dailey, John Anderson

ISBN-10: 1435694902

ISBN-13: 9781435694903

ISBN-10: 9766400903

ISBN-13: 9789766400903

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Vincent, as elsewhere, Emancipation transformed the demographics of the ex-slave population, which now began to increase naturally. See Martin, History of the Colonies, p. 54; and B. W. Higman, Slave Populations of the British Caribbean, 1807-1834 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984), pp. 68-70. " He concluded by observing that "if [apprentices] evince an injudicious fondness for the[ir children] at one time, they not less exhibit an equally injudicious severity of correction, when these are in fault," which amplified a point he made in his journal (p.

St. Vincent's population statistics are tabulated in Appendix 4. 70. In 1833, and again in 1838, for example, the St. Vincent legislature passed acts for the "Punishment of Idle and Disorderly Persons, Rogues and Vagabonds," House of Commons: Sessional Papers, 1839, vol. 36, p. 450. 71. Martin, History of the Colonies, p. 55. 34 Between Slavery and Freedom ties of town-based apprentices were criminalized, as compared to those of their counterparts working on the island's estates, plantations and pens.

The condition of free children; 9. the apprentices' educational and religious facilities; 10. the apprentices' desire to purchase their freedom; 11. the employment of those who do purchase freedom; 12. the prospects for the sugar crop; 13. additional suggestions and recommendations. Anderson's thoughtful and detailed responses to these questions bespoke his commitment to his job and his industry in its discharge, while providing valuable additional information on the workings of the Apprenticeship.

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