Freedmen and Slaves in the Barbados Militia

1984 (Jerome S. Handler) “Freedmen and Slaves in the Barbados Militia.” Journal of Caribbean History 19: 1-25.

In this paper, I focus on a little treated subject in Caribbean history, the position of non-whites, particularly the recruitment and arming of slaves, a practice which may have regularly occurred earlier in Barbados than in any other of Britain’s Caribbean and continental colonies.

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