Jamaica Episodes

May 28, 2020

160. Recasting Tacky's Revolt as an Atlantic Slave War with Vincent Brown

Virginia is a landscape shaped by slavery and the enslaved communities who labored in bondage on plantations like Mount Vernon, Monticello, and the smaller farms that surrounded these large estates. But in the eighteenth cent...

Slavery Eighteenth Century Atlantic World Military History Jamaica

March 26, 2020

151. Going Timbering and Turtling in the Caribbean with Mary Draper

Three hundred years ago, timber and turtles were key commodities for English settlers on Barbados and Jamaica . Barbadians sailed northwest to the island of St. Lucia where they harvested timber while Jamaicans headed to the ...

Jamaica Caribbean Environment Economy