Jamacica Research Paper

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Title of Paper: “Jamaican Women during the Colonial Era” Jamaica was first inhabited by the Arawaks Indians from South America two thousand years before Christopher Columbus discovered the island for Spain. Jamaica was colonized by Spain until British forces seized the island. During the colonial period, Jamaica’s economic system relied heavily on sugar and coffee. Women of African descent were affected by this trade because they worked alongside men in the sugar plantations and faced sexual harassment from Caucasian slave holders. Although this occurrence was unfortunate, the children that were produced were able to have access to an education and be a part of the middle class. The disparities among the Jamaican people due to this difference in treatment were evident within Jamaican culture. The proposed paper will examine the educational, legal, and political power institutions of colonial Jamaica. More importantly, the impact these institutions had on Jamaican women will be critically evaluated. Jamaica’s colonial era depicted the many misfortunes and hardships the island inhabitants endured, especially women of African descent. The paper will also discuss how these women survived or navigated the colonial terrain and conditions in Jamaica. Anderson, Jervis. “England in Jamaica: memories from a colonial boyhood.” American Scholar 69, no. 2 (April 15, 2000): 15-30. Bogues, Anthony. “History, Decolonization and the Making of Revolution.” Interventions: The International Journal Of Postcolonial Studies 12, no. 1 (March 2010): 76-87. Delle, James A. "The Governor and the Enslaved: An Archaeology of Colonial Modernity at Marshall's Pen, Jamaica." International Journal Of Historical Archaeology 13, no. 4(2009): 488-512. Higman, B. W. "Slaveholders in Jamaica: Colonial Society and Culture during the Era of Abolition." Slavery & Abolition 32, no. 1 (March 2011): 154-156. Johnson, Tekla Ali. "Colonial Caste Paradigms and The African Diaspora." Black Scholar...
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