Episode #5 of Slavery and Its Legacies with Christienna Fryar
March 13, 2017
In this episode Thomas Thurston spoke with Christienna Fryar, an Assistant Professor of History at SUNY Buffalo State and a visiting fellow at the Gilder Lehrman Center, on post-emancipation Jamaica, an era that scholars of British imperial history have defined as the three decades between full freedom in the 1830s and the Morant Bay Rebellion in 1865. Professor Fryer uses a series of particular disasters on the island to examine the British colonial administration’s response to key moments in the history of post-emancipation Jamaica. She suggests that emancipation was a much longer and less clearly defined process than typically understood.