Bachelor of Arts
Thome, Kimball, British Caribbean, American, Antislavery, Emancipation
This study, in short, examines the impact of Thome and Kimball's Emancipation in the West Indies text on the changing understanding of immediatism and on the concomitant shifts in American antislavery discourse and tactics leading up to 1840. I take up the question of how new forms of discipline and labor exploitation which were pioneered in the British Caribbean came to influence abolitionists' vision of freedom and discuss possible consequences only briefly in the conclusion as I point to further directions in which a study such as this could be taken.
Weber, Benjamin David, "Emancipation in the West Indies: Thome and Kimball's Interpretation and the Shift in American Antislavery Discourse, 1834-1840" (2007). Honors Papers. 452.