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Small Islands, Large Questions Society, Culture and Resistance in the Post-Emancipation Caribbean (Studies in Slave and Post-Slave Societies and Cu) by Karen Olwig

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Published by Routledge .
Written in English


  • Anthropology,
  • Slavery & emancipation,
  • Social history,
  • Sociology,
  • History,
  • Contemporary Economic Situations And Conditions,
  • Social Situations And Conditions,
  • Social conditions,
  • Caribbean islands,
  • Leeward Islands (West Indies),
  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • Social Science / Sociology / General,
  • Economic conditions,
  • General,
  • Emancipation,
  • Freedmen,
  • Slaves

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages200
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7800032M
ISBN 100714645761
ISBN 109780714645766

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