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Acknowledgments xxi
Introduction / Wayne Modest and Tim Barringer 1
Object Lessons
Introduction to Object Lessons Wayne Modest and Tim Barringer 51
1. The Cruickshank Lock, circa 1838 / Wayne Modest 55
2. Table, circa 1830-1840 / John Cross 59
3. A Tread-Mill Scene in Jamaica, 1837 / Diana Paton 61
4. Sligoville with Misson Premises, 1843 / Catherine Hall 63
5. A View of Coke Chapel from the Parade, circa 1846-1847 / James Robertson 67
6. The Ordinance of Baptism / Dianne M. Stewart 69
7. Kidd's New Plan of the City of Kingston, Jamaica, 1854 / Rivke Jaffe
8. Grave of Eighty Rebels near Morant Bay, Jamaica / Wayne Modest 77
9. Map Recording of Rebellion of 1865 / Gad Heuman 79
10. The Vale of St. Thomas, Jamaica, 1867 / Jennifer Raab 83
11. Newcastle, Jamaica, 1884 / Tim Barringer 85
12. Opening the Railway Line at Porus / James Robertson 89
13. Day School Children, Jamaica / Patrick Bryan 91
14. Wedding Group, Jamaica / Anthony Bogues 95
15. Child's Outdoor Cap. Lace-bark, circa 1850-1861 / Steeve O. Buckridge 97
16. Portrait of a Woman of Chinese Origin, circa 1895-1861 / Patrick Bryan 99
17. Mary Seacole, 1871 / Jan Marsh 103
18. Fatima, circa 1886 / Erica Moiah James 105
19. Selection of Jamaican Wood Samples Made for the 1891 Exhibition / Veerle Poupeye, Nicole Smythe-Johnson, and O'Neil Lawrence 109
20. Illustration of an Obeah Figure, 1893 / Diana Paton 111
21. Castleton Gardens / Krista A.Thompson 115
22. Queen Victoria, 1915 / Petrina Dacres 117
Part I. Making Victorian Subjects
1. State Formation in Victorian Jamaica / Diana Paton 125
2. Victorian Jamaica: The View from the Colonial Office / Gad Heuman 139
3. Liberalism, Colonial Power, Subjectivities, and the Technologies of Pastoral Coloniality: The Jamaican Case / Anthony Bogues 156
4. Dirt, Disease, and Difference in Victorian Jamaica: The Politics of Sanitary Reform n the Milroy Report of 1852 / Rivke Jaffe 174
5. Creating Good Colonial Citizens: Industrial Schools and Reformatories in Victorian Jamaica / Shani Roper 190
6. Botany in Victorian Jamaica / Mark Nesbitt 209
7. Victorian Sport in Jamaica, 1863-1909 / Julian Cresser 240
8. Rewriting the Past: Imperial Histories of Antislavery Nation / Catherine Hall 263
Part II. Visual and Material Cultures
9. Land, Labor, Landscape: Views of the Plantation in Victorian Jamaica / Tim Barringer 281
10. The Duperly Family and Photography in Victorian Jamaica / David Boxer 322
11. Noel B. Livingston's Gallery of Illustrious Jamaicans / Gillian Forrester 357
12. Picturing South Asians in Victorian Jamaica / Anna Arabindan-Kesson 395
13. Victorian Furniture in Jamaica / John M. Cross 420
14. Jamacia's Victorian Architectures: 1834-1907 / James Robertson 439
15. Creole Architecture in Victorian Jamaica / Elizabeth Pigou-Dennis 474
16. "Keeping Alive Before the People's Eyes This Great Event": Kingston's Queen Victoria Monument / Petrina Dacres 493
17. "A Period of Exhibitions": World's Fairs, Museums, and the Laboring Black Body in Jamaica / Wayne Modest 523
Part III. Race, Performance, Ritual
18. "Most Intensely Jamaican": The Rise of Brown Identity in Jamaica / Belinda Edmondson 553
19. "Black Skin, White Mask?": Race, Class, and the Politics of Dress in Victorian Jamaican Society, 1837-1901 / Steeve O. Buckridge 577
20. Kumina: A Spiritual Vocabulary of Nationhood in Victorian Jamaica / Dianne M. Stewart 602
21. Jamaican Performance in the Age of Emancipation / Nadia Ellis 622
22. Black Jamaica and the Victorian Musical Imaginary / Daniel T. Neely 641
23. "A Mysterious Murder": Considering Jamaican Victorianism / Faith Smith 658
Contributors 675
Index 685

About the Author

Tim Barringer is Paul Mellon Professor and Chair of the Department of the History of Art at Yale University.

Wayne Modest is Head of the Research Center for Material Culture at the Stichting Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen and Professor of Material Culture and Critical Heritage Studies at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.


"The many contributors give a detail and depth unachievable in a single-authored book, and one thing that makes Victorian Jamaica special is the picture it begins to make visible of Jamaican life as a whole." -- William Ghosh * TLS *

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