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SLAVERY, GEOGRAPHY AND EMPIRE IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY MARINE LANDSCAPES OF MONTREAL AND JAMAICA. Charmaine A. Nelson. Ashgate Publishing, Farnham/Burlington, 2015. 512 pp. with 44 ills. (16 col.). ISBN 9781409468912 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: Slavery, Geography and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Marine Landscapes of Montreal and Jamaica is among the first Slavery Studies books -- and the first in Art History -- to juxtapose temperate and tropical slavery. Charmaine A. Nelson explores the central role of geography and its racialized representation as landscape art in imperial conquest. One could easily assume that nineteenth-century Montreal and Jamaica were worlds apart, but through her astute examination of marine landscape art, the author re-connects these two significant British island colonies, sites of colonial ports with profound economic and military value. Through an analysis of prints, illustrated travel books and maps, the author exposes the fallacy of their disconnection, arguing instead that the separation of these colonies was a retroactive fabrication designed in part to rid Canada of its deeply colonial history as an integral part of Britain's global trading network which enriched the motherland through extensive trade in crops produced by enslaved workers on tropical plantations.
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