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Towns, government, legislation and the 'police' in Jamaica and the British Atlantic, 1770-1805

Graham, A; (2019) Towns, government, legislation and the 'police' in Jamaica and the British Atlantic, 1770-1805. Urban History 10.1017/S0963926819000166. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

Urban renewal in the British Isles in the long eighteenth century was based on new municipal powers made possible by parliament. Focusing on Jamaica between 1770 and 1805, which passed legislation for the ‘policing’ – in the broader Scottish sense – of its towns, demonstrates that it was a global phenomenon common to the whole British Atlantic. However, the solutions it produced were also specific to local circumstances. Jamaican elites feared invasion, revolt and the dissolution of the slave society. Their police acts reflected these concerns, and demonstrate the alternative pathway that urban modernity took in this part of the British Atlantic.

Type: Article
Title: Towns, government, legislation and the 'police' in Jamaica and the British Atlantic, 1770-1805
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/S0963926819000166
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0963926819000166
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of History
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10065246
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