New Book: “Proslavery Priest, The Atlantic World of John Lindsay”

Proslavery Priest: The Atlantic World of John Lindsay, 1729-1788 by B. W. Higman is one of the new publications by University of the West Indies Press coming out this month (November 2011).

Description: John Lindsay was an ordained minister of the Church of England, serving church and state in the British Atlantic. The second half of his life was spent in Jamaica, where—in the midst of Caribbean slave society—he had leisure to live a life of ideas and develop literary and philosophical interests. At his death, Lindsay left manuscript sermons, a natural history of Jamaica, and a proslavery polemic. These texts address central questions of eighteenth-century British imperial thought.

Barry W. Higman is professor emeritus of history at the University of the West Indies-Mona, Jamaica. In his research, Higman combines historical methodologies with techniques from other disciplines, notably geography, toponymy and archaeology. Other publications include Plantation Jamaica, 1750-1850: Capital and Control in a Colonial Economy (University of the West Indies Press, 2005), Jamaican Food: History, Biology, Culture (University of the West Indies Press, 2008) and A Concise History of the Caribbean (Cambridge University Press, 2010).

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